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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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Audience gives well-deserved ovation to ICT’s beautiful A Shayna Maidel

June 25th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, theater, theatre, Vicki's View

By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer A shayna maidel– in Yiddish it means “a pretty girl.” Imagine how pretty you would feel as a young Jewish woman from Poland having survived Auschwitz or Dachau. Would you feel lucky to have survived? Arguable. But pretty? You are more than half-starved, but gaining strength after your post-war […]

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LB Playhouse announces its new staff of directors

June 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, Entertainment, theater, theatre

David Haberbush, president of the board of directors of the Long Beach Playhouse, recently announced that Lauren Morris has accepted the position of managing director as of June 7. In addition, Sue Snead has been named the marketing director and Andrew Vonderschmitt, who served as the interim managing director, will continue as the artistic/technical director. […]

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Legendary African singer who overcame being outcast to perform at Terrace Theatre

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments · Art, Arts, theater, theatre

The descendant of warrior princes, the son of two black African parents, Afro-pop pioneer Salif Keita was born “white.” Inheriting albinism, a lack of skin pigmentation, Keita instantly stood out among other Africans and stood out as a spokesperson for tolerance in all forms. The legendary singer addresses this deeply personal issue– albinism in Africa– […]

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