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Twilight Zone @ STAGEStheatre in Fullerton – Review

Written by Scotty Keister 

It’s summer, so that means one thing: The Twilight Zone returns to Stages Theatre. This year’s offering presents one classic and two lesser-known episodes, one of them is a real champ. Every year, producer/director Darri Kristin pores through the entire TZ catalog to find episodes that would be possible to stage. With the new addition of a backdrop projector, the list just got a little easier, making scene changes more dramatic and recognizable.

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The trouble with these available stories. The Zone was not above a certain number of clinkers. When you’re pouring out a new episode every week, you have to take what you get. TZ had a propensity to repeat itself a lot and fumble with tired scifi clichés. In this instance, opening episode “Back There” is not a well-written or particularly original offering. A group of card players at a Washington DC gentleman’s club argue about time travel, and before you know it one of them finds himself transported back to 1865, the day before Lincoln’s assassination. Even though we know it’s impossible, he tries to prevent the murder from happening. We’re never sure why. Just because he wants to, I guess. The twist ending to the story occurs when he’s transported back to modern times, right back at his club. Things are not as he left them. Aside from Mark Coyan’s off-beat portrayal of John Wilkes Booth, this episode doesn’t offer much bang. Continue Reading

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Cartography, Disney Style : Mickey and the Magical Map @ Disneyland in Anahiem – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

I WENT TO DISNEYLAND!!! Despite my status as an Orange County local, it has been many years since I have visited the Happiest Place on Earth.  It has even been longer since I have seen one of the Disney classics that I watched as a child. So when I discovered a few characters were doing a performance in Fantasyland I charged in eager to reminisce.

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The New Swan Shakespeare Festival at UCI – News

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

The New Swan Theatre is an Elizabethan-style theatre.  Transportable and roofless, this theatre provides a sense of an authentic Shakespearean time as it hosts two of Shakespeare’s classics this summer.

 

Macbeth–Known by many as the Bard’s most ominous play, Macbeth is the tale of a Scottish nobleman who is spurred to obtain the throne through malice and treachery.  This gruesome tragedy is a warning to all who would seek power for power’s sake.  July 22nd – August 29th Continue Reading

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Free Screening of Pitch Perfect @ Segerstrom Center for the Arts Center 07-20-2015 – News

The Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa is putting on a free screening of Pitch Perfect the musical comedy at 8pm for free outside of the theatre. If you’re not familiar with the movie, here’s the synopsis and location info below.

 

“Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.” Attributed from IMDB 

 

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