Orange County Theatre Reviews

Striking 12 @ The Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach – Review

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Photo Courtesy: Laguna Playhouse

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

There are many ways to impress an audience when telling a story. Detailed sets and well-made costumes can get you in the right mood and whisk you to the fantasy land of the creator’s choice. Enhancement of the atmosphere is key. Enhancing the atmosphere without extravagant trimmings and elaborate details is exceptional. For such an experience, one should attend Striking 12. Continue Reading

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Get Cartier @ Gourmet Detective in Newport Beach – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

2014-11-08 22.02.22

photo : Patrick Chavis

A night of murder, humor, and intrigue. In “Get Cartier,” we witness the before and after effects of the murder of a wealthy man. In this dinner theater performance,  the audience plays the part of the deceased’s dinner guests. The experience will leave you with a beautiful night to remember. Still, hardcore theatre devotees might find it a little too cliche and devoid of enough actual storyline and passion for a fulfilling mystery. Continue Reading

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A Christmas Carol : Scrooge and Marley Together Again @ Mysterium Theatre in La Habra – Review

Written by Patrick Chavis 

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Photo Courtesy: Mysterium Theatre Chelsea Caracoza, Joseph Ott, Wilson Mizell, Hayley Jackson, Carolyn Zonana Royer

A Christmas Carol, the classic and possibly the original “I hate Christmas/ now I love Christmas Story,” was done once again at the Mysterium Theatre- this time in their new Locomotive location in the La Habra Depot Theatre. Although the play promotes the classic Christmas story from the perspective of the dearly departed Marley  (the only friend of notorious Christmas hater Ebenezer Scrooge), after the curtain closes, it feels as though you’ve gone through a more condensed version, without any of the horror and back stories that make the original so compelling. Continue Reading

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2015 Season at Stages Theatre in Fullerton and More : Orange Curtain Review Podcast #5

Amanda DeMaio Executive director of Stages Theatre in Fullerton California goes over the 2015 play season. We also talk about how plays are chosen for the theatre, audition information and other interesting tidbits.  If you like this podcast please subscribe to the website with your email on the front page of  www.theorangecurtainrev.com

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