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GOTM THEATER REVIEW: THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at Rogue Machine at The Matrix

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move ©Gia On The Move 2021 “It is a terrifying, asphyxiating story about growing up and relinquishing your dreams, of seeing your father driven to the grave before his time, of living among bitter,... Continue Reading →

GOTM REVIEW: THE GROUNDLINGS SNOW GLOBE HOLIDAY SHOW at The Groundlings on Melrose

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move ©Gia On The Move 2021 Playing to a sold-out house was already the “sweet spot” for THE GROUNDLINGS SNOW GLOBE HOLIDAY SHOW.  It just also happens to be “party-time…excellent!” Directed by Chris Eckert, cast members Alex... Continue Reading →

GOTM THEATER REVIEW: THE CHILDREN at The Fountain Theatre

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman  Copyright © 2021 Gia On The Move British playwright Lucy Kirkwood’s THE CHILDREN is in one way a thoughtful play about climate change and the moral responsibilities we face in confronting it. It’s also a too lengthy... Continue Reading →

GOTM REVIEW: SEVEN GUITARS at A Noise Within

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS takes place in 1948. African American serviceman who’d fought in World War II returned to the States and found nothing changed. Racism permeated every aspect of civilian life; then, as now, a... Continue Reading →

GOTM REVIEW: POOR CLARE at Atwater Village Theatre

Reviewed by Deborah Klugman Before taking her vows and founding a new religious order, St. Clare of Assisi was a privileged young woman privy to all the perks and pleasures of the wealthy elite in 13th century Italy. All that... Continue Reading →

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 →

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