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Theatre review: The Philanderer at Long Beach Playhouse

May 30, 2014

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Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer In a departure from his usual dramatic playwriting, George Bernard Shaw tried his hand at farce with The Philanderer, which has a conspicuously Oscar Wilde-esque flavor. The Long Beach Playhouse sought the experience ...

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks at Laguna Playhouse

May 9, 2014

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Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Does 75-year-old Lily really need the dance lessons for which she hires instructor Michael? You could head over to the Laguna Playhouse and catch a performance of Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks to find out. In a...

The Vibrator Play at Long Beach Playhouse

May 9, 2014

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Heidi Nye Culture Writer A dead baby, a mourning mother, two dead marriages, hints of adultery and shifts in sexual orientation sound like the stuff of heavy drama. Yet In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, at the Long Beach Playhouse is as much...

S’Wonderful at Musical Theatre West

April 18, 2014

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Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer I've been crazy about the songs of George and Ira Gershwin ever since I got my hands on a CD that featured the likes of Elvis Costello, Carly Simon, Elton John, and even Meatloaf singing many of the sibling duo...

Theatre Review: Cal Rep’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

February 28, 2014

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Gregory Spooner Culture Writer One thing's for certain— California Repertory Theatre's latest production is not for kids. The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? deals with infidelity and adultery with (I kid you not)! a goat. The production was originally ...

Avenue Q at Long Beach Playhouse

October 25, 2013

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Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Hats off to the creators of Avenue Q for a delightfully unique audience experience. Not only do the musical's puppet characters express a full range of emotion, but so do their human puppeteers. The overall effect of this high-profile Long Beach Playhouse producti...

The Foreigner at Long Beach Playhouse

October 4, 2013

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Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer In the case of the Long Beach Playhouse's production of The Foreigner, I could talk about how the play's flawed characters bring out the best in one another. Or the way their humanity and goodness inspire us to be better p...

Equus: Latin for horse, success for LB Playhouse

September 13, 2013

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Daniel Adams Culture Writer With its current production of Equus, Long Beach Playhouse (LBPH) is providing a whole new level of entertainment that thrills (and even chills) the audience. As a psychological thriller, Equus con...

Pre-opera talk, remarkable music highlights of LBO’s King Gesar

September 13, 2013

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Gregory Spooner Culture Writer Saturday, Sept. 7 marked the first performance of Long Beach Opera's 2013 “Outer Limits Series." This year Long Beach Opera (henceforth LBO) chose the late Peter Lieberson's King Gesar as their way of pre...

Wardrobe malfunction the butt of humor in Steve Martin’s provocative The Underpants

August 19, 2011

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Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Steve Martin's contribution to The Underpants was actually a 2002 adaptation of Carl Sternheim's 1910 German expressionist play. Read More »...

The Wild West comes to LB Playhouse in the form of The Taming of the Shrew

April 29, 2011

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By Stephanie Raygoza Editorial Intern Giving an Italian-themed, Shakespearean classic a Western twist could easily rustle up the spurs of any literary enthusiast. However, Gregory Cohen's adaptation of The Taming of the Shrew at the Long Beach Playhouse delivers brazen performances par...

MTW’s Footlighters Guild awards five $1,000 scholarships to high-school students

April 22, 2011

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Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Footlighters Guild recently announced the winners of its annual Footlighters Scholarship competition. Read More »...

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