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Pre-opera talk, remarkable music highlights of LBO’s King Gesar

September 13th, 2013 · No Comments · theater

Gregory Spooner Culture Writer Saturday, Sept. 7 marked the first performance of Long Beach Opera’s 2013 “Outer Limits Series.” This year Long Beach Opera (henceforth LBO) chose the late Peter Lieberson’s King Gesar as their way of presenting opera “outside of the box,” and it was indeed a pleasant and unique operatic experience. I was […]

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Wardrobe malfunction the butt of humor in Steve Martin’s provocative The Underpants

August 19th, 2011 · No Comments · theater, theatre

Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Steve Martin’s contribution to The Underpants was actually a 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s 1910 German expressionist play.

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The Wild West comes to LB Playhouse in the form of The Taming of the Shrew

April 29th, 2011 · No Comments · theater, theatre

By Stephanie Raygoza Editorial Intern Giving an Italian-themed, Shakespearean classic a Western twist could easily rustle up the spurs of any literary enthusiast. However, Gregory Cohen’s adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew at the Long Beach Playhouse delivers brazen performances partnered with witty, drawl-filled lines and a brilliantly brash shrew.

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MTW’s Footlighters Guild awards five $1,000 scholarships to high-school students

April 22nd, 2011 · No Comments · Arts, theater, theatre

Musical Theatre West’s (MTW) Footlighters Guild recently announced the winners of its annual Footlighters Scholarship competition.

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Waiting for Godot at Long Beach Playhouse leaves lots of room for interpretation

April 20th, 2011 · No Comments · Art, Arts, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer There was a time when, upon seeing Waiting for Godot, I would have been awed by the cryptic nature of the play. I guess I was once duly impressed with what I didn’t understand. As if to say, if I don’t “get it,” it must be awesome.

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