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Before the Wind Left : Moonlight & Magnolias @ Modjeska Playhouse – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak

Gone With the Wind is an epic movie. The story of southern belle Scarlet O’Hara’s complicated relationships during the Civil War and Reconstruction Era won ten Academy Awards and is still widely considered one of the greatest movies of all time. However, as Moonlight & Magnolias demonstrates, the drama behind the scenes was as suspenseful as anything the film depicts. Continue Reading

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Sex and Education @ The Laguna Playhouse – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

(photo credit – Ed Krieger)

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that if you were ever what could be considered an even mildly typical student, you probably thought at least once, “This subject is so useless! When will I ever USE this?” and then proceeded to suffer through the remainder of your lesson in silent or quite audible misery.  Beyond that stage, many people pour their efforts into making themselves relevant.  If people didn’t want to feel important I don’t think Facebook or Instagram would be the successes they are.  But I digress: Sex and Education is playing over at the Laguna Playhouse.  It’s a ninety minute, one-act play featuring three actors who present to us the English language in abundance and absolute hilarity. Continue Reading

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AMB Theatre Podcast #53 presented by OCR : The Big Meal @ The Chance Theatre in Anaheim– Podcast

(photo by Doug Catiller, True Image)

In this hilarious and poignant Southern California premiere, you are invited on a time-bending odyssey of birth, death, divorce and dinner. When a man meets a young waitress in a local diner, neither of them knows the nearly 80 years of history that will follow. Filled with those little moments that you will recognize from your own life, we dare you not to fall in love with this stunning, big-hearted play that tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family. Taken from the Website 

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AMB Theatre Podcast #52 presented by OCR : American Idiot @ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts– Podcast


(photo courtesy: NICK AGRO)

The groundbreaking Broadway musical! Green Day’s powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. this high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. Taken from the website 

April 29 – May 15, 2016

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Slow Burning Masterpiece : Torch Song Trilogy @ Theatre Out in Santa Ana – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

(Warning – this show  is not for children and includes dark material).

Aptly titled Torch Song Trilogy, this stripped down rendition of the Tony Award winning show is a slow burning epic about a drag queen. Directed by Tito Ortiz, the story is truly touching, and it’s a shame it isn’t performed more often. If or when you miss this show, you will be missing a truly great production in Orange County Theatre history.   Continue Reading

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