ALWAYS … PATSY CLINE

Cori Cable Kidder delivers a star-making performance as country music legend Patsy Cline in Sierra Madre Playhouse’s season-opening revival of Ted Swindley’s Always … Patsy Cline, easily one of the newly revitalized Playhouse’s best productions ever.
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THE FABULOUS LIPITONES

RECOMMENDED

Barbershop harmonies, sitcom-ready jokes, and a savory dollop of Bollywood spice make The Fabulous Lipitones’ California Premiere a pleasant bit of midsummer fluff likely to please (if not rejuvenate) the Colony Theatre’s longtime subscriber base.
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DOWN THE ROAD

RECOMMENDED

Chaz Bono’s bravura performance as a serial killer incarcerated for life is the best reason to catch Lee Blessing’s gripping if frustrating Down The Road, now playing at Hollywood’s Lounge Theatre.
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DOGFIGHT

Dogfight, the Louise Lortel Award-winning Outstanding Musical of 2012, has at long last arrived in Southern California at San Diego’s Cygnet Theatre in a production that is (to quote from one of the show’s best songs) “Nothing Short Of Wonderful.”
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FAILURE: A LOVE STORY

A superb cast, a brilliant design team, and above all the directorial genius that is Michael Matthews join forces to turn Coeurage Theatre Company’s Los Angeles Premiere of Failure: A Love Story, Philip Dawkins’ whimsical meditation on the fragility of life and the resiliency of those who live it, into one of the year’s most stellar 99-seat-plan productions.
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THE GREAT DIVIDE

NOT RECOMMENDED

The Elephant Theatre goes out with a fizzle instead of a bang with the World Premiere of Lyle Kessler’s family dysfunction-fest The Great Divide, a play so credibility-defying that not even the best efforts of director David Fofi and an excellent cast can save it—and its audience—from the dull-drums.
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FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL

Ren McCormick is back, and every bit as hell-bent on securing his all-American freedom to dance as he was on the silver screen some three decades ago, as Laguna Playhouse gives Broadway’s Footloose The Musical an infectiously crowd-pleasing revival.
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posted in Musical, Now Playing, Orange County, Theater Review, WOW!

SUBURBAN SHOWGIRL

Manhattanites will be in for a treat when Palmer Davis takes her self-penned, self-performed Suburban Showgirl to the New York United Solo Festival (on 42nd Street no less) this coming November.
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