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Dreamgirls @ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts – Review

Written by Mike Martin 

Let me get a few things out-of-the-way…

Dreamgirls has a script that runs a bit long and does tend to show its age.

Lyrically the score is a bit one note and juvenile.

This production had some sound hiccups when I attended.

There.

Whew.

Now that the unpleasantness is out of the way, let me say that this production of Dreamgirls is an absolute treat. This production not only makes one pine wistfully for the big, spectacle shows of the 80’s in its staging but showcases talent that transcends the very limitations I mentioned above. Masterful choreography and direction keep the pace moving and fluid, and technically (other than the sound issues mentioned above) the production value is top-notch. If you haven’t been to La Mirada (or it has been a FEW years as in my case), do yourself a favor and see some big shows done right. While I applaud the efforts of smaller theatres, even I am capable of forgetting what a great night of theatre can be with a bit of a budget behind it. Continue Reading

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AMB Theatre Podcast #29 presented by OCR – First Date @ La Mirada Theatre of The Performing Arts- Podcast

Interviews of the McCoy Rigby Entertainment ( in Yorba Linda) cast of First Date. Plus, I got exclusive interviews with the Author (Austin Winsberg) & Composer (Alan Zachary).

Tune in every Friday to http://www.kuci.org/or if you’re in the areas of Santa Ana, Irvine or Tustin turn your radio receiver to 88.9FM @ 4pm – 5pm for the AMB Theatre show in partnership with the Orange Curtain Review.

Sept. 18 – Oct. 11, 2015

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