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Jack and Jill Review - The Roller Coaster of Love

Jack and Jill Review - The Roller Coaster of Love If love makes the world go around, then this tale takes the audience on a scintillating spin through an obstacle course as Jack and Jill manage to feint and dodge their way through their growing commitment in a sad, poignant, and very funny story

'Dirty Dancing' pure magic

'Dirty Dancing' pure magic Dirty Dancing the classic story on stage tells the story of 17 year old Frances 'Baby' Houseman who finds love when vacationing with her family in the Catskill Mountains

Safe At Home Review - Orson Bean's Life, Loves, and Laments

Safe At Home Review - Orson Bean's Life, Loves, and Laments SAFE AT HOME pulls the audience into Orson Bean's brilliant personal odyssey - spanning a troubled childhood, a turbulent but extremely industrious adolescence, and adult success - while mixing the poignant, the hilarious, and moments of magic

Dream Catcher Review - A Duel Between Science and Spirit

Dream Catcher Review - A Duel Between Science and Spirit The battle between saving the world and saving the past comes into focus as the principles and benefits for modern science come into conflict with the cultural and spiritual needs of the human spirit

From a Director's Perspective - Observations on "Altman's Last Stand"

From a Director's Perspective - Observations on "Altman's Last Stand" Multi-award winning director, producer, and actor, Charles Haid offers his intriguing observations on his latest directorial production, the tale of a Jewish survivor whose life is rich in personal struggle and ultimate triumph

Forever House Review - Are There Ghosts in the Basement?

Forever House Review - Are There Ghosts in the Basement? Gay couple Jack and Ben want to assimilate and decide to buy a house together - but haunting memories plague Jack as they move into a conservative suburb and find that it's not so easy to fit in or to hold their relationship afloat

Two Sisters Review - A Time to Share Secrets

Two Sisters Review - A Time to Share Secrets This character piece studies the relationship between two sisters - one, a strong and capable woman ready to stand against the world; and the other, a fragile and needy woman who fears loneliness - as each comes to understand and accept the other

Deathtrap Review - Dying From Laughter

Deathtrap Review - Dying From Laughter A play within a play, DEATHTRAP blends the unexpected, frequent twists and turns, gallows humor, and guffaws into a recipe guaranteed to be a real crowd pleaser as a has-been playwright of murder mysteries decides to make his plays come to life

Theatre Review – The Two Sisters – A Dysfunctional Story

Theatre Review – The Two Sisters – A Dysfunctional Story Sometimes when we think we are most apart, we are most alike

From a Playwright's Perspective - Charles Dennis on Altman's Last Stand

From a Playwright's Perspective - Charles Dennis on Altman's Last Stand Author/actor/director/producer Charles Dennis - with a varied and acclaimed career in theater, film, and television - shares some of his thoughts and reflections on his latest, and perhaps greatest, new play, "Altman's Last Stand"

The Author Reflects - Orson Bean is "Safe at Home"

The Author Reflects - Orson Bean is "Safe at Home" A show business icon whose career spans two centuries, Orson Bean's interview shows us how he distills his life experiences into a very funny and poignant autobiographical one-man show and lets us in on some of his secrets for a happy life

My Sister Review - Identical Twins with a Difference

My Sister Review - Identical Twins with a Difference Set in Berlin, this is the tale of twin sisters, one a cabaret singer who cares lovingly for her disabled sister, who is crippled but with a lively and creative mind, as the two deal with the economic and political challenges of 1930's Germany

1984 Review - Is Big Brother Still Watching?

1984 Review - Is Big Brother Still Watching? George Orwell's timeless classic screams its way into the audience's sensibility as Winston Smith, today's Everyman, must shield even his deepest thoughts from a totalitarian government whose goal is to control every aspect of everyone's existence

The Manor Review - It Just Keeps Getting Better

The Manor Review - It Just Keeps Getting Better For the fifteenth year, the Theatre 40 cast present the fictionalized but based-on-fact murder mystery about the Doheny family in the echoing halls of the Greystone Mansion, where much of the real-life action occurred

Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara Review - Let the Good Times Roll!

Louis and Keely Live at the Sahara Review - Let the Good Times Roll! Louis Prima and Keely Smith and their relationship, both professional and personal, intrigues and excites as the couple blend their musical styles to form a romantic as well as a musical duet

From DELTA DEEP to California: Feat. DEF LEPPARD and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members.

From DELTA DEEP to California: Feat. DEF LEPPARD and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members. DELTA DEEP comes to California: Feat. DEF LEPPARD and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members for Sugar Shack Tour

Another Antigone Review - North Hollywood Goes Greek

Another Antigone Review - North Hollywood Goes Greek Another Antigone, a contemporary play with a Greek twist, launches the Lonny Chapman Theater's newest stage and delves into profound questions - conservative vs. liberal, conformity vs. rebellion - worthy of both ancient Greeks and today's Americans.

Andy Davis Remembers - When Burlesque was Banned in Burbank

Andy Davis Remembers - When Burlesque was Banned in Burbank To find out when and why burlesque was banned in Burbank, you'll have to read impresario Andy "Doc" Davis' interview, in which he tells all and gives us a peek at the real old-time burlesque and what's happening in burlesque today

Tony Abatemarco Comments - Thoughts on Writing "Forever House"

Tony Abatemarco Comments - Thoughts on Writing "Forever House" Award-winning playwright/actor/director Tony Abatemarco shares some of his thoughts and ideas about "Forever House" and how the play came about and grew into his newest theatrical contribution

That Lovin' Feelin' Review - Blue-eyed Soul by the Righteous Brothers

That Lovin' Feelin' Review - Blue-eyed Soul by the Righteous Brothers Celebrating the lives and music of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, better known as the Righteous Brothers, this musical homage spans 40 years of their careers and intertwined destinies with over 20 of their hits to add spice to the tale

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