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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Everything’s Goin’ Their Way: 3-D Theatrical’s New Take On Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Classic “Oklahoma!” Has Plenty Of Heart And Plenty by Leo Buck

Dawson’s direction attempts to add gravitas and deeper relevance to this musical-romance—and in this regard he has very much succeeded. What’s more, it should be noted that the Directo…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Onward To Glory They Go: La Mirada Theatre’s ‘Quixotic’ “Man Of La Mancha” Reaches The Unreachable Star! by Leo Buck

Director Casale has astutely packed his cast with some genuinely astonishing talents—vocally and dramatically. In addition, his direction bestows on us a more earthy and realistic producti…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Listen To The Music: Everything’s Fine In Love, War & More As L.A.’s “Chromolume Theatre’ Says “Hello Again”! by Leo Buck

This is an exceptional sort of musical, and dramatically, there’s quite a lot of very clever elements; Van Slyke’s fast-moving and fluidly-paced direction is infused with discerning litt…

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Gold-Medal Kid With The Heavyweight Crown: “West Side Story” Is A Rumble Well Worth A Tumble In La Mirada CA! by Leo Buck

Superbly staged, though-provoking and heartbreaking all at once, Richard Israel’s direction is fluid—giving rise to excellent continuity from one scene into the next. The world he paints…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

They Know The Territory: One More Productions ‘Picks-A-Little’, ‘Talks-A-Little’, Entertains-A-Lot With “The Music Man” by Leo Buck

The cast and crew of “One More Productions” latest have every reason to be proud—not just because they get to experience being part of such a venerated classic as is “The Music Man…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Merry ‘Go-Around’: Charm Is “Busting Out All Over” in Long Beach, CA. With Musical Theatre West’s “Carousel”! by Leo Buck

MTW’s new staging is a Top-Notch re-mounting of a true-blue, honest-to-goodness classic of both Americana and Musical Theater. Small wonder that opening night’s performance was to a comp…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

They’d Be So Glad To See You: No Three Ways About It–Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s “Company” Is Well Worth Paying A Call On! by Leo Buck

Ms. Towers-Rowles and her cast shrewdly stay true to both the show’s roots and elemental intentions giving us, in essence, a stylish snapshot of 1970’s hang-ups, head-trips and highs vis…

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Video Thrilled The Musical Star: Anaheim’s “Chance Theater” Racks Up Maximum Production Points With The West Coast Debut Of “Claudio Quest” by Leo Buck

Along with a nice, (and periodically, even ‘bouncy’) contemporary score, Fornarola and Pailet’s book is commensurately sly and always witty; billed as “An 8-‘Bit’ Musical that as…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Rainbow High, School Musical: The Chromolume Theatre Asks, Tells, And Entertains With “Zanna, Don’t!” by Leo Buck

Never mind the ‘straight’ way; the team at “The Chromolume Theatre" have found the ‘right’ way to theatrical heaven with “Zanna, Don’t!”

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Supreme Comic Relief: The Coeurage Theatre Company Goes—On With The Show With The Return Of “Urinetown: The Musical” by Leo Buck

, Director Hayter and company set a fast-pace and fun stride something akin to a theatrical rollercoaster ride that’s bound to leave you breathless and howling for more.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A ‘Perfumed & Pearly’ Production: Anaheim’s “Chance Theater” Offers Their Finest Holiday Dreams With “Little Women–The Broadway Musi by Leo Buck

This 2005 musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic reinforces every one of its endearing lessons of warmth and earnest feelings one should expect from the holiday season.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sleigh Bells Ring-Are You Listening?: One More Productions’ 2016 Edition Of “The Holiday Gem” Is Like A Shining Star Upon The Season’s Highest by Leo Buck

Get your smile on at this brand new edition of a much-loved holiday happening...One More Productions' annual festive musical revue really lives up to its name!

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hello Gorgeous! The Conundrum Theatre Company Lights Up Like A Light With Their Maiden Production–“Funny Girl” by Leo Buck

Full of glitz, glamour, comedy, dance and romance--not to mention a plethora of brilliant songs worthy of a Ziegfeld Star, “Enjoyable” comes quickly to mind regarding “The Conundrum Th…

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Attend The Tale: One More Production’s “Sweeney Todd” Dishes Up A Gothic ‘Ghoul-ash’ Of Fiendish Fun, Fright & Fatalities In Garden Gro by Leo Buck

More comprehensive than even Broadway audiences initially saw it, it’s the little (but significant) touches that make this so thrilling and distinguished!

