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GOTM REVIEW: MY FAIR LADY at the DOLBY THEATRE

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman  MY FAIR LADY has always been a favorite of mine. Based on Shaw’s PYGMALION, it’s the story of a poor flower girl, disdained by all, who grows into a woman who garners everyone’s respect, most importantly her... Continue Reading →

GOTM REVIEW: HAVE A GOOD ONE AT THE DORIE THEATRE AT THE COMPLEX HOLLYWOOD

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Sitting in the audience was like watching television…which isn’t surprising considering HAVE A GOOD ONE director, co-writer, producer et al, Stan Zimmerman has more than a knack for it.  Zimmerman has been writing über... Continue Reading →

GOTM REVIEW: THE WOLFE AND THE BIRD AT THE MATRIX THEATRE

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman Night. A car halts at the side of a dirt road. A harsh female voice orders a youngster, played by writer/performer Rachel Parker, to get out [!] — then drives off, leaving the terrified child behind.... Continue Reading →

GOTM REVIEW: AN ILIAD AT A NOISE WITHIN

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman An Iliad, a collaborative work by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, swathes the text and themes of Homer’s great epic (translation by Robert Fagles) with colloquial idiom and a contemporary perspective. Directed by Juliet Rodriguez-Elliot at... Continue Reading →

HFF21 REVIEW: GIDEON AND THE BLUNDERSNORP – AN ADVENTURE MUSICAL

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move I’ll just cut right to the chase on this one… GIDEON AND THE BLUNDERSNORP – AN ADVENTURE MUSICAL is a hands-down Broadway level script with a matching musical score that surpasses anything you... Continue Reading →

HFF21 REVIEW: BLACK WOMAN IN DEEP WATER

Reviewed by Guy Picot The Actors Company on Formosa seems even further from the heart of things than usual in this year's sparsely populated Fringe, but I ventured that far west for my first taste of the festival and was... Continue Reading →

HFF21 REVIEW: DECONSTRUCTING HOLLY

One take on DECONSTRUCTING HOLLY a one-woman show by Holly Sidell (Presented at The Broadwater Black Box) is that it could just be really hard to voice sensitive issues about ourselves without feeling the need to apologize.  Or maybe it’s just that the rest... Continue Reading →

THEATER REVIEW: STAND UP IF YOU’RE HERE TONIGHT at Circle X Theatre

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman  Written by John Kolvenbach and delivered with consummate nuance by performer Jim Ortlieb, STAND UP IF YOU'RE HERE TONIGHT is a quirky hour-long exchange between a performer and his audience, geared to anyone who’s ever coped with self-doubt or even the... Continue Reading →

Fringe Review: Bela Lugosi Meets Edna St. Vincent Millay

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Sometimes being too clever can get you into trouble. In playwright/showbusiness historian Jordan R. Young’s 30 minute solo play turned film, “Bela Lugosi Meets Edna St. Vincent Millay,” actress Susanne Pinedo intertwines the loosely related lives... Continue Reading →

The Blank Theatre’s ‘Hot Tragic Dead Thing’ is Controversial and Well Made

Reviewed by Guy Picot Copyright © 2020 Gia On The Move The Blank Theatre has a long history of developing and championing new plays through its Living Room Series of rehearsed readings. Hot Tragic Dead Thing by Ashley Rose Wellman... Continue Reading →

Antaeus Theater Updates a Centuries Old Play in ‘Measure for Measure’

Reviewed by Guy Picot Copyright © 2020 Gia On The Move Sometimes the social and political climate makes a centuries-old play seem supernaturally prophetic. So it is with Measure for Measure, currently being staged by Antaeus Theatre Company. The sparse... Continue Reading →

Rorschach Fest’s ‘Ghosts’ Revival is a Piece of History

by Matt Ritchey Copyright © 2020 Gia On The Move Rorschach Fest is Open Fist’s 30th Anniversary repertory festival featuring short works from John O’Keefe, Harold Pinter, Daniel McIvor, and Caryl Churchill. The purpose of the chosen works, according to... Continue Reading →

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