Orange County Theatre Reviews

World Premiere : Comedy of ERROR @ American Coast Theater Company in Costa Mesa – Preview


Charles is a struggling web-developer who runs his own online dating website. He’d like nothing more than to quit his day job, focus on the website full time, and ask his girlfriend of four years to marry him, but there’s only one problem: the website is a failing business. When Charles’ best (and one of his last) clients threatens to cancel his subscription to the site due to a lack of results, Charles enlists the help of his best friend to make a last-ditch effort to keep his client and save his company through hilariously deceptive means. This charming romantic comedy entertainingly explores the nature of modern love in the digital age. (taken directly from the press release)

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Lyceum Theatre 
Vanguard University 55 Fair DriveCosta Mesa, CA 92626

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A Tribute to Our Friend, the Amazing Curtis Jerome

Written by Scott Keister 

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photo courtesy: Curtis Jerome Facebook

 

When it comes to theater, there wasn’t much Curtis Jerome couldn’t do. He thought of himself as a dancer, but he was also a director, choreographer, set designer, builder and painter, costumer who both designed and created costumes, actor, singer, and even a playwright. Jerome did all of these things with imagination, consummate skill and an immense passion for the craft. He directed musicals at the Maverick Theater over the past five years; large scale, complicated musicals like Chicago, Rent, The Producers, Spamalot, Legally Blonde, and Les Miserables. He was a shrewd judge of talent, casting people in roles they weren’t necessarily comfortable with until he drew out of them talents they didn’t know they possessed. He made better everyone he worked with. It’s a sad, tragic loss for the local OC theater community that Curtis was killed this week in a car accident. It’s a loss that has touched an incredible number of lives.  The outpouring of love and respect for Curtis on Facebook has been overwhelming. What better tribute to Curtis than the words of those he worked with in the theater community. Here are some comments posted about Curtis: his talents, his humor, his compassion, his intelligence, and how he made us all better performers.

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Our Life : The Black Youths Stories Project – An Interview with Ross Jackson & Megan Gainey @ University of California, Irvine


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Written by Patrick Chavis 

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the creators of UCI’s new original play “[Our Life] The Black Youth Stories Project”.  Writers Ross Jackson and Megan Gainey spoke freely about their journey making this extensive project. 

So how did you get together to create this project?

Megan: Well we got together because we are together. (Megan and Ross laugh together). I was just sort of the person he was venting to about his ideas, and I was like oh cool other ideas.

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The House of Yes @ STAGEStheatre in Fullerton – Review

Written by Scotty Keister 

Next to the Kardashians, the Kennedy’s are probably the best-known family in the U.S. or at least they were for a good thirty years, anyway. One could argue they’re the closest thing to a royal family we’ve ever had, and for a long time they inspired an equivalent kind of obsession in the American psyche. The many tragedies the Kennedy’s suffered left some deeply felt scars in that same psyche. Wendy MacLeod’s clever and funny play, The House of Yes, explores the myth of the Kennedy’s some twenty years after JFK’s murder. The Stages Theatre production, directed by Jack Millis, gets a lot of the dark laughs yet leaves many questions about the Kennedy legend unanswered.

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