Orange County Theatre Reviews

Thank me Later : Funny. A Cabaret by Natalie Giannosa

Written by Patrick Chavis

Many talented theatre artists from Orange County and Los Angeles slip through the cracks or don’t get the exposure they deserve. So I’m creating these posts to let people know about these artists. I’m calling these “thank me later posts.” Hopefully, this will be the first of many. If you know of anything theatre-related in LA and Orange county that is good but overlooked, please message us and let us know. It might appear as a “thank me later post.”

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The Wayward Artist Present : Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally @ GRAND CENTRAL ARTS CENTER November 9 – November 18

Blasphemy! Sacrilege! Heresy! Terrence McNally’s passion play recounts the birth, death, and resurrection of a young gay man living in Corpus Christi, Texas, scandalizing communities near and far when it first premiered in 1998. Experience the powerful story of Joshua who, different from other boys because of his homosexuality, grows up in isolation and torment. Fleeing his home, he gathers a group of disciples who are drawn to his radical message of love and tolerance. Despite his message of equality, he will suffer the same fate as Jesus who also sought to change a wayward community—its arrogance, its ignorance, and its complacency. Taken from the website. 

November 9 – November 18, 2018 

 

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A new Frankenstein has risen : Frankenstein @ California State University, Fullerton – Review

(photo courtesy : Jordan Kubat) 

Written by Daniella Litvak 

It’s October, and with October comes opportunities to wear costumes, eat pumpkin-flavored treats, and enjoy the thrill of a horror story.  What better way to start the month of frightful delights than with a real classic —the monster story all other monster stories aspire to —Frankenstein!  As is the case with most classic tales, there are numerous versions of Frankenstein for everyone to experience, but the iteration currently running is unlikely to be one you’ve seen before.  It’s an original production that is so new it did not even exist six months prior to its debut. Continue Reading

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Living Out @ CSU Fullerton – Review

Written by Daniella Litvak 

Some plays let you escape. For at least a couple of hours, you are no longer worried about the assignments you missed, the depressing news stories you heard, or the dread of slogging through another yet another week. The play might even give some degree of optimism you can take with you to remember when things get rough. Then there are the plays that shove your fears and worries back in your face. Living Out falls into the second category. Continue Reading

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The Merry Wives of Windsor at CSUF – Video

This video was created by Youtuber Daniel Zrotfl. In his own words it was created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, and to promote The Merry Wives of Windsor, performing at California State University Fullerton! This video will give you a taste of what you will see when you come and enjoy CSUF’s production!

March 12 -26 2016 

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Telekinetically Inclined : Carrie the Musical @ CSUF in Fullerton – Review

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(Top to Bottom) Brooke Aston as Margaret White and Madeline Ellingson as Carrie White Photo by Alvin Chiu.

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

In what is possibly the most logical decision a theatre department made this month, Cal State Fullerton has elected to put on Carrie the Musical.  With Halloween just around the corner it’s nice to have a spooky show to watch, and it’s even nicer to see a musical with some gore to shepherd in the holiday.  Stephen King’s 1974 novel Carrie has served as the inspiration for three films (and a horrible sequel),  and the picture of a girl drenched in blood is so iconic most people recall the image if not the actual story it originates from.  After a spectacular failure as a production on Broadway, many people thought Carrie the Musical was over for good until the Off-Broadway revival took a hatchet the original score and script.  Now Carrie the Musical is back with a vengeance, and Cal State Fullerton is bringing us their version of the telekinetic teen.  Of all the “scary” shows I have seen this is definitely one of the better ones. Continue Reading

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