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Southern Comfort Theater Review - Long Beach Production is a Romantic "Comfort" for the Soul

Southern Comfort Theater Review - Long Beach Production is a Romantic "Comfort" for the Soul With veteran actors Michael Learned and Granville Van Dusen at the helm, Kathleen Clark’s play on the budding relationship between a retired widow and widower brings a glimmer of romantic hope in a world filled with bitter cynicism

Theatre Review: Girls Talk - Mommyhood or career?

Theatre Review: Girls Talk - Mommyhood or career? A hilarious look at a mommy's life

The Next Fairy Tale Review -The Fairest New Musical of Them All!

The Next Fairy Tale Review -The Fairest New Musical of Them All! For the guardians of happily ever after, change has finally come. In The Next Fairy Tale, once upon a time begins with a prince finding true love... in a prince

A Moment With Katharine Ross, Drake Hogestyn, and Diane Namm

A Moment With Katharine Ross, Drake Hogestyn, and Diane Namm Katharine Ross is one of America’s national treasures having acted in two of the most famous films ever made – “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” and “The Graduate,” from which the Simon & Garfunkel song “Mrs. Robinson” hit #1 on Billboard

OUTFest Fusion Shorts Program - LGBT Filmmakers of Color Shine!

OUTFest Fusion Shorts Program - LGBT Filmmakers of Color Shine! I’ve said it before: The great thing about shorts is brilliance in brevity. OUTFest Fusion celebrates films by LGBT people of color

Turn of the Screw at LA Opera Review - Eerie and Esoteric

Turn of the Screw at LA Opera Review - Eerie and Esoteric Patricia Racette plays the Governess in Benjamin Britten's operatic adaptation of Turn of the Screw ghost story by novelist Henry James

Arthur Miller’s “Broken Glass” Review - On Stage at the Pico Playhouse

Arthur Miller’s “Broken Glass” Review - On Stage at the Pico Playhouse In these times of two or three line Facebook postings, abbreviated Twitter tweets, fast foods, sitcoms that toss commercials in your face every fifteen minutes, and an expectation of instant gratification where we are instructed to “cut to the chase”

Re-Animator the Musical Review - Zombies Gone Wild!

Re-Animator the Musical Review - Zombies Gone Wild! What’s a little blood bath when you can laugh and scream at hysterically funny horror antics

The New Music Seminar Review - Join the Revolution

The New Music Seminar Review - Join the Revolution The New Music Seminar, a conference with a mission to “create a just, sustainable and profitable music business and to help budding artists break through the growing glut of artists and releases to success,” February 14, 2011 with a red carpet event at The Music Box

Designer Drugs Record Release Party Review - DJ Duo Rocks Avalon with Mustard Pimp

Designer Drugs Record Release Party Review - DJ Duo Rocks Avalon with Mustard Pimp Even amidst the downpour, the excitement outside the Avalon for Designer Drug’s record release party Friday February 25th was palpable in the line of fans squished beneath the awnings to avoid the rain but endure for the show

"33 Variations" Review at the Ahmanson - Miss Jane Fonda Graces the Ahmanson Stage in “33 Variations”

"33 Variations" Review at the Ahmanson - Miss Jane Fonda Graces the Ahmanson Stage in “33 Variations” There was something extra special about this particular opening night at the Ahmanson. The excitement was palpable as Hollywood stars, including the indomitable Cher, showed up to support one of America’s most accomplished actresses – Miss Jane Fonda

Broken Glass at Pico Playhouse Review - Arthur Miller Intensity

Broken Glass at Pico Playhouse Review - Arthur Miller Intensity As the first production of their new season, West Coast Jewish Theatre has mounted this production of Broken Glass by Arthur Miller at Pico Playhouse

LA Opera The Turk in Italy Review - Hilarious and Charming

LA Opera The Turk in Italy Review - Hilarious and Charming A lot of people who say they don't like opera really have no idea what they are missing

Cats Musical Theatre Review - MTW Puts On A Strong Revival

Cats Musical Theatre Review - MTW Puts On A Strong Revival FOR TWO WEEKENDS ONLY - Musical Theatre West in Long Beach revives a Broadway Juggernaut - CATS

THEATRE REVIEW - The Break of Noon

THEATRE REVIEW - The Break of Noon Opening on the heels of the recent massacre in Tucson, Arizona, Neil LaBute’s “The Break of Noon” is especially timely as it shines a light on one man’s coping mechanism in the aftermath of the mass murder in his office resulting in the loss of 37 lives

The Break of Noon Review - The Geffen Playhouse

The Break of Noon Review - The Geffen Playhouse Neil LaBute’s world premiere play, “The Break of Noon,” starts with an incredible monologue about something all-too familiar and horrific at the same time

33 Variations at the Ahmanson Review - Fonda Thrills

33 Variations at the Ahmanson Review - Fonda Thrills Jane Fonda is a phenomenon

Kid Sister at the Avalon Review - Lackluster Performance from Normally Energetic MC

Kid Sister at the Avalon Review - Lackluster Performance from Normally Energetic MC Although the DJ's rocked the house at the Avalon's weekly CONTROL dance party, the headliner, Chicago-based MC Kid Sister, left many in the audience wanting more, and not in a good way

A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Review - A Hilariously Sweet "Dream" in Orange County

A Midsummer Night's Dream Theatre Review - A Hilariously Sweet "Dream" in Orange County Director Mark Rucker’s vision and the comedic timing of his talented cast illustrate once again the superior craftsmanship this Orange County theatre troupe possesses



Tanna Frederick Stars in "Sylvia" at Sierra Madre Playhouse

Tanna Frederick Stars in "Sylvia" at Sierra Madre Playhouse Tanna Frederick is currently starring in "Sylvia" at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, running now through February 19.

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