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SWEENEY TODD @ Long Beach Playhouse

Published on October 23rd, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

Stephen Sondheim is a genius. We all know it, so there’s no point in saying it again. But Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is such a showy, awe-inspiring of his considerable talents that [&hellip... Read More

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SHIPWRECKED! AN ENTERTAINMENT @ International City Theatre

Published on October 17th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

With Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe may have invented the genre of “realistic fiction,” wherein a fabricated author delivers his autobiography. His work may have inspired real-life Louis de Rougemont to relate the Crusoean tale he published serially in The [&hellip... Read More

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EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL @ the Garage Theatre

Published on September 23rd, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

A few years ago, the Garage Theatre put on Cannibal!: The Musical, a work loosely based on a disastrous 1874 prospecting expedition that resulted in Alferd Packer killing and eating the flesh of his fellow trekkers [&hellip... Read More

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Free Cece!

QFilm Festival Presents Dark and Relevant Tales

Published on September 2nd, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

By Liam Cordero, Editorial Intern With films such as Afuera and Free CeCe!, this year’s QFilm Festival at the Art Theatre in Long Beach is pertinent, thrilling and entertaining, exploring the variety of LGBTQ life on [&hellip... Read More

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Cambodia Town Film Festival

Cambodia Town Film Festival:

Published on September 2nd, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

‘You Can’t Kill the Song’ By Michelle Siebert, Editorial Intern The Cambodian Space Project: Not Easy Rock ‘n’ Roll is a love story that shines a light upon modern Cambodia, decades after a genocide that killed [&hellip... Read More

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DOUBT: A PARABLE @ International City Theatre

Published on August 23rd, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

“Doubt,” Father Flynn tells us in the sermon that opens John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable, “can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty.” Those words echo throughout the play, as we find ourselves [&hellip... Read More

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RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN @ Little Fish Theatre

Published on August 15th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

Isms are sticky wickets. However useful your favorite ism may be as a belief system and a way of seeing, individual and societal realities are far too messy ever to be fully accounted for by it. [&hellip... Read More

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Sarnica Lim (Pilita Santos), Muni Zano (Poncing Ernrile), Tita Pambid (Nene Santos)  with playwright Felix Racelis and director Lesley Asistio. Photo by Michael Helms Photography

Filipinos’ Straw Before the Wind

Published on August 10th, 2016 | by Reporters Desk

By Christian L. Guzman, Contributing Reporter Walk into a hospital and there’s a strong chance you’ll see a Filipino nurse. Data from the California Healthcare Foundation reports that Filipinos, despite representing three percent of the general [&hellip... Read More

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