BOB’S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY

Let the beer chugging begin! Bob’s Holiday Office Party, the yuletide season’s side-splittingest antidote to yet another A Christmas Carol, Nutcracker, or It’s A Wonderful Life, is back in town for its 21st year of drunken Midwestern mayhem.
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posted in Comedy, Los Angeles, Now Playing, Theater Review, WOW!

THE CONSUL, THE TRAMP, AND AMERICA’S SWEETHEART

Here’s a fun fact for you. Hollywood routinely allowed Hitler’s Nazis to dictate movie content during the decade leading up to World War II, a bit of Tinseltown trivia at the heart of John Morogiello’s The Consul, The Tramp, And America’s Sweetheart, the engaging, enlightening latest from Theatre 40.
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posted in Comedy-Drama, Now Playing, Theater Review, West Side/Beverly HIlls, WOW!

WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES

He was the love of Lena Horne’s life. He ghostwrote and/or arranged many of Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits. He lived an openly gay life three full decades before Stonewall. He was Billy Strayhorn, and if the name doesn’t ring a bell, playwright Carole Eglash-Kosoff aims to rectify that with her elucidating, engrossing, enormously entertaining World Premiere musical drama When Jazz Had The Blues.
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posted in Los Angeles, Musical, Now Playing, Theater Review, World Premiere, WOW!

HAIRSPRAY

Hairspray is back in town, and just in time to provide an honest-to-goodness live alternative to NBC’s upcoming Hairspray Live. More importantly, thanks to some sparkling lead and featured performances, Cupcake Theater’s mid-sized revival proves a surefire crowd pleaser for audiences from nine to ninety.
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posted in Musical, North Hollywood, Now Playing, Theater Review, WOW!

MAMMA MIA!

Mamma Mia!, the jukebox musical that started it all, has come back to Costa Mesa in its Final Farewell Tour, its return to the Segerstrom Center For The Arts offering the Broadway mega-smash’s mega-multitude of fans not only two dozen of ABBA’s Greatest Hits but one of Thanksgiving week’s Greatest Reasons to give thanks.
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posted in Musical, National Tour, Orange County, Theater Review, WOW!

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE


A fresh new crop of Cal State Fullerton musical theater majors breathe fresh new life into Broadway’s 2006 Valentine to musical theater, The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of 5 Tony Awards and a CSUF crowd-pleaser if there ever was one.
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posted in Musical, Now Playing, Orange County, Theater Review, WOW!

UNBOUND

Sympathy-defying characters in credibility-challenging situations make D.G. Watson’s Unbound a less than riveting follow-up to IAMA Theatre Company hits like A Dog’s House, The Recommendation, and The Accidental Blonde.
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posted in Drama, Hollywood/West Hollywood, Theater Review, World Premiere

PARADE

The UCI Claire Trevor School Of The Arts’ Department Of Drama opens its 2016-2017 season with a powerful, superbly performed big-stage revival of Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s Parade.
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