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A Show You Can Jump On : Claudio Quest @ The Chance Theatre – Review

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Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

Ladies and gentlemen, there’s a new show in town! It’s a comedic musical that delves into the psyches of sentient video game characters as they go on their adventure.  Due to the plot and its format, I find myself instinctively giving writer/director Marshall Pailet points for creativity.  The show is bright, colorful, and positively peppered with pop-culture references, but at times it appears to be trying to be deeper that it actually is.  Nevertheless, the characters are engaging; a lot of the jokes land well, and for the most part Claudio Quest succeeds in holding the audience’s attention. Continue Reading

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Chance Theaters Schedule for 2017

(taken from the press release)

January 27 – February 26, 2017 on the Cripe Stage

West Coast Premiere

CLAUDIO QUEST

Book, Music and Lyrics by Marshall Pailet and Drew Fornarola

Directed by Marshall Pailet

Musical Direction by Ryan O’Connell

Choreographed by Maxx Reed

Executive Producer: Mary Kay Fyda-Mar

A new musical comedy that follows a very super hero, his less super little brother, and one butt-kicking princess, as the three embark on a mission to overcome killer eggplants, a love-starved platypus, and their own 8-bit existential crisis.

April 21 – May 21, 2017

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Seminar @ The Chance Theatre in Anaheim – Review

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Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

Someone once suggested to me that every being holds a story.  That each person on Earth has the tears and drama in their history to make them fascinating to someone, the story simply has to be well written.  Seminar (playing at the Chance Theater) makes a strong case for the accuracy of that statement.  Seminar is a play about a group of people that for their own personal reasons want to be writers, and have therefore decided to take a $5,000.00 (each!) writing class from a well-known author and teacher. While other plays might be valued for their spine-tingling twists, Seminar prompts and encourages us to crawl through the fascinating muck of self-reflection. Continue Reading

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