Orange County Theatre Reviews

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Lost in Yonkers @ The Costa Mesa Playhouse – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

It’s been two years since Neil Simon, one of the most well-known playwrights of his generation, passed away. He had a very successful career in writing more than 30 different plays, which were often adapted into feature films.  Simon’s plays were famous for being comedic but also dramatic.  Even before I started a deep dive into theatre, the name Neil Simon was a well-known, like Einstein or Mother Teresa.  Lost in Yonkers won the Pulitzer prize in 1991, and in a career that resulted in the creation of so many plays, it’s often known as one of the highlights of his career.  The Costa Mesa Playhouse has now put on a production of this famous play. Under the precise direction of Wendy Ruth, the charm, the comedy and dangerous side of families are well performed, almost the entire way through.

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Fireflies @ South Coast Repertory – Review

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Written by Daniella Litvak 

Racism, sexism, homosexuality, adultery, reproductive rights — many dramatists could compose a play lasting for hours around just one of those subjects. Fireflies tackles all of those topics and more in only 90 minutes. It’s an intense theatrical experience. Continue Reading

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THEATRE PALISADES presents: Steel Magnolias playing @ PIERSON PLAYHOUSE January 10 – February 16, 2020

How do you solve a problem like that child Shelby?! You don’t. A tender, funny, sad, funny play about the family tug of war between mother (M’lynn) and daughter (Shelby). And their friends who all come to the same beauty parlor where life and its issues get discussed and dissected in a very Southern and ladylike way. A perennial favorite of the American stage! Taken from the website. 

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A Charlie Brown Christmas @ Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills – Review

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Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

A Charlie Brown Christmas is now playing over at the Chance Theater in Anaheim. Even though I’m not a big Peanuts fan, halfway through this 45-minute show, I found myself a little charmed and even somewhat invested in the story.  Add in the smiling faces of the children in the audience and I consider this a worthy holiday treat for young ones and avid fans of the franchise.

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Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella @ Rose Center Theater – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak 

One of Cinderella’s enduring qualities is its adaptability. The fairy tale about a girl and her glass slippers has been told in novels, films — animated and live-action — and of course musicals. Theater legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II adapted Cinderella into a musical for television in 1957 (starring Julie Andrews in the title role). Afterwards, it made the transition to stage show, becoming a popular production in the process. Continue Reading

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Attention Theatre Creators in Los Angeles and Orange County

LMDA (Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas) and LA STAGE Alliance are creating networking events and other programming for LA directors, playwrights, dramaturgs & literary managers. The goal is to create a more cohesive theater community through the networking events and skills-building programs. To better accommodate the theater community.  LMDA & LA STAGE created surveys to figure out how to make better events and programs.  The more Los Angeles directors, playwrights, dramaturgs & literary managers submit on the survey the better programs LA STAGE and LMDA can provide to the community.

Below is a link to the surveys:

https://sites.google.com/view/laplaydevelopment/home

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