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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 →

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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 →

Gia #HFF17 Turbulence Review

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move “What you need is a really big cheer!” Cheri Oteri & Will Ferrell style. Yes, that really did pop into my head just when things were crumbling fast for the wonky, last minute,... Continue Reading →

Letters To Eve’s Epic Endeavor

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Even revised in its latest iteration at the Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica (the play ran a successful workshop premiere back in November 2016), the term that best describes Zoo Theatre Company's Letters... Continue Reading →

“Thanks a Lot!” – No Really…My Gratitusical Is Hysterical!

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Poor Beryl. All she really wants is to be loved. Occasionally on the run from the law with mom, mourning drunk encounters with high school boys, instantaneously widowed from her beloved bed-ridden husband,... Continue Reading →

Scorsese – American Crime Requiem Explodes The Wallis Stage

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move "On every street in very city there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody." A robust mélange of dirty street slang, slut slink, curses, violence and sex took center stage at the... Continue Reading →

Miss Saigon in Cinemas for Epic 25th Anniversary Event

Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical, Miss Saigon is coming to select cinemas nationwide for a special one-night event on Thursday, September 22, in honor of its 25th anniversary. Captured live in front of a sold-out audience at London’s Prince Edward... Continue Reading →

L.A. Intersection Central & Vernon Gets a New Name

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., The City of Los Angeles will officially rename the intersection of Central Avenue and Vernon Avenue to 'Dolphin's of Hollywood Records Square' in recognition of the record store's role in history in... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF16 Reviews: The Cure to Mortality

Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Adventurously created, The Cure to Mortality, a futuristic, sci-fi musical comedy about corruption, depression and death, didn't quite hit the mark suffering most by an overwritten script and for its 'all over... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF16 Reviews: Alien vs. Musical

Reviewed by Benjamin Schwartz . Everything is calm, even perfect in Musical-land. All your favorite Broadway characters including, Elpheba, Annie, Maria, Danny Zuko and many others live in perfect harmony, literally. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF16 Reviews: The Toxic Avenger Musical

Reviewed by Benjamin Schwartz . A nerdy earth scientist named Melvin falls in love with Sarah, a blind librarian. The romance is cut short when Melvin is dumped into a vat of toxic goo; turning him into a mutant with... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF16 Reviews: Nilbog: The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Troll 2

Reviewed by Benjamin Schwartz . Adapting the cult-classic Troll 2 for the stage is not easy. The structure is a mess, the plot has major holes and non-sequators, the character goals and intentions make no sense and the film is... Continue Reading →

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