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Coffin in Egypt Review

Published on May 2nd, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell For more than 400 hundred years, the biggest driving force in opera has been mental illness. No, not mental illness of the megalomaniac kind that drives producers to spend millions, which they can’t [&hellip... Read More


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The Gin Game: A Complex Tale Told Simply

Published on May 2nd, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

  By John Farrell The Gin Game started in an equity-waiver theater in Hollywood in 1976. Since then, it has gone on to conquer Broadway, the United States and the world. The play, with just two [&hellip... Read More


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RLn THEATER: April 28, 2014

Published on April 28th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

May 3 The Haumāna The Haumāna is showing, at 7 p.m. May 3, at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro The Haumāna is an award-winning independent film by Keo Woolford. When the charismatic host of [&hellip... Read More


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Next to Normal Reprise

Published on April 24th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Rock operas frequently have heart, but it is unusual for one to have heart and speak literal truth as well — the genre is usually too high-strung for that. Cal [&hellip... Read More


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Cats

Published on April 22nd, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Cats is a Broadway staple. More than 30 years after it opened in London, in 1981, and on the Great White Way, in 1982, millions have seen it and heard it [&hellip... Read More


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Rebecca Ann Johnson and Damon Kirsche star in Musical Theatre West's West Coast Premiere production of "S'WONDERFUL," created and directed by Ray Roderick and now playing at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach. PHOTO CREDIT: Caught in the Moment Photography

S’Wonderful Review

Published on April 9th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell There have never been enough George Gershwin musicals. In the past decades new ones have been nailed together from his great music with plots that sometimes are better forgotten. S’Wonderful, at the Carpenter [&hellip... Read More


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Cinematic Style Thrives at Art Theatre

Published on April 8th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer For me, the 90s was a golden age. I discovered foreign films at the Art Theatre of Long Beach. The theater contained an odd charm. The seats were torn [&hellip... Read More


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B. Franklin

Published on April 8th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

    By John Farrell If he hadn’t been 84 and afflicted by gout and kidney stones, Benjamin Franklin might well have been the first president of the United States. Oh yes, and if the people [&hellip... Read More


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Much Ado

Published on March 19th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell It’s a triumph, a superb, over-the-top, triumph. Much Ado About Nothing, at the Long Beach Playhouse’s Mainstage Theater, deserves every critical accolade it gets, and more. It is lively from start to finish, [&hellip... Read More


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Melville Boys

Published on March 12th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell The Melville Boys is Canadian playwright Norm Foster’s second work. Since then he has written a few more plays, more than 50 others in all, and has had more than 150 plays produced every [&hellip... Read More


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