Orange County Theatre Reviews

Laguna beach, Laguna Playhouse, Musical, Review, Uncategorized Comments Off on Hairspray is Dated : Hairspray @ Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach – Review |

Hairspray is Dated : Hairspray @ Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach – Review

(photos by Ed Krieger)

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

Good news everyone, obesity cures racism.  We’ve done it.  All this time we thought racism was a result of historical and societal pressures placed on individuals and cultures in masse to keep the power hierarchy in check, but it turns out it was just one or two bad people the whole time.  All you need is one fat hero to step in and save the day, and everything else will just fall in place.  As if you needed to be told, I am talking about the musical Hairspray, currently playing in all its creamy and gelatinous glory over at the Laguna Playhouse. Continue Reading

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Totally 80’s – The Wedding Singer : The Musical @ The GEM Theater in Garden Grove – Review

(Photo courtesy Lisa Scarsi)

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

I’ve given it some real consideration, and I think everyone should try to see a comedy semi-regularly –something fun and lighthearted.  If it’s a musical then go ahead and consider that a bonus.  The world is overflowing with dark and edgy stories about tragedy and pain, so for gosh sake LIGHTEN UP! One way to do that would be to see the Gem Theater’s current production of The Wedding Singer. Continue Reading

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