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Welcome to the Splatter Zone! : Evil Dead The Musical @ Maverick Theater – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak 

Adapting a single film into a stage show is a challenge.  Adapting a film series into an under two-hour, musical theater extravaganza is a Herculean labor.  If you’re going to undertake such an audacious feat then you are going to need some audacious source material.  What better fits the bill than Sam Raimi’s cult classic Evil Dead trilogy?  Now I’ll be honest, most of my knowledge of the films comes more from pop culture osmosis rather than memories of watching them.  From what I do know and what people around me in the audience told me is that Evil Dead The Musical is fairly faithful to films —more importantly it captures the elements everyone loves about the movies.       Continue Reading

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The Killer Angels, Soldiers of Gettysburg @ The Maverick Theatre in Fullerton – Review

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Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

As one might surmise from the title “The Killer Angels, Soldiers of Gettysburg”, this is a play about the Battle of Gettysburg and the soldiers that fought in it.  It’s an attempt to peer closely into the hearts and minds of men fighting on the opposite sides of the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil and effectively “humanize” them.  Whether they ever lacked the humanization this play seeks to grant them is a question worth exploring in and of itself, but I digress.  “The Killer Angels, Soldiers of Gettysburg” is pretty much a social studies lecture–habitually informative, occasionally thrilling, but often dull. Continue Reading

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Beware the Plants : Little Shop of Horrors @ The Maverick Theatre in Fullerton – Review

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Environmentally Unfriendly : The Toxic Avenger Musical @ The Maverick Theatre in Fullerton – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

Heroes come in many forms. Right now at the cinema they come in capes with rippling muscles and have very bad story development (Exhibit A, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice).  But if you find yourself at the Maverick Theatre this April you’ll discover a new type a hero. The type of hero, with out-of-this-world silly story development that might make you barf.  And it’s all because of his toxic awesomeness! Continue Reading

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