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Violet is golden

In 1997 Violet with musical score by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley opened off Broadway and won the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Obie […]

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In 1997 Violet with musical score by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley opened off Broadway and won the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical, and the Obie […]

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Wood Boy encounters a Dog Fish for great entertainment in Burbank

On opening night the entire theatre inside and out was awash with a rich and alluring carnival sense. It very much set the tone for what was to come

SEX on the main stage will entertain you

Margy LaMont [Andrea Hutchman] is the best known most successful madam of the sex trade in Montreal, Canada. One of her best customers, a British Naval Officer, is in

Roller Derby comes to the Theatre of Note

For The Love of ... ( or, the Roller Derby Play) presents a large and all female cast with a wide range of life drama intertwined within and out

School of Rock shakes the Pantages

Two lifelong buddies, both former band members now have different lives, but are they really all that different? One became a school teacher and got married. The other has

Sierra Madre Playhouse looks at American anti-Semitism

It begins in the year 1909 in a place off the beaten track in the small town of Hamilton, Texas, population about 1,200. Then and there a stranger arrives,

Antaeus Theatre brings race to the stage with “Native Son”

I was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1945, just a few years after the time frame of the play Native Son but over the years I had many opportunities

Echo Theatre debuts “An Undivided Heart”

Ponder this: You are a well-educated person engaged in a profession you deeply love.  You have held the organization you work for in extremely high regard. Then one day

Unemployed Elephants take over Burbank

Okay so maybe that isn’t totally accurate because elephants unemployed or otherwise have not swarmed Burbank, but the love story written by acclaimed playwright Wendy Graf and entitled Unemployed

Take a wild ride with the “Year of the Rooster”

The Year of the Rooster is without doubt the weirdest or certainly among the weirdest play I have ever seen and I have seen thousands. Now I am saying

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