Orange County Theatre Reviews

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STAGEStheatre confirms they will be closing their doors because of the Pandemic

Taken from the STAGEStheatre Facebook page :

Friends and Family,

When STAGEStheatre was started almost thirty years ago, we had no idea how long we would be around or how many stages we would move through as an organization. Looking back, it’s been a fantastic, wild ride.

In March of 2020, it became clear to us that COVID-19 was here to stay for a while, that it was going to take a significant toll on all live entertainment, and quite possibly decimate many, if not all, small venues as we were left with no way to keep our doors open to the public. Continue Reading

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Maple and Vine @ STAGEStheatre In Fullerton- Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

There’s science fiction –stories set in the future depicting what humans might do or where they might someday go. Then we also have historical narratives, which explore what happened in humanity’s past. In Maple and Vine we sort of have a combination of both genres.  The characters are frustrated with modern living and explore the possibilities of living a simpler 1950s-like lifestyle in a private community.   Continue Reading

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King Kong @ The Maverick Theatre in Fullerton – Review

Written by Alina Mae wilson 

I’ve not seen the old movies, the new movies, nary a graphic novel nor a review about the famed beast have I laid eyes upon–until now.  Ladies and gentlemen, I have been to the Maverick Theater in Fullerton, where I have feasted my eyes on The Eighth Wonder of the World King Kong! And I am so glad I did, it was actually a lot of fun. Continue Reading

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3D Theatricals Responds To A Patron About The Move To Cerritos

Written by Patrick Chavis 

3D Theatricals a production company that has put on Broadway style shows in the Plummer Auditorium the last few years will be moving out of Orange County at the end of the season. The company will move just beyond the Orange County line to the city of Cerritos. Frustrated that they are leaving Fullerton a commenter that I will not name mentioned his dissatisfaction with the move.  Below is 3D Theatricals response : Continue Reading

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Behind The Scenes : FCC Presents “Parade”

1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion. Parade is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten. Groups looking for powerful, moving theatrical experiences will need to look no further than this unforgettable show. Taken from Website 

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Hurts So Good : Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries @ STAGEStheatre in Fullerton – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

When starring as the Joker in The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger asks a fearful Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal), “Do you know how I got these scars?”  Without the obviously threatening context, the words themselves leave you with a feeling close to what I experienced while watching Rajiv Josephs’ Gruesome Playground Injuries.  The aesthetics of the play do seem a little self-centered, in a “please watch this because it’s so important” kind of way. However, the human dialogue and chemistry between the two actors on stage combined with well thought out direction within the scenes made this one of best shows I’ve seen at STAGEStheatre thus far.  Continue Reading

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