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Maple & Vine @ The Chance Theater in Anaheim – Orange Curtain Podcast #3

Written & Recorded by: Patrick Chavis 

Question & answer segment with the cast of Maple & Vine @ the Chance Theater.  

Synopsis: Katha and her husband Ryu have become allergic to their 21st-century lives. After they meet a charismatic man from a community of 1950s re-enactors, they forsake cell phones and sushi for cigarettes and Tupperware parties. In this compulsively authentic Eisenhower America, Katha and Ryu are surprised by what their new neighbors—and they themselves—are willing to sacrifice for happiness.

Buy tickets here:
http://chancetheater.com/production/maple-vine/

Date & Location :
September 19, 2014 — October 19, 2014

Chance Theater
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

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Looking Over Santa Ana : The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy – Review

“Santa Ana Toy Theater,” A collaborative work by Adriana Sanchez Alexander, Chilo Te, Zuleica Zepeda

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

I recently attended  The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy in Santa Ana, a story centering on the community’s response to the death of a young boy playing in the streets of Santa Ana. With a large cast and crew running around, determined to bring the audience different stories and experiences, the show is muddled and lacks decisive strength. Continue Reading

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Phenomenal Magic, Good Shakespeare : The Tempest @ South Coast Repertory – Review

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(left to right) Manelich Minniefee& Zachary Eisenstat (Caliban) Tom Nelis (Prospero)

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest at South Coast Repertory promised me magic and wonder, which it delivered enthusiastically, albeit single-minded.  Meaning, I wish all of their actors were as skilled as their magicians.

The story focuses on the usurped Duke Prospero’s quest for vengeance after his brother Antonio fails to kill him.  Prospero escapes to an island with magical books and supplies, where he becomes a sorcerer residing with his daughter Miranda and his spirit slave Ariel, waiting for his moment of revenge. The play begins with Prospero using his magic to create a tempest, ship wreaking the king and many other royals, including Antonio, onto his island. From there, we watch the interactions between the spirits and the group of visitors. Continue Reading

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“Into The Woods” Celebration (Into My Heart) – Preview

(Left to Right) Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Kim Crosby, Chip Zien and Bernadette Peters in a scene from "Into the Woods" at the Martin Beck Theatre.

(Left to Right) Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, Kim Crosby, Chip Zien, and Bernadette Peters in a scene from “Into the Woods” at the Martin Beck Theatre.

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

A celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Into the Woods will be presented on November 9th at California’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts.   The evening will be part conversation, and part musical selection and (drumroll please) will feature original cast members Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Bernadette Peters, Robert Westenberg, Kim Crosby, Danielle Ferland, Ben Wright, and of course, the inestimable composer and lyricist Mr. Sondheim himself, as well as Bernadette Peters. So essentially, every character you immediately think of when you think of Into the Woods.   Continue Reading

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Comedy Show for Autism at the historic Fox Theater- Preview

Written by: Patrick Chavis 
 

Built in 1925, shut down in 1987 and now recently restored and open to the public, The Fox Theater is a true theatrical institution in Orange County. Whether you want to give to a good cause or just have a good laugh. Being able to sit in the Fox Theater and admire the atmosphere is something that was impossible to do just a few years ago. Seriously, step in and be transported in time, it’s so worth it.

 

 Buy tickets at this link:

http://www.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=677361

 

Location & Dates:

500 N. Harbor Blvd Fullerton, CA 92832

September, 12, 2014

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