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#HFF19 ‘Scarlett Fever’, reviewed

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move “Oh Rhett!” In 1936, producer David O. Selznick began a 2-year search to find an unknown to play Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind. For #HFF19 John Wuchte and Kick Boom... Continue Reading →

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#HFF19 ‘Earth to Karen’, reviewed

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move ‘Earth to Karen…this is your life!’ And the ladies have it… There is no other performer I can think of that can knock a musical comedy directly out of the park with... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Ride or Die The Hip-Hop Musical’, reviewed

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Resplendently low brow, this awkwardly comedic, beatbox morality musical is complete with booger jokes, sexy angels, jealous angles and angels with baby oil, a host of frenemies and an appearance from God who... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Lock Your Heart, Elder P.’, reviewed

Reviewed by Kevin Hopps Wearing a black suit, white shirt, black tie, and a name tag, Robert W. Perkins, the playwright and solo performer of Lock Your Heart, Elder P., delivers an engaging and emotional performance throughout this memoirish play,... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Rewind – A New 80s Musical’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey If you love 80’s music and want to get some brand new 80’s songs stuck in your head, fast-forward to the Actor’s Company Let Live Theater for 90 minutes of goofy, fun, touching, toe-tapping musical theater... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Swipe Right: The Musical!’, reviewed

reviewed by Kevin Hopps Swipe Right: The Musical! by writer and director Hannah Rae Dillon, may only be 30 minutes long, but that’s all it takes for this cast of talented, singing singles to fill the Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre... Continue Reading →

Odyssey Theatre To Revive Seminal ‘Circa 69!’ Plays for 50th Anniversary

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble has announced Circa ’69! an 18-month retrospective beginning in June 2019 that will celebrate its founding, 50 years ago, by artistic director Ron Sossi, who has remained steadily at the helm since the company’s first production in... 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 →

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 →

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle 2018 Awards Recipients

Press Release The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced the recipients of its 50th annual awards for distinguished achievement in theater last night, Monday, April 8, 2019, at Pasadena Playhouse. Wenzel Jones presided over the festivities, and Christopher Raymond served... 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 →

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