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Trapped within in the ironic predicament of wanting to know everything (more or less) while believing it may not be possible really to know anything at all, Greggory Moore is nonetheless dedicated to a life of study, be it of books, people, nature, or that slippery phenomenon we call the self. And from time to time he feels impelled to write a litt

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Eternity Resounds in The Invention of Morel

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call theatre reviewer When an opera’s first sound is a

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Curtain Call: Cambodian Rock Band Adds a New Verse to the Old Khmer Song

By Gregory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Music is the soul of Cambodia,” says Duch after briefly reviewing the country’s vibrant early ‘70s rock scene. “[…] But that’s not what you think of when yo

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Curtain Call: Musical Theatre West Makes “Guys and Dolls” Sing

Review by Greggory Moore The sum total of my childhood exposure to traditional Broadway musicals was the film Grease and my mom’s incessant playing of the original cast recording of A Chorus Line. So, wh

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“Shakespeare in Love” is Not Quite the Film, But It Works

That Shakespeare in Love takes place in the world of Elizabethan theater would seem to make a theatrical adaptation that much more apt. But when a film wins seven Oscars — including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Screenplay — how good d

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Garcia Points to Construction as Emblematic of LB Progress

By Greggory Moore, Contributor Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s fourth State of the City speech delivered Jan. 9 to a packed house at the Terrace Theatre, stuck to his tried-and-true formula: a couple of mus

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Perfect Pacing Makes Little Fish Theatre’s Annual “Pick of the Vine” Their Best Yet

Every January, Little Fish Theatre rings in a new season by offering “Pick of the Vine,” a program of short plays. This is my third

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Elysium Boldly Goes Where Few Theater Companies Ever Go

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Anton Chekhov (d. 1904) occupies an odd historical space. During his lifetime he was on theater’s cutting edge with his idea of subtext, a convention that reflects the aspect of human interac

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“Cabaret” Comes Up Musically Short

By Greggory Moore, Contributing Writer I’m not easily won over by musicals, which certainly didn’t dispose me to love Long Beach Playhouse’s production of Cabaret. On the other hand,

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Bureaucracy Beats All in “The Consul”

As far as opera’s go, The Consul qualifies as modern. First performed in 1950, Gian Carlo Menotti’s bleaker-than-bleak tale of one wom

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