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Jewish Women’s Theatre - Looking to the Future

Jewish Women’s Theatre - Looking to the Future JWT is growing; their influence in the arts is also growing, while retaining the warmth, humor, and compassion of personal experience. Current offerings include art exhibits, and the world premiere production of Monica Piper’s "Not That Jewish"

“Corktown ‘57” Review - A Riveting World Premiere Guest Production at the Odyssey Theatre

“Corktown ‘57” Review -  A Riveting World Premiere Guest Production at the Odyssey Theatre This world premiere of John Fazakerley’s Corktown ’57 is a riveting Irish-American family drama, which unfolds in the basement of a store and continues with surprising twists and turns right to the end

Echo Theatre Review - Two Excellent But Very Different Plays

Echo Theatre Review - Two Excellent But Very Different Plays Celebrating it's 59th play, Echo Theater offers two unique plays - a dark comedy and intense drama

Piped Piper Theatre Review - Utopian Revisited Or Is It?

Piped Piper Theatre Review - Utopian Revisited Or Is It?   An award winning play about love, life and consequences

63 Trillion by John Bunzel - A World Premiere

63 Trillion by John Bunzel - A World Premiere The global financial markets go radioactive, and the predators stand poised for a fight to the finish. Partnerships prove to be perilous and laws are meaningless in the jungle of scheming money managers, where these cleverly crafted characters dwell

O My God Theatre Review - Does God Need Therapy?

O My God Theatre Review - Does God Need Therapy? What would you do if God told you he needed therapy - a play for everyone

Grow A Pair of Wings Theatre Review - Transforming Yourself

Grow A Pair of Wings Theatre Review - Transforming Yourself In the stuggle to transform one must first beat against the cocoon and then digest itself before it can emerge

Mr. Wolf Theatre Review – A “Wolf” Stalks Carefully in Orange County

Mr. Wolf Theatre Review – A “Wolf” Stalks Carefully in Orange County Although he briefly utilizes a tired cliché in the second act, Rajiv Joseph's script still possesses a multilayered dimensionality, which matches the brilliance of the actors

“Not That Jewish” at The Braid Review – Emmy Award Winner’s Scintillating Dramedy

“Not That Jewish” at The Braid Review – Emmy Award Winner’s Scintillating Dramedy A multifaceted, deeply human story that includes all the elements of the human condition; disappointment, divorce, death, dementia, survival and more

Musical Theatre Review - Before Motown There Was John Dolphin

Musical Theatre Review - Before Motown There Was John Dolphin Music and history buffs will love this musical about John Dolphin - Dolphin's of Hollywood - who fought discrimination and segregation to suceed

LA Opera's The Barber of Seville Review - Thrilling Music and Hijinks Make a Fun Evening

LA Opera's The Barber of Seville Review - Thrilling Music and Hijinks Make a Fun Evening The rascally Figaro once again outranks the upper classes to allow love to bloom in LA Opera's magnificent The Barber of Seville

Of Good Stock Theatre Review – A Fine “Stock” of Laughter and Tears

Of Good Stock Theatre Review – A Fine “Stock” of Laughter and Tears Thanks to the brilliant cast and Gaye Taylor Upchurch’s visionary direction, playwright Melissa Ross’s dramatic voice is one of the strongest at SCR

Prison Boxing - at the Skylight Theatre SkyLab

Prison Boxing - at the Skylight Theatre SkyLab With consummate skill, Montana-born and bred Leah Joki traces her personal and professional development through high school, college, Juilliard, soap operas, and finally to her special "Arts in Corrections" prison classroom

Award-Winning “Sight Unseen” on Stage at The Lounge Theatre

Award-Winning “Sight Unseen” on Stage at The Lounge Theatre Playwright Donald Margulies is a writer with issues to explore. In his play, SightUnseen,”presented by Wasatch Theatrical Ventures, he delves into questions of what constitutes art as well as the slippery slope of love, commitment, bigotry

LA Opera's The Marriage of Figaro - Magnificent!

LA Opera's The Marriage of Figaro - Magnificent! Mozart's comic masterpiece about the poor overcoming the privileged is purely first class at LA Opera's The Marriage of Figaro

Swan Lake Theatre Review – An Elegant “Swan” Graces Irvine Barclay Theatre

Swan Lake Theatre Review – An Elegant “Swan” Graces Irvine Barclay Theatre Courtesy of the powerful lead performances by Yuan Yuan Tan and Tiit Helimets, Tchaikovsky ends his Orange County ballet run with elegant style in IBT’s “Swan Lake”

tokyo fish story Theatre Review – An Appetizing, Poetic “Fish” Tale

tokyo fish story Theatre Review – An Appetizing, Poetic  “Fish” Tale With their latest production at the Julianne Argyros Stage, “tokyo fish story,” SCR not only transcends into theatrical excellence, but also transforms the beauty of food into an art form

Lifeboat at the Wallis Annenberg - a "Must-board"

Lifeboat at the Wallis Annenberg - a "Must-board" When the lights go down in the Lovelace Theatre at the Wallis, you are on a “Lifeboat” by way of an ingenious wooden set. Only the harnesses around teen-agers Bess and Beth s keep them from catapulting over the edge in this true World War II story.

Pacific Opera Project's Abduction From The Seraglio Review - Mozart for Trekkies

Pacific Opera Project's Abduction From The Seraglio Review - Mozart for Trekkies Imagine a Mozart opera about a Star Trek adventure. All this and more in Pacific Opera Project's Abduction From The Seraglio

Echo Sparks "Ghost Town Girl" CD Release Party

Echo Sparks "Ghost Town Girl" CD Release Party Echo Sparks CD Release Party

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