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‘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 →

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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 →

A Balance of Power in Loft Ensemble’s ‘Social Darwinism’

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move It was exciting to see a solid full house at Loft Ensemble's production, Social Darwinism by playwright Angela Gant, directed by Adam Chambers, who were both in attendance for this past weekend's special... Continue Reading →

Siegfried Tiber’s Sleight of Hand: This Is No Magician’s Ruse

"You'll See. You'll Saw. You'll Stick Around." I suppose one would have to be a magic aficionado or a master of cards to fully appreciate the temperate skills of Magician at Arms, Siegfried Tieber in his current pop-up downtown Los... Continue Reading →

Carolyn Hennesy Living La Divina in ‘Master Class’ at the Garry Marshall Theatre

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Every actress who has ever played this role has indelibly made it her own. It is the only way. Maria Callas was one of a kind. In the Garry Marshall Theatre's inaugural production,... Continue Reading →

Rebuilding Lives After Katrina: Fountain Theatre’s ‘Runaway Home’, reviewed

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move According to Fountain Theatre co-artistic director, Stephen Sachs, Runaway Home, a world premiere by Jeremy J. Kamps, directed by Shirley Jo Finney, puts a human face on citizens rebuilding after Katrina. And although..."the... Continue Reading →

South Coast Rep’s ‘Once’ Is An Exhilarating Extravaganza

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Yes, one could rhapsodize ad infinitum, all the facets and faculties physical, emotional and audible, of lead hunkola, Rustin Cole Sailors (Guy) appearing in South Coast Rep's musical Irish extravaganza, Once. And I will...in a... Continue Reading →

‘Pterodactyls’ Examines Severed Family Connections

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move A classic dysfunctional family. A descent in to nothingness. A single question. “Why are we here?” Pterodactyls, written by Nicky Silver (The Lyons), directed by Melanie Weisner, currently being produced by Pop Up... Continue Reading →

Military Murder Mystery That Isn’t Black-and-White at Loft Ensemble

Reviewed by Guy Picot updated 8.29.17 10:25 pm Loft Ensemble's A Soldier's Play, is the second L.A. mounting of Charles Fuller's 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winner this summer (It was also produced as an independent, unaffiliated production during the Hollywood Fringe Festival) and... Continue Reading →

Antaeus Theatre Company’s ‘As You Like It’ Finds Its Groove

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Adam J. Smith's amped, hi-fi comedy of Touchstone, Abigail Marks' Celia and Tony Amendola's, Jacques turn around a lackluster commencement of one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies, for a thoroughly resonant and delightful finale... Continue Reading →

‘I Am Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce’ a Tour de Force

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move A tour de force performance may sound like the kind of hyperbole far too lightly used about a great many undeserving moments in today's absurdly hyperbolic world. In the case of Ronnie Marmo... Continue Reading →

Flawless Moments at Koslova 2017 Ballet Competition

by Carlos Stafford The judges were ready, the dancers came with energy to burn, and after four days of intense competition the cream rose to the top. By any estimation, the field of dancers who gathered at Symphony Space gave... Continue Reading →

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