• Deathtrap Still Thrills

    [gallery] 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 Reeve and Micheal Caine. If you haven't seen the Ira Levin comic thriller, you need to. The Long Beach Pl

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  • Hollywood Shorts

    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Hollywood Shorts is an evening of brief, energetic comic delights, put together by 19 actors and eight playwrights for eight short plays. These 29 people have won Emmy and Golden Globe awards and have been nominated for Oscars. The level of talent and imagination is on display two

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  • Pick of the Vine

    [gallery] By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Little Fish Theatre continues a long (and a little heroic) tradition with Pick of the Vine: Season 12, their annual selection of the best of the hundreds of plays that are submitted to them every year. This year more than 600 plays were considered and winnowed down to

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  • San Pedro Takes Starring Role in Sunken City Film

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer

    Making its rounds in the Harbor Area is the independent film “Sunken City.”

    Locally, they screened the film at the Chowder Barge, a location site for the film, and at the San Pedro Brewing Co. They are hoping that these small screenings wi

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  • LB Playhouse’s A Christmas Carol: Airy, Ghostly Version

    [gallery] By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer Cynics would say that Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is done to death every December. Cynics (including this reviewer) have seen A Christmas Carol so often that, when an actor