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Theatre review: The Philanderer at Long Beach Playhouse

May 30th, 2014 · No Comments · theater

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer In a departure from his usual dramatic playwriting, George Bernard Shaw tried his hand at farce with The Philanderer, which has a conspicuously Oscar Wilde-esque flavor. The Long Beach Playhouse sought the experience and expertise of Elaine Herman to direct the play that is decidedly not one of Shaw’s better […]

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Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at Laguna Playhouse

May 9th, 2014 · No Comments · theater

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Does 75-year-old Lily really need the dance lessons for which she hires instructor Michael? You could head over to the Laguna Playhouse and catch a performance of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks to find out. In a big sense, this production is all about the extra-special two-person cast engaged […]

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The Vibrator Play at Long Beach Playhouse

May 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Culture, theater

Heidi Nye Culture Writer A dead baby, a mourning mother, two dead marriages, hints of adultery and shifts in sexual orientation sound like the stuff of heavy drama. Yet In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, at the Long Beach Playhouse is as much about hilarity as it is about anguish. The “operating theatre” […]

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S’Wonderful at Musical Theatre West

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · theater

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer I’ve been crazy about the songs of George and Ira Gershwin ever since I got my hands on a CD that featured the likes of Elvis Costello, Carly Simon, Elton John, and even Meatloaf singing many of the sibling duo’s most popular tunes. It was kind of a backdoor approach […]

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Theatre Review: Cal Rep’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments · theater

Gregory Spooner Culture Writer One thing’s for certain– California Repertory Theatre’s latest production is not for kids. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? deals with infidelity and adultery with (I kid you not)… a goat. The production was originally scheduled to open on Valentine’s Day (How romantic!), but it seemed the gods thought that was […]

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