PLEDGE

Pledge, Paul Shoulberg’s edgy, entertaining Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 slice-of-frat-life comedy is back, and fully designed for a post-Fringe run. Now all Shoulberg has to do is expand his 65-minute one-act into a full-length play and it could well see life after its four weeks at the Dorie.
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posted in Comedy, Hollywood/West Hollywood, Now Playing, Theater Review

LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS

Brynn Alexander and Philip Asta ace two of the year’s most uniquely demanding roles, aided and abetted by Cricket S. Myers’ and Matt Richter’s spectacularly detailed sound and lighting designs, in the United States Premiere of Sam Steiner’s Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons. If only Steiner’s vision of a dystopian future in which speech is limited to a hundred-forty words a day didn’t defy credibility and logic at every turn.
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posted in Drama, Hollywood/West Hollywood, Now Playing, Theater Review, Two-Hander

PICK OF THE VINE 2018

Little Fish Theatre opens its 2018 season with its 16th-annual Pick Of The Vine: This Year’s Best Short Plays, the top 1.78% of a whopping 505 submissions, 9 mini-plays adding up to 1 terrifically acted, directed, and designed evening of theater at its most entertainingly eclectic.
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posted in Comedy-Drama, Long Beach/San Pedro, Now Playing, Theater Review, WOW!

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS

A half-dozen enlightenment seekers head off into the woods for a five-day spiritual retreat where talking is taboo in Bess Wohl’s entertaining, touching, emotionally observant Small Mouth Sounds, now playing at Santa Monica’s The Broad Stage.
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posted in Comedy, National Tour, Now Playing, Theater Review, West Side/Beverly HIlls, WOW!

BUGABOO & THE SILENT ONE

Marja-Lewis Ryan puts her own distinctive stamp on Women Behind Bars in the powerful Bugaboo & The Silent One, the playwright-director’s fourth and latest World Premiere collaboration with the astonishing Heidi Sulzman.
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HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

A cast and production team only just entering their 20s proves a particularly fine fit—and more than up to the task of bringing Heathers: The Musical to murderously crowd-pleasing life at Thousand Oaks’ Hillcrest Center For The Arts.
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BAREFOOT IN THE PARK

Newlyweds Corrie and Paul Bratter may have moved into their sixth-floor New York City walkup some fifty-five years ago but their story remains as fresh and delightful as it was when Neil Simon first introduced Broadway audiences to Barefoot In The Park back in 1963 in Glendale Centre Theatre pitch-perfect New Year’s 2018 revival.
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posted in Burbank/Glendale, Comedy, Now Playing, Theater Review, WOW!

HOW THE PRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

A triple-threat-tastic cast give the holiday-season-musical-spoofing Troubies’ How The Princh Stole Christmas their multitalented all (and the Prince catalog gives them plenty of hits to rock to), but with only a handful of recognizable characters and the thinnest of plots to satirize, the latest from the Troubadour Theatre Company falls short of the brilliance of previous Troubies greats.
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posted in Burbank/Glendale, Musical Spoof, Theater Review

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