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FALLUJAH — world premiere @ Long Beach Opera

Published on March 15th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

We all know the broad strokes. After 9/11, the George W. Bush administration misled Congress into authorizing the Iraq War, one of the most ruinous missteps in American history, costing the U.S. over $2 trillion and [&hellip... Read More


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DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY @ Little Fish Theatre

Published on March 12th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

Like so many 1950s suburbanites, Herbert, Ethel, and their daughter Cindy like Ike, and—on the surface, at least—they revel in the predictable, button-down ethos is the rule in Orchard Grove. But three escaped convicts upset their [&hellip... Read More


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RENT @ Cal State Long Beach

Published on March 4th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

by Greggory Moore I may have been the only theatre critic in America who’s almost totally unfamiliar with Rent. All I could have told you prior to now is that it was a big hit, has [&hellip... Read More


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G.B. Shaw’s PYGMALION @ Long Beach Playhouse

Published on March 1st, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

You know the basics. Renowned phoneticist Henry Higgins makes a project of Eliza Doolittle: to transform a common cockney flower girl into a proper lllla-dy by dint of his power to shape her speech and manners. You [&hellip... Read More


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CLOSER THAN EVER @ International City Theatre

Published on February 16th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

References to same-sex couples and DVRs aside, Closer Than Ever feels like it must have originated before Rodgers & Hammerstein. It’s a 24-song musical revue loosely tied together by the theme of the romantic relationship, with little theatricality and [&hellip... Read More


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Leonard Bernstein’s CANDIDE @ Long Beach Opera

Published on January 26th, 2016 | by Greggory Moore

Life is happy for Candide is Westphalia. He lives in the land’s most beautiful castle, and his beloved Cunégonde has consented to be his wife. No wonder he is so willing to accept Dr. Pangloss’s philosophy [&hellip... Read More


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Racing Extinction: A Wake-Up Call

Published on December 11th, 2015 | by Reporters Desk

Photo Courtesy of the Oceanic Preservation Society By Melina Paris, Contributing Writer Among the events that comprised the VisionLA ’15 Climate Action Arts Festival was the Dec. 2 screening of Racing Extinction, at Off the Vine [&hellip... Read More


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