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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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THEATER

Published on February 26th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

Feb. 28 Top Dog/Underdog Cal State Dominguez Hills Theatre and Danced Department has produced a Topdog/Underdog, a character study of two black men, at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28, March 1, 7 and 8, and [&hellip... Read More


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Let’s Misbehave

Published on January 28th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Some people just can’t stop writing. Fifty years after his death Cole Porter, or someone writing for Porter, is still producing musicals in his name, with his delightful and witty [&hellip... Read More


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Deathtrap Still Thrills

Published on January 24th, 2014 | by Zamná Ávila

By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Deathtrap has been done many times since it became the rage of Broadway. It was longest-running play in the early 80s. It also was a smash as a film, starring Christopher [&hellip... Read More


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