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Shining Wonderful & New: 3-D Theatrical’s “Joseph” Is An Amazing Technicolor Dream Of A Production by Leo Buck

This production has completely transfiguring numerous key moments in the show, breathing into it an effervescent new life and in many cases, a better, and more coherent perspective--how you…

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

More Than Just A ‘Hunch’: La Mirada Resoundingly Rings In A Regal Retelling Of “The Hunchback Of Notre Dame”! by Leo Buck

It’s exceptionally rare and thrilling when you go to a show and it’s not what you expect—it’s something light-years better! A far more nuanced and dramatic retelling of Hugo’s epic…

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Monday, September 12, 2016

This River Flows: LA’s Chromolume Theatre Shows You The Way They Can Shine With “Songs For A New World”! by Leo Buck

A subtle but substantial entertainment loaded with sharp, saavy sentiments and enlivened by a tremendously talented troupe.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

‘This Is New’ (Again!): Vintage Telecast Of “Lady In The Dark” Comes To Light On DVD by Leo Buck

This completely re-mastered production ‘will get you so you’re spell-bound’--so DO ‘make up your mind’ to check it out as soon as possible!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

She’s Still Glowin’ She’s Still Crowin’ She’s Still Goin’ Strong: 3-D Theatricals Waves So Long Fullerton With The Enchanting “Hello Dol by Leo Buck

To borrow from one of the score’s better known lyrics, “It Only Takes A Moment” to know this production is yet another bona fide winner for everyone involved; one of the most enjoyable…

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Friday, July 15, 2016

What They Did YOU’LL Love: “The Chance Theater’s” Re-staging Of “A Chorus Line” Is ‘Dance And Sing’-ularly Sensational by Leo Buck

A sterling production that’s categorically not the same old ‘song and dance’, Director Nguyen for the most part keeps the action smooth and on-going, often riding on the pulsating melo…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

You’ll Love THIS Conrad: The Gem Theatre’s “Bye-Bye Birdie” Will Have You Saying ‘Hello’ To Your Happy Face! by Leo Buck

Considered by many to be the very first “Rock And Roll” musical ever written, now “One More Productions” has re-imagined and re-invigorated this ground-breaking Broadway hit and in t…

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A Winner ‘Hans” Down: La Mirada’s “The Little Mermaid” Is A Swimmingly Successful Musical Fanta-Sea! by Leo Buck

Here is a fun, frolicsome and anything-but-fishy fable, with a score overflowing with unforgettable songs--you’ll definitely want to be part of this world!

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Innocent Can Never Last: La Mirada’s ‘Extraordinary’ Immersive “American Idiot” Offers Far More Than Just ‘The Sound Of Hysteria’! by Leo Buck

A refreshing coherency is what Director Brian Kite brings to the entire proceedings that may have been lacking in previous productions of this, Green Day’s admitted “Magnum Opus”. By t…

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

He Still Deserves His Name In Lights: The Celebration Theatre’s “The Boy From OZ” Is An ‘OZ-ome’ (And Then Some!) West Coast Premiere In Los by Leo Buck

More than just your standard ‘Jukebox” musical, "The Boy From OZ" is an incredible piece of stage virtuosity and “The Celebration Theatre’s” new West Coast Premier production more …

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Laughin’ Loudly, Havin’ Fun: For A Hip Musical Change Of Pace, The West Coast Premiere Of “Next Thing You Know” At L.A.’s “Chromolume Thea by Leo Buck

"The Chromolume Theatre's" “Next Thing You Know” hails a new, “cutting edge’ development in the evolution of significant “relationship” musicals and shouldn’t be missed!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sing Their Praises Long And Loud: One More Productions’ “Always…Patsy Cline” Makes For A Good, Old Fashioned, Friendly Shindig In Garden Grove by Leo Buck

Based on actual events, and featuring all of the renowned music of the country music legend herself, Miss Patsy Cline, sure as shootin’ the "Gem Theatre's" down-right delightful production…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The ‘Dream’ That’ll Give You More And More: The La Mirada Theatre’s “DREAMGIRLS” Rises And Shines Up To A “Supremely” Entertaining Tim by Leo Buck

Director Robert Longbottom insightfully takes full advantage of the script’s fluid, progressive aspects in addition to all the impressive technology at his disposal...This is definitely th…

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

A Hemo-global Scandal : Hollywood’s World Premiere Thriller “Blood” Explores The Anatomy Of A Modern Outrage by Leo Buck

Exotic, riveting, well-staged and unbelievable (but painfully true) Robert Allan Ackerman's “Blood” is ‘proof positive’ that amazing theatrical experiences can be found in smaller ve…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Come To This Party: Anaheim California’s “Chance Theater” Plays Host To ‘Some Kinda Time’ With “Dogfight” by Leo Buck

Director McCray and company have concocted a rich, fast-moving and deeply engrossing production that is fully in keeping with “The Chance’s” elegant custom of offering far more than a …

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bittersweet & Strange : Just As Sure As The Sun Will Rise 3-D Theatricals’ “Beauty And The Beast” In So Cal Has ‘Got No Parallel’ by Leo Buck

A truly eye-popping spectacle if ever there was one, few musicals in recent memory compare to this sumptuous love story...now, staying true to this substantial legacy, 3-D Theatricals' lates…

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Towering Success Story: Broadway-bound “Empire” Strikes Musical Gold In La Mirada, CA. ! by Leo Buck

A celebration of the American spirit, La Mirada's World Premiere musical, “Empire” features plenty of big, buoyant dance numbers, lively melodies, and captivating—even visionary specia…

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