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Waiting for Godot at Long Beach Playhouse leaves lots of room for interpretation

April 20, 2011

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer There was a time when, upon seeing Waiting for Godot, I would have been awed by the cryptic nature of the play. I guess I was once duly impressed with what I didn't understand. As if to s...

Late-life romance distilled in Southern Comforts at International City Theatre

March 25, 2011

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Sappy? A little. Predictable? To a great extent. Simplistic? That, too. Read More »...

Romance states quirky case in LB Playhouse’s heartwarming Almost, Maine

March 18, 2011

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer The dozen or so vignettes included in Almost, Maine possess a common thread. Read More »...

Musical Theatre West’s Cats brings top-quality dancing and vocals, fabulous costumes

February 18, 2011

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Cats is a show that's been around a long time now. And audiences have either loved it for its ingenious choreography that transforms humans into virtual feline impersonators, or they have wondered what all the ...

Delightful Moon Over Buffalo shines at Long Beach Playhouse

January 28, 2011

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Whenever I review farce, I'm compelled to “apologize" for my review with an admission that the genre is my least favorite. Read More »...

Cunning royals vie for throne in The Lion in Winter at Long Beach Playhouse

November 12, 2010

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Call me a product of contemporary American culture. I am guilty as charged, as I couldn't help imagining Star Trek's Kirk and Spock outsmarting opponent after wily opponent as I watched The Lion in Winter at the Long Bea...

ICT’s world premiere musical When Garbo Talks! gives voice to career of movie icon

October 22, 2010

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Richard Kaye promised his dying father, lyricist Buddy Kaye, that he would see that the elder Kaye's last work made it to the stage. Knowing of the son's earnest vow, how could one he...

Mamet’s Boston Marriage masterfully weds comedy with emotional power

October 1, 2010

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Boston Marriage is a surprisingly good play. Who would have thought playwright David Mamet could write about women, especially late 19th century New England women? Not I. Read More &ra...

ICT’s The Clean House just scours the surface

September 10, 2010

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Culture Writer Some might feel cheated that the opening joke in The Clean House is uttered in Portuguese. Read More »...

Lady explorers do Time Warp in On the Verge at Long Beach Playhouse

August 20, 2010

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By Vicki Paris Goodman Entertainment Writer On the Verge, playwright Eric Overmyer's extra-dimensional romp of a Victorian-era discovery tour, seemed largely to perplex its audience. And for good reason, I think. Read More »...

Goodbye, Limone. We’ll miss you!

August 6, 2010

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Trattoria Limone closed last weekend. I shed a tear for this one. Couldn't help it. I'll just come out and say it— I loved the place. Read More »...

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