Category: Theatre

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Novelist Roald Dahl’s books are rife with precocious children, many of them depicted in a less than favorable light.  Think of the greedy brats in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie withstanding, or Danny the Champion of the World’s schoolyard bullies. Of course, Dahl was perceptive enough to lay the blame for children’s misbehavior […]

COME FROM AWAY: THE SILVER LINING IN NEWFOUNDLAND’S OPEN HEART

COME FROM AWAY: THE SILVER LINING IN NEWFOUNDLAND’S OPEN HEART

[ 0 ] June 10, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  For the 2015/2016 season, La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley has selected to premiere the new musical Come From Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by the Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein. The Playhouse bills Come From Away as “An original, rock-infused musical based on the true […]

It’s A Jolly Holiday as Mary Poppins Sweeps Through La Mirada

It’s A Jolly Holiday as Mary Poppins Sweeps Through La Mirada

[ 0 ] June 5, 2015

by tony reverditto –  BASED ON THE BOOKS BY P.L. TRAVERS and the classic Walt Disney film, the musical Mary Poppins, includes a score filled with timeless classics such as “Feed the Birds,” “Jolly Holiday,” “A Spoon Full of Sugar” and the Academy Award-winning, “Chim-Chim Cher-ee.” In the story, Jack of all trades, Bert, introduces […]

“The Skinny” on Cygnet Theatre's San Diego Premiere of 'The Whale'

“The Skinny” on Cygnet Theatre’s San Diego Premiere of ‘The Whale’

[ 0 ] May 8, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  When The Whale first appeared on the stage, Playwright Samuel D. Hunter noted, “It’s a play about the struggles to connect in 21st Century America.”  The Cygnet Theatre bills the show as, “Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption and of finding beauty in […]

CABARET AT THE WELK: The Wild Side of Sally Bowles

CABARET AT THE WELK: The Wild Side of Sally Bowles

[ 0 ] May 7, 2015

by bill biss –  Like a fine wine, the musical production of Cabaret has aged well. There’s the 1966 vintage original Broadway production, or, you have your choice of the 1972 vintage, which gives you a robust screen adaptation of the musical. There is even the 1989 blending of both, the original Broadway and film […]

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS - Orange & Los Angeles Counties

MAY THEATRE BRIEFS – Orange & Los Angeles Counties

[ 0 ] May 3, 2015

. AND ALL THE DEAD, LIE DOWN Harrison David River‘s new play, And All The Dead, Lie Down is described as “a portrait of a couple at a crossroads, a couple pondering the questions, ‘Is love enough to sustain us… and is it worth the risk?’” The Los Angeles and world premiere, starring Colton Ford, […]

ACTRESS/COMEDIENNE GERI JEWELL: Will Recreate Her Groundbreaking Character "Cousin Geri" in "The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode"

ACTRESS/COMEDIENNE GERI JEWELL: Will Recreate Her Groundbreaking Character “Cousin Geri” in “The Facts Of Life: The Lost Episode”

[ 0 ] April 15, 2015

. Playwright Jamie Morris is excited to announce that GERI JEWELL will be joining the cast for the final weekend of his comedy parody THE FACTS OF LIFE: THE LOST EPISODE. “It’s an absolute honor to have GERI join us this weekend. I’m a little overwhelmed and still processing it. I have been a fan of hers for years and […]

GUYS AND DOLLS: Returns to Orange County's Segerstrom Center

GUYS AND DOLLS: Returns to Orange County’s Segerstrom Center

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys And Dolls ran for more than 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. It received nearly unanimous, positive reviews from critics and was the winner of five Tony Awards including Best New Musical. Since then, the show has seen several revivals, including one […]

“HELLO, GORGEOUS!” David Turner and 'Buyer & Cellar'

“HELLO, GORGEOUS!” David Turner and ‘Buyer & Cellar’

[ 0 ] April 4, 2015

by lisa lipsey SHE’S A FUNNY GIRL, THAT BARBRA STREISAND… In every sense of the word. What is a renowned diva to do, with the decades of memories that light the corners of her mind? Where should “The Greatest Star” put the acres of memorabilia and awards sitting around her Malibu estate? If you’re Babs, […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Cinderella with a Wine Chaser

RAGE REVIEWS: Cinderella with a Wine Chaser

[ 0 ] March 20, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Cinderella is all over the place nowadays.  The kindhearted but neglected stepdaughter/stepsister who ultimately triumphs with a little help from her fairy godmother currently stars in the #1 movie in the US that bears her name, and she recently played a significant role in the hit movie version of the stage […]

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