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AMB Theatre Podcast #48 presented by OCR : Louis and Keely: LIVE AT THE SAHARA @ Laguna Playhouse

Louis Prima and Keely Smith were an American musical sensation in the 50s and 60s, pioneering the Lounge Act in Las Vegas. Featuring many of the duo’s greatest hits including “That Ol’ Black Magic,” “Hey Boy Hey Girl,” “What is This Thing Called Love,” even Frank Sinatra appears in this new American musical play, featuring a hot seven-piece live band that is guaranteed to bring down the house.  Taken from the website

February 24 – March 27, 2016

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On The Edge Productions presents: Into the Woods @ Laguna Hills Community Center – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

In case the movie release hasn’t already initiated you, Into the Woods (“ITW“) is sort of a big deal. Actually it’s been a big deal for quite a while now, except that –before the movie came out –it was primarily known in theatre circles. ITW was not the first –nor the last –time someone took a collection of well known stories and turned them on their heads, but it has definitely been the most successful, despite some gory onstage moments. On The Edge Theatre Productions’ Into the Woods doesn’t shy away from the original gruesome nature of the show but instead purposely glosses over it, presenting a more sanitized, humor and solo focused production. Continue Reading

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3D Theatricals Responds To A Patron About The Move To Cerritos

Written by Patrick Chavis 

3D Theatricals a production company that has put on Broadway style shows in the Plummer Auditorium the last few years will be moving out of Orange County at the end of the season. The company will move just beyond the Orange County line to the city of Cerritos. Frustrated that they are leaving Fullerton a commenter that I will not name mentioned his dissatisfaction with the move.  Below is 3D Theatricals response : Continue Reading

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AMB Theatre Podcast #47 presented by OCR : Dogfight @ The Chance Theatre – Podcast

In this 2013 Lucille Lortel Outstanding Musical Award winner, a plain young woman not accustomed to men’s attention is approached by a young Marine the night before he ships out for Vietnam. Little does she know why he’s really invited her to a party, and little does he know that this “common girl” is going to change him in ways he could never imagine.

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Former Hunger Artist Jeremy Gable Remembers His Directorial Debut in Fullerton

“10 years ago, I made my directorial debut. I was not a director back then. (Hell, I’m still not one now.) But when I read Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, for the first time in my life, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I’m grateful the amazing people at the now-defunct Hunger Artists Theatre Company in Fullerton, California took a chance and let some 23-year-old who had only been with the company for a year-and-a-half stage this brutal, uncompromising piece. I’m grateful for the talented team of women (Chrissie Munich, Brey Ann Barrett, Joy Chessmar-Bice, Mar McGurr, Biancha Adair, Christina Covarrubias) who helped shape the look and sound of the show, got my crazy ideas to the stage, and put up with a guy who literally knew nothing about directing or design. Continue Reading

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Behind The Scenes : FCC Presents “Parade”

1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten. Groups looking for powerful, moving theatrical experiences will need to look no further than this unforgettable show. Taken from Website 

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