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Entries Tagged as 'Vicki’s View'

Lady explorers do Time Warp in On the Verge at Long Beach Playhouse

August 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer On the Verge, playwright Eric Overmyer’s extra-dimensional romp of a Victorian-era discovery tour, seemed largely to perplex its audience. And for good reason, I think.

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Goodbye, Limone. We’ll miss you!

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments · food, News, Vicki's View

Trattoria Limone closed last weekend. I shed a tear for this one. Couldn’t help it. I’ll just come out and say it– I loved the place.

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Darkly comic Smoke & Mirrors reflects smoldering twists at Long Beach Playhouse

August 3rd, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer Once you’ve seen ten or twenty murder mysteries, they start to become what I would call “partially predictable.” In the case of Smoke & Mirrors, this is certainly the case. Still, there are stylistic differences that set each of these suspense thrillers apart from the others, making the experience […]

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Founding Fathers merit fireworks in Musical Theatre West’s 1776

July 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer In 16 years of reviewing theater, I’ve given no more than three standing ovations. Well, I stood without hesitation at the conclusion of 1776, Musical Theatre West’s phenomenal musical dramatizing the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. A highly entertaining history lesson that follows […]

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Colorful characters, flowery plot in The Violet Hour at LB Playhouse

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer I sometimes grow weary of characters who “like to hear themselves talk.” And to that extent, The Violet Hour, by no fault of cast or director, bogs down in places. So shame on playwright Richard Greenberg for his self-indulgent dialogue. Still, The Violet Hour has much to appreciate. In […]

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