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In and Of Itself Review - Being, Illusion, and Magic

In and Of Itself Review - Being, Illusion, and Magic Master magician Derek DelGaudio gently puts the audience at ease through anecdotes and fables while cleverly integrating a variety of magical illusions into his tales

Hedda Gabler Review - The Destructive Power of Unfulfilled Dreams

Hedda Gabler Review - The Destructive Power of Unfulfilled Dreams Hedda Gabler is a bright, talented woman born in the 19th century, where marriage, motherhood, and household are the only acceptable female outlets - but this is not enough for Hedda, who converts her frustrated genius into devious manipulation

The Little Mermaid Review - A Visual Feast Under the Sea

The Little Mermaid Review - A Visual Feast Under the Sea This "fishy" little tale tells the story of Ariel, the curious little mermaid who wants to be human, and her adventures under and above the sea as she tries to land the man of her dreams (who just happens to be a prince)

YOU at the Fringe Festival Review - Yes, It's All About You

YOU at the Fringe Festival Review - Yes, It's All About You Premiered on the first day of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, YOU is billed as “an in-your-face play about love, life and gratitude"

Stopping By Review - The Cycle of Life

Stopping By Review - The Cycle of Life A very personal exploration of love, illness, aging, death, and the meaning of life which tells the tale of a woman who loses her husband, the love of her life, and how she learns acceptance and finds happiness again.

BottleRock Napa Valley Review - Raises The Bar as it Closes Out its Fourth Year

BottleRock Napa Valley Review - Raises The Bar as it Closes Out its Fourth Year The sold-out fourth installment attracted more than 120,000 attendees over the course of three days and brought world-renowned musicians, Michelin-starred chefs, vintners and brewers to the wine mecca of the country

'42nd Street,' Review - Still a Great Show

'42nd Street,' Review - Still a Great Show '42 Street' is a venerable multiple award winning highly energetic musical set at he peak of the Great Depression and it has just returned to Los Angeles at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre

The Boy from Oz Review - Peter Allen's Life in Music

The Boy from Oz Review - Peter Allen's Life in Music Legendary cabaret performer and music composer, Peter Allen went from being born in a small town in Australia to reaching the pinnacle of international success in music - with Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli playing roles in his life

Climax Review - How Not to End an Affair

Climax Review - How Not to End an Affair Max doesn't know what he's getting into when he has a hot and heavy fling with Jade - and then decides to end the affair when he finds out that his wife is pregnant; Jade has other ideas, and revenge is right at the top of the list

Separate Beds Review - A Marital Tune-Up

Separate Beds Review - A Marital Tune-Up Small town Ernie and Twink encounter sophisticated Blake and Beth on a cruise, which turns out to have quite an effect on their marriages, while both couples struggle with issues which plague married couples - amid laughter and nods of recognition

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall Review - A Night of Pure Magic

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall Review - A Night of Pure Magic The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra along with cello soloist Joshua Roman conducted by Matthew Halls perform a night of enchantment and elegance.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Review - The Curvy Ladder to the Top

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Review - The Curvy Ladder to the Top A lively and energetic classic musical revival about a lowly window washer who finds a "how-to" book about the steps for success and - through chicanery, deviousness, and Machiavellian strategizing - manages to reach the top of the corporate ladder

The City of Conversation Review - Family and Politics

The City of Conversation Review - Family and Politics When the most powerful and liberal Georgetown hostess, whose parties for the political elite have changed the course of history, clashes with her conservative son and his wife, fur will fly; and family unity may be severed

Gruesome Playground Injuries Review - A Gruesome Romance

Gruesome Playground Injuries Review - A Gruesome Romance Kayleen and Doug meet when they're eight years old - and keep meeting all the way until they're 38 - and each time Doug has sustained some sort of injury which draws Kayleen to his side...it's grim love and hearty laughs in equal proportion!

Hillary and Monica Review - Survival of the Funniest

Hillary and Monica Review - Survival of the Funniest Veteran writers Ben and Pete are struggling to stay artistically and financially afloat by writing a play about a secret meeting between Hillary and Monica in a Baltimore hotel - while their attorney keeps them on the straight and narrow legally

The Hairy Ape Review - A Surrealist Vision of Hell

The Hairy Ape Review - A Surrealist Vision of Hell An uneducated man who can barely read, Yank seems relatively content shoveling coal on an ocean liner until he encounters the beautiful, sophisticated, and bored daughter of a multi-millionaire who sees Yank as nothing more than "a hairy ape"

Blood from a Stone - West Coast Premiere of Caustic Hit Drama

Blood from a Stone - West Coast Premiere of Caustic Hit Drama Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. As Travis visits his family before moving West to "start over," we find that his "family is a life sentence... shot through with darkly funny observations and exposed nerves" (per the Hollywood Reporter)

Next Fall Review - Life, Love, and Death Choices

Next Fall Review - Life, Love, and Death Choices When Luke, a young gay man, is involved in a near-fatal auto accident, his long-term, live-in lover must struggle with "what happens next? when Luke's very conservative out-of-town parents - who have no idea that Luke is homosexual - rush to his side

Honky Review - Sticks and Stones May Break Some Bones, But Words...?

Honky Review - Sticks and Stones May Break Some Bones, But Words...? HONKY is an uproarious study of racial rhetoric as it flounders in the treacherous waters of political correctness - a story about the hot potatoes of racism and commercialism in America's current culture as seen by some guys trying to sell sneakers

Shine Darkly, Illyria Review - Shakespeare's Thirteenth Night

Shine Darkly, Illyria Review - Shakespeare's Thirteenth Night "Shine Darkly, Illyria" continues the tale begun by Shakespeare in "Twelfth Night," exploring some possibilities that might have happened after "happily ever after" which incorporate lovely fairy-like costumes, some moon dust, and music and dance

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