Category: Theatre

“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 […]

GETTING CARRIE’D AWAY

GETTING CARRIE’D AWAY

[ 1 ] March 10, 2015

by tony reverditto –  Twenty-five years after the spellbinding premiere stunned critics and audiences from London to New York, Carrie: The Musical, with its infamous roots deep in the pantheon of terror, continues to shock audiences and this time, at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. You’ve never seen a musical quite like […]

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT: Comes to Orange County

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT: Comes to Orange County

[ 0 ] March 10, 2015

Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers and glittering costumes, in this unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. On stage at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 22, this lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the […]

ALLISON SPRATT PEARCE AS ELIZA DOOLITTLE: Exploring 'My Fair Lady'

ALLISON SPRATT PEARCE AS ELIZA DOOLITTLE: Exploring ‘My Fair Lady’

[ 0 ] March 5, 2015

by lisa lipsey –  Based on George Bernard Shaw’s character play, Pygmalion, the musical My Fair Lady showcases the best of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe’s work. This dynamic duo is also responsible for creating Camelot and Brigadoon. Show tune favorites include: “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “The […]

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