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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Los Angeles Theater Review: ORPHEUS (Four Larks Theatre in Downtown L.A.’s Fashion District) by Mia Bonadonna

HELL COMES TO THE GARMENT DISTRICT Melbourne-based Four Larks is performing their ghostly junkyard opera, Orpheus, in a secret space on the outskirts of the Fashion District. Workshopped at …

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Los Angeles Theater Review: HARMONY (Ahmanson) by Mia Bonadonna

IT’S SAFE TO PUT YOURSELF IN HARMONY‘S WAY Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman’s high-energy, surprisingly melancholy new musical, Harmony, depicts the real-life story of the all-m…

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Los Angeles Theater Review: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? (California Repertory Company in Long Beach) by Mia Bonadonna

GOAT ON A BOAT Edward Albee’s diligently disturbing tragicomedy, The Goat or Who is Sylvia?, is running at California Repertory Company in the belly of the Queen Mary’s Royal Theatre. On…

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Los Angeles Theater Review: COLDWATER (Son of Semele in Silverlake) by Mia Bonadonna

A HEART-POUNDING, COSMOS-QUESTIONING PIECE OF THEATER Today may be your last chance to see Blue Cube’s hauntingly philosophical drama, Coldwater, but now that it has been tried out as part…

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Los Angeles Theater Review: GENE KELLY: THE LEGACY (Pasadena Playhouse) by Mia Bonadonna

THE LEGACY WILL HAVE YOU GEEKING OUT FOR GENE KELLY Gene Kelly’s widow, Patricia Ward Kelly, is touring with her retrospective multi-media presentation of Gene Kelly’s life and work, Gen…

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Los Angeles Theater Review: A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS (Son of Semele in Silverlake) by Mia Bonadonna

SKETCHY THEATER Velvet Pile’s comedic look at identity and commercial branding, A Word from Our Sponsors, is running as part of the Son of Semele Company Creation Festival. Comprised of co…

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Los Angeles Theater Review: S.M.S.I.W.O.O.F. (Poor Dog Group at Son of Semele) by Mia Bonadonna

WHAT A DOG Poor Dog Group’s S.M.S.I.W.O.O.F. (SaveMySoul In a WorldOfOddFoices) or 8 bottles of vodka is a dance-centric, multimedia performance based on text messages sent between the mem…

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Los Angeles Theater Review: THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART (Broad Stage in Santa Monica) by Mia Bonadonna

GO DRUNK OR DON’T GO AT ALL The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, David Greig’s ghostly, song-filled tale of a mousy academic in search of artful Scottish balladry, is running at the Br…

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Los Angeles Theater Review: S. O. E. (Atwater Village) by Mia Bonadonna

APPARENTLY CAT FIGHTING IN TRASH ISN’T AS FUN AS WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE Jami Brandli’s ambiguous whodunit, S.O.E., strands three disillusioned and combative rivals together during a stat…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Los Angeles Theater Review: SONGS OF BILITIS (Rogue Artists Ensemble at the Bootleg) by Mia Bonadonna

FAKE BOOK COMES TO TRUE LIFE Published in Paris in 1894, The Songs of Bilitis is a book of poems and epitaphs describing the life and loves of an ancient lesbian heroine named Bilitis. With …

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Los Angeles Theater Review: SEXSTING (Skylight) by Mia Bonadonna

CYBER SEEDINESS, FBI BUREAUCRACY, AND TABOO MONSTROSITY COME TO VIVID LIFE IN SEXSTING Written in collaboration with Internet crime attorney Susan Raffanti, Doris Baizley’s boundary-blurri…

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Los Angeles Theater: THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS (Theatre Asylum) by Mia Bonadonna

THE THEATER TAKES ON CORPORATE AMERICA’S EVILS After a flurry of controversy in 2012, Mike Daisey’s provocative activism-cum-monologue work, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs…

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Los Angeles Theater Review: CATCHING THE BUTCHER (Long Beach Playhouse) by Mia Bonadonna

PROMISING SCRIPT BUTCHERED BY PRODUCTION VALUES Adam Seidel’s sanguinary dark comedy, Catching the Butcher, is an unlikely and eccentric love story in which a secret and utterly sick relat…

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Los Angeles Theater Review: ABSOLUTELY FILTHY (Sacred Fools Theatre) by Mia Bonadonna

A RAUCHNY REUNION FOR THE PEANUTS GANG Set at Charlie Brown’s funeral in modern-day Los Angeles, Brendan Hunt’s raunchy Peanuts parody, Absolutely Filthy, is an admirably smutty comedy w…

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