Orange County Theatre Reviews

My Son The Waiter : A Jewish Tragedy @ Huntington Beach Library in Huntington Beach – Review

(Courtesy of Playhouse Productions, Inc &  Michael D. Appleton) 

Written by Patrick Chavis 

One of the great things about theatre in comparison to other mediums of expression such as film or television is the egalitarianism of it.  If you have the talent and if you are creative enough to market it properly, the overhead in theatre is significantly less than its counterparts (there are exceptions of course). As I sat down to watch My Son the Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy, a show that is the same guy for an hour and 30 minutes telling me his story with nothing more than a chair and a table, I discovered I was laughing and enjoying myself the entire time. It just goes to show, sometimes all you need is one actor, a solid story, and you can make it work.   Continue Reading

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Honorable Thieves : La Habra Theater Guild Presents: The Heart of Robin Hood @ Pitlockry Hall in La Habra – Review

(Photo courtesy: Paul Luna)

Written by Daniella Litvak 

Century after century people continue to love Robin Hood–the noble outlaw who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, while outwitting the corrupt Prince John with his archery skills and band of Merry Men. There are an innumerable amount of Robin Hood stories out there. They are all told in a variety of ways with tone varying from cynical to idealistic.  Continue Reading

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How the Other Half Loves @ Newport Theatre Arts Center in Newport Beach – Review

(photo credit: newport theatre arts Center- Emily MacAgy (Mary), Abel Garcia (William))

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

The Newport Theatre Arts Center is somewhat diminutive and is located on a hill overlooking part of Newport Beach.  You would miss it if you weren’t actively looking for it or driving up the hills to see some nice houses.  I’m here to tell you that How the Other Half Loves is definitely a play to be actively sought out and driving uphill for a few minutes will absolutely be time well spent.  The acting is great almost all around; there’s a steady stream of humor with jokes landing pretty much every time, and the storyline keeps you fully invested in each individual character. Continue Reading

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On Golden Pond @ Camino Real Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak

Some plays are designed for the mind. Sometimes it is because the playwright wants to send out a specific message. Other times the goal is to challenge the audience’s beliefs or to get us to think about things from a new perspective. Then there are the plays created for the heart where emotions are the story’s most important element. On Golden Pond definitely falls into the latter category.   Continue Reading

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Mysterium Theatre at the La Habra Depot Playhouse needs your support!

(photo courtesy: Robert Ladd)

A Message from the Mysterium Theatre: 

“Two years ago, we moved to this wonderful historic building and we are doing renovations and putting on between 15-21 shows each season.  We just got hit with some pretty big expenses and the rights to several shows coming up are larger than we had hoped.  We have some fantastic folks both on and off stage that have come along for the adventure of creating art that the community desperately needs.  We are also developing an after school program to have the future generation fall in love and participate in the arts – singing, dancing, acting on set, lighting design and much more.  At the moment we need an immediate 2,500.00.” Taken from the website

GO FUND ME 

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