Orange County Theatre Reviews

THE TOXIC AVENGER at Wayward Artist final weekend is CANCELED – NEWS

Taken from the press release:

I regret to inform you that the closing weekend of The Toxic Avenger is canceled. Unfortunately, a breakthrough case of Covid-19 has appeared in our team. Out of an abundance of caution, the remaining performances are being canceled. It is our hope that a final performance can be rescheduled once it is safe to do so. Our company is working diligently with the actors and creative team to see if this is possible. You will be the first to know. Patrons who purchased tickets for this weekend’s performance were emailed with instructions. If you were not contacted, please email info@thewaywardartist.org as soon as possible.

The wellness of our cast, crew and audiences is of the utmost importance. Everyone is deeply saddened by these recent events. We hope all who attend and participate in our shows remain healthy and safe. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I look forward to welcoming you back to our space very soon.

Craig Tyrl [he, his, him]

Artistic, Director, The Wayward Artist

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Toxic Love : Toxic Avenger the Musical @ Wayward Artist in Santa Ana – Review

(photo courtesy Francis Gerard Gecad)

Written by Patrick Chavis

Toxic Avenger, the Musical is playing now at the Wayward Artist in Santa Ana from April 22nd – May 8th.  The Wayward Artist put on a loud, frantic, and generally hilarious take on this silly rock musical. Fans of the material and fans of raunchy humor will enjoy this production. Continue Reading

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The Wayward Artist Presents : THE NETHER @ Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana – Review

(photo courtesy: Francis Gacad)

Written by Patrick Chavis

Disclaimer: This review and show covers mature themes.

The Wayward Artist opens its doors to the public for the first time in over a year with possibly one of their most risqué plays to date – The Nether written by Jennifer Haley. One of the play’s themes is pedophilia. I know this is a bridge too far for some, but this is why this play is advertised as a mature show for adults. So, if you’re not 18 and up, don’t come to this show.  Wayward Artist’s production of The Nether explores one potentially problematic features of a fully realized virtual world and its philosophical implications through a sci-fi, futuristic lens. Continue Reading

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Streamed performance: Ordinary Days @ The Wayward Artist Ensemble – Review

(Photo credit Francis Gacad)

Written by Patrick Chavis

Kimberly Tiongco (Deb) David Albulario (Warren)

It was night, and I found myself sitting in my silver Prius surrounded by all types of trucks and cars on top of the Mess Hall parking structure in Tustin, waiting for the premiere of Ordinary Days, a musical put on by the Wayward Artist Theater Ensemble and the Frida Cinema.  I’ve been to a drive-thru before, but this was definitely a different experience. The production is a mixture of live theater performance production with film cuts and cinematography seamlessly moving with the story and transitions. If you didn’t make the one-time drive-thru premiere, you could watch the same recorded performance streamed from the Wayward Artist website through August 7th. Continue Reading

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The Wayward Artist presents: God of Carnage @ Grand Central Arts Center in Santa Ana – Review

(photo courtesy: Jordan Kubat)

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

“God of Carnage” surprisingly, is not a myth about unclothed Spartans. It’s a lurid headline that brings to mind grisly images of battles led by a shirtless Gerard Butler, but funnily enough, there are no naked Grecians here to be found. Forced into close proximity by the violent actions of their own children, two very American, very “typical” couples show us that wrath lurks in the hearts of even the most refined among us. The Wayward Artists “God of Carnage” is a thought provoking show that pumps out a few shocks along the way.

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