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Rorschach Fest’s ‘Ghosts’ Revival is a Piece of History

by Matt Ritchey Copyright © 2020 Gia On The Move Rorschach Fest is Open Fist’s 30th Anniversary repertory festival featuring short works from John O’Keefe, Harold Pinter, Daniel McIvor, and Caryl Churchill. The purpose of the chosen works, according to... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘The Birds’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey If you’ve never seen or read Aristophanes’ The Birds, the new Sacred Fools production is a fun way to experience a story that even 2400-some years later, it’s woefully relevant. Adapted (hardcore big-league adapted) by the... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Crabbe and Goyle Are Dead’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Crabbe and Goyle Are Dead is the perfect project for a Hollywood Fringe themed with Fantasy this year. If you know nothing about  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, don’t fret – you’ll be... Continue Reading →

Cherry Poppins’ ‘Harry Potter’ Burlesque Parody Moves to The Globe. A Glimpse Into The Future?

by Matt Ritchey There are lots of burlesque companies in Los Angeles. Some are amateur affairs showing up every once in a while, some are pros who do fun themed shows, some are traveling productions known the world over. But... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘Easy Targets – Artists and Heroes’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey The Burglars of Hamm are geniuses. Easy Targets is a show with a simple, amazing premise: audiences are forced to watch four short hysterically awful one-person shows, but are given balled-up socks and are allowed to pelt... Continue Reading →

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 →

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: 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 just... Continue Reading →

Mirror Mirror the Musical

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move Mirror mirror on the wall...  It wasn’t particularly plausible even for a fairy tale, that is, if you are dealing with fairy tales in their most traditional sense – with reality.  Its foremost... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF15 #Reviews : The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move These people are just crazy. Hilarious from the grandiose melodramatic lights up. In The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships our contestants compete in a heated tournament of transcendental soul ripping solo acts. ... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF15 #Reviews : Spiderpocalypse

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move The Spiders are everywhere! This apocalyptic low-budget film-for-stage parody went the distance in trying to capture arachnid cult insanity.  There were a few great bits from menacing violent spider puppets on strings as... Continue Reading →

Gia #HFF15 #Reviews: Magnum Opus Theatre Presents: “The Yearbook”

Reviewed by Marc Wheeler “This war is not over, do you hear me?” “Like crystal.” If you love your Fringe with a delicious wallop of cringe, look no further than Magnum Opus Theatre Presents: The Yearbook, showing at Theatre of... Continue Reading →

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