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#HFF19 ‘Anna St. Hesia Dreams’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Drew Petriello’s Anna St. Hesia Dreams is a fever dream in a blackbox. It’s pronounced “Anaesthesia Dreams,” by the way, if that gives you a clue to the plot. Jinny Ryann plays Anna who has just... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Livin’ The Dream’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey If ever a Fringe show were to be labeled unironically as “charming,” Bob Leggett’s Livin' The Dream is the one. There are other adjectives as well, of course: fascinating, informative, inspiring… but “charming” is the blanket... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Dandy Darkly’s All Aboard’, reviewed

Reviewed by Matt Ritchey Dandy Darkly is a fantastic storyteller in the classic American tradition of Mark Twain, telling ghostly tales peppered with a liberal amount of political activism. Where he and Twain differ is the sparkly jumpsuit, the fiendish... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ’45 Milligrams’, reviewed

By Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move You know a show is special when you’re sitting in the seat watching and listening to all that's being created for you on stage, and a feeling of excitement washes over you like... Continue Reading →

#HFF19 ‘Johnny 81’, reviewed

Reviewed by Guy Picot John Gonzales is a gifted story-teller who has written a collection of short stories about his unconventional childhood. There's a rogue's gallery of colorful characters who twelve-year-olds don't usually get to meet, courtesy of his single... 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 →

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 →

Santa Monica Playhouse 3rd Annual Binge Free Festival Offers A Month of Free Shows

Located at 1211 Fourth Street Santa Monica, the Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 59 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Third Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘God, The Apologies Tour’, reviewed

by Matt Ritchey There’s a lot of immersive storytelling in Fringe this year, but only one offers (and even succeeds!) in giving you the answers to all of your questions. They Played Productions’ God, The Apologies Tour is a fun... Continue Reading →

HFF18 ‘The Meatball Chronicles’, reviewed

by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move How To Be Invisible is a recipe that has been handed down from one female generation to the next. And it's the one concoction that Debrianna Mansini just can't seem to adapt, nor... Continue Reading →

HFF18 Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran

by Bob Rich In her production Life, Death & Duran Duran, Ms. Sam Shaber takes us on a wistful, humorous journey, filled with stories and songs about her childhood dreams, her loved ones and her fond memories of the iconic... Continue Reading →

The Orchard Project Announces New Lab for Episodic/TV Writers

Press Release The Orchard Project, a nationally renowned theater development laboratory, is announcing the launch of a new summer lab program that will help artists to develop television and episodic content starting in July 2018 from July 10 through July... Continue Reading →

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