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‘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 →

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‘Poker Night’ Screens at the NY/LA International Film Festival

Poker Night, the first cinematic project from the partnership of local Los Angeles film and theatrical producers/writers, and Hollywood Fringe veterans Tom Cavanaugh (Inland Empress, Under The Jello Mold, The Shift) and Matt Ritchey (Angel's Flight, Martha Washington Killed A... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Melissa McCarthy Turns Up The Heat In ‘Cook Off!’

Reality-show shenanigans mix with the fiery-and-fierce world of competitive baking in the deliciously sly mockumentary Cook Off! As a buffet of quirky contestants prepare for the renowned Van Rookle Farms Cooking Contest, the heat is on to win a one... 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 →

The Wallis Announces 2017-18 Theater Season

Turn Me Loose, a timely tribute to legendary comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, takes center stage this season as the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis) presents some of the finest work from local, national... 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 →

Gia #HFF17 12 Bars Review

by Trace Paleo, Gia On The Move "You went and saved the best for last..." Yup. There's a song for this moment and how apropos to be writing about Gia's final (attended) show at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe, experienced on... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF17 Hamlet ¿Estás o no estás? Review

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move ​ Hamlet ¿Estás o no estás? by Victor Grovas (and William Shakespeare) and directed by Ricardo Servin turns Shakespeare's Hamlet Prince of Denmark on its ear in an apocalyptic, absurd, contemporary drama that... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF17 I’m Too Fat For This Show Review

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Kate Huffman has had two solid decades of living with an OCD-instilled eating disorder that requires her to live by a strict set of rules and rituals rooted in numbers and eternal body... Continue Reading →

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