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Ideologies Coming Together in ‘The Meeting’ of Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King

reviewed by Matt Ritchey Brown Sugar Rehab’s production of Jeff Stetson’s The Meeting was nominated for three NAACP Theater Awards for their run at Theatre 68. And experiencing the special performance of the show at the Zephyr Theatre on May... Continue Reading →

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Open Fist’s ‘Anna in the Tropics’: Provocative and Exquisite

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Without question, Anna in the Tropics at the Atwater Village Theatre could be comparatively compared as stupendous to any production ever produced anywhere. Open Fist, however, with Jon Lawrence Rivera directing, takes the... Continue Reading →

‘Sister Act’ at Casa 0101 Is All Glitter and Sisterhood

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move If there was ever a wholly committed cast to a small theatrical production, Casa 0101’s Sister Act directed by Rigo Tejeda and musically directed by Gabrielle Maldonado ranks a 1000%. The actors really... Continue Reading →

“And she did!” A Fairytale Production of Diana of Dobson’s by Antaeus Theatre Company

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move “She believed she could, so she did.” For whatever reason, author Rachel S. Grey’s quote from her romance novel, Scoring Wilder popped immediately into my head after leaving the performance of Antaeus Theatre... Continue Reading →

Poor Yella Rednecks: What happens after ‘Happily Ever After…’

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move If you are a fan of Vietgone, Vietnamese-American playwright Qui Nguyen's comedy about his parents' 1975 refugee romance, Nguyen's new hip hop rap sequel, Poor Yella Rednecks premiering at South Coast Repertory in... Continue Reading →

‘Telenovela’ – A Loving Send-up of Mexican Daytime Soaps

by Matt Ritchey A confession: If your show begins with somebody in a fake moustache, I'm already on your side. Fortunately, not only does Force of Nature Productions new show Telenovela, at the Actors Workout Studio, NOHO, start with a... Continue Reading →

‘Small Little Safe World’ Isn’t Quite Ready For Maturity

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey The easiest part of creating a play is writing the script. Don't get me wrong - it is also the hardest part. Creating work from an idea takes long hours and months of work, refining and... Continue Reading →

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at the Pantages Hollywood: Feels Like a ‘Speed Through’ But Hits The Mark

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move If you were hoping for the iconic, 1971 movie version Gene Wilder candy man who frighteningly taxis around a bunch of bratty kids and their hopelessly bullied parents through his über factory, resplendent... Continue Reading →

A Noise Within’s ‘Argonautika’ Is a Sprawling, Impressive Voyage

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey A Noise Within's production of Mary Zimmerman's, Argonautika tells an ancient tale, but the storytelling is anything but traditional. Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott employs dance, silks, puppets, and impressive staging to bring the Argonaut's journey to life,... Continue Reading →

Cherry Poppins’ ‘Harry Potter’ Burlesque Parody Moves to The Globe. A Glimpse Into The Future?

by Matt Ritchey There are lots of burlesque companies in Los Angeles. Some are amateur affairs showing up every once in a while, some are pros who do fun themed shows, some are traveling productions known the world over. But... Continue Reading →

A ‘Pulp’ Tangerine Dream by Sacred Fools

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey If you're a fan of Agatha Christie stories, '60's Hammer Horror films, Murder By Death, and gloriously goofy live productions run to see Tangerine Sunset which just opened at the Sacred Fools' Broadwater Mainstage. Peter Fluet's... Continue Reading →

A Noise Within’s ‘Othello’ Draws Parallels to Current Events

By Kevin Hopps As timely as ever, the jealous fellow: 'Othello.’ “Reputation, reputation, reputation! O, I have lost my reputation!” sounds like a sound bite from the nightly news, a lament from some politician, who’s been caught in a tweet... Continue Reading →

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