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Do they care? ‘Pledge’ at The Complex Theatre

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move The suicide of a young fraternity boy creates a ripple effect that sends the remaining members into a tailspin, puncturing the social structure to which they’ve all blindly subscribed. Presented by Pop-Up Playhouse,... Continue Reading →

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One Way Ticket To Oregon…It’s a gentle ride.

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move When death comes calling, how do you reply? Producer Jeremy Aldridge and Director J.J. Mayes bring to life playwright, B.C. Caldwell's extremely intimate and inspired (from his hospice caregiver Aunt Lucille) story about... Continue Reading →

‘The Heart of Robin Hood’ Is A Woman’s At The Wallis

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Theatrically, 2017 has certainly been the year of the woman. And just to drive the point home The Wallis Annenberg  is presenting a Robin Hood aerialist redux with Maid Marion as the badass... Continue Reading →

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move A definitive second act hit. Although, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at the Garry Marshall Theatre, had a not-quite-so-slapstick start. First weekend up and running, and things seemed... Continue Reading →

‘A Very British Lesbian’ at The Santa Monica Playhouse

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "Forgive me father for I have sinned.  I spent three decades lying to myself about the fact that I am gay." Sure there was a lot of ha-ha-ha to be had-had-had. But in... Continue Reading →

‘Mr. Burns a post electric play’: Ferocious and Thrilling

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Hands down the best, 2nd-act dance choreography I've seen, to date, in L.A. Intimate Theater! Yes, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, gets a huge notation right at the beginning for a so-exciting-I-didn't-want-to-sit-in-my-seat, technically... Continue Reading →

Antaeus’ Les Liaisons Dangereuses: No One Walks Away

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move There was inevitably one major conversation at Antaeus Theatre's post-performance opening night celebration for Les Liaisons Dangereuses and it began with the hashtag, #MeToo. Ugh if you dare, but Antaeus' production of this pre-(French)-Revolution... Continue Reading →

‘Naked In Alaska’: Fitting In When You Don’t Belong

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "What made you choose this show?" I got sidelined at the after-party by the artist's promoter while waiting to offer a quick congrats. "Well, to be honest, I'm an athlete and a dancer.... Continue Reading →

Overlooked Modern Perspectives of ‘Feathers of Fire’ at the Wallis

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Despite the conservative storytelling implications on the ideas of love, courtship, and sacrifice, followed by good deeds and a happy ending, of which there are innumerable comparative examples, (think forbidden love in Shakespeare's... Continue Reading →

Macbeth X 5: Shakespeare Full Throttle at the Odyssey Theatre

Reviewed by Guy Picot Shakespeare's tale of ambition and murder, told by a company of five. Joel Asher is a veteran director of Shakespeare and in this stripped-down version of the play (Presented by Joel Asher Studios in association with... Continue Reading →

‘Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin’ Is An Adventure For The Hyper-Curious

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move I was sitting with a theater director from Chicago recently who asked me to explain hyper-theater. She had never heard the term and was completely curious if it was even a real name,... Continue Reading →

Pizza Plus Beckett Equals: Godomino’s!

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move As a spoof on playwright Samuel Beckett's tragicomedy, En attendant Godot, Bono and The Edge Waiting For Godomino's currently at the Whitefire Theatre, is mind-bogglingly spot on.  I mean, the writing is pretty perfect. So... Continue Reading →

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