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‘Beauty And The Beast’ At The Fred Kavli Theatre Is Absolutely Stunning On Every Level

Everything about this production is perfection, especially the appearance of Broadway’s original “Belle,” the incredible Susan Egan, who reprises her role for one last time. “Beauty And The Beast,” for those of you unfamiliar with its origins, is a musical … Continue reading

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‘Mutt House’ The World Premiere Musical at Kirk Douglas Theatre That Will Have You Dancing & Smiling In Your Seats

My friends tend to call me a “crazy dog person,” and they are absolutely correct. Well, maybe not about the crazy part, but I absolutely love dogs. In fact, I cannot pass a dog on the street without petting it, … Continue reading

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‘Cabaret’ Soars at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts

I saw “Cabaret” years ago on Broadway with the late Natasha Richardson, and then again in 2014 with Michelle Williams. This is one of my favorite musicals and I was really looking forward to seeing it at La Mirada Theatre … Continue reading

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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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