Orange County Theatre Reviews

A Night With Janis Joplin @ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts – Review

(PHOTO CREDIT:  Jason Niedle)

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

If you were to head over to La Mirada right now, you could treat yourself to a night of Janis Joplin over at the La Mirada Theatre.  Depending on your feelings towards 1960’s rock and blues music, you will either spend your evening besotted or in shock. If you walk in new to Janis (as I did) you’ll probably be in shock.  But A Night With Janis Joplin is loud, vigorous, and colorful!  If you walk in as a conscientious fan, I have no doubt you’ll leave besotted. Continue Reading

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Fragile People : The Glass Menagerie @ International City Theatre in Long Beach – Review

(Photo by Tracey Roman)

Written by Patrick Chavis

This was my first time watching Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie performed on stage.  Like many people I studied this play in high school and read through the entire text, so I had a good idea of what to expect. Yet somehow after watching the production at International City Theatre, it really felt like I was being introduced to this material for the first time. It’s weird to have this story in your head that you’ve known for years, and then have your preconceived notions about it totally change when you watch it play out on stage.  ICT’s version of this famous play is a solid, straight forward take on one of the richest stories, plays or narratives written in the 20th century.

Lizzie Zerebko and Emilio Garcia-Sanchez Photo by Tracey Roman

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Guys and Dolls @ Laguna Niguel Community Theatre – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak

Wiseguys and musicals–they go together. If not like peanut butter and jelly, then perhaps like avocado and chocolate. The combination might appear bizarre, but as the success of Bullets Over Broadway and Kiss Me, Kate demonstrate, it works. Perhaps the most known entry in the wiseguy/musical pantheon is the show responsible for the Broadway standard “Luck Be a Lady” —Guys and Dolls. Continue Reading

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Greater Tuna @ STAGEStheatre in Fullerton – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson

To say Greater Tuna is hilarious is, while accurate, somewhat missing the point.  It is true there are tons of laughs in this play, and it’s true that every single joke lands, but Greater Tuna is much more subtle than most other good comedies.  It honestly has heart.  The heart itself is composed of humor, which starts out cliche enough but quickly transforms into an entire town’s worth of people imploring the universe for assistance.  For an added bonus, the actors performing at Stages’s Theater in Fullerton are phenomenal. Continue Reading

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Funny Money playing @ Whittier Community Theatre : June 1 – 16

Synopsis: 

Henry Perkins gets quite a birthday surprise when he discovers he has picked up someone else’s briefcase in the subway and instead of boring papers and a half-eaten sandwich he’s got a case full of money. The money is clearly someone’s ill-gotten gains, so Henry’s plan is to grab the wife and fly to Barcelona to start a new life. But Life has other plans and the next two hours will be the most hectic and hilarious ever committed to paper. Synopsis taken from site.  

 

 

 

June 1st – 16th 2018 @ whittier

community theatre 

7630 Washington Ave. Whittier, CA

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