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Theatre Review: ‘Shout Sister Shout’ The Story of the First Lady of Rock & Roll

Long before the great female rocker Janis Joplin came on the scene, there was a lady named, Rosetta Tharpe, a gospel singer born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas in 1915. Miss Tharpe was gospel’s first superstar and the preeminent crossover figure … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Opening Night” at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival

“Opening Night” is a romantic and comedic musical take on the chaotic opening night for a Broadway musical called “One Hit Wonderland”. More simply, “Opening Night” is a musical about a musical. Nick, played by Topher Grace (That 70’s Show), is a … Continue reading

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The Ahmanson Theatre’s “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” Mercilessly Mischievous—In only the Most Marvelous of Manners!

You know the classic tale: Boy loses mother to grim reaper.  Boy meets new lady old enough to be his mother who informs him all the riches in the world can be his if he would just…(no, no get your … Continue reading

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Dan Whitlock’s Musical “Pairie-Oke!” is Back at Cavern Club by Popular Demand: This Time Starring Alison Arngrim aka Nellie Olson from “Little House on the Prairie”

Hankerin’ for an evening of theatrical rustic prairie livin’ infused with modern day Karaoke jams spanning that of the age of the modern LP—well any LP post Shaun Cassidy most likely? Come have a heapin’ helpin’ as a cast of … Continue reading

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Ragtime: The Musical Sings Its Way Through a Tumultuous Period in American History

3-D Theatrical’s production of Ragtime: The Musical, currently at the Plummer Theater in Fullerton and then followed by an engagement through November 9 at the  Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, gives theatergoers a chance to see a lesser-known musical performed … Continue reading

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DOMA Theatre’s “Young Frankenstein”: All the Ambient Creepiness of Halloween yet just as Magical and Heartwarming as Christmas!

TRUTH: Frankenstein is actually a really nice guy, can rock some pretty sweet dance moves–despite his clunky, awkward, thick soled boots—(How he doesn’t trip over those things? I’m still trying to figure.) and smells ever so slightly of aloe vera, … Continue reading

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Ahmanson Theatre’s “We will Rock You” Rolls, Flows, and Almost Breaks the Mold

Y’know that story about that guy…the guy who just doesn’t fit in, by way of actually fitting in, but nobody notices he fits in ‘cause there’s nothing he really does to stand out; and he basically just lives in a … Continue reading

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The Pirates of Penzance, a hilarious musical, premieres March 7 in Thousand Oaks

The Pirates of Penzance, one of the most popular musicals from Gilbert and Sullivan, will have it’s Gala Premiere on March 7th. The Pirates of Penzance is about a young man, Frederic, who upon his 21st birthday, is sent to … Continue reading

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Ross Golan’s “The Wrong Man” finds the Right Audience!

Imagine a play with no words…only projections, pantomime and a virtual, entire album of acoustic guitar songs.  Couple that with being falsely accused of murder in Reno and you’ve got “The Wrong Man:  An Underground Musical”. I arrive at Los … Continue reading

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Open Fist Theatre Company brings James Joyce Inspired Musical “The Dead” to Life!

“To love is to suffer.  To avoid suffering one must not love.  But then one suffers from not loving.  Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer.  To be happy is … Continue reading

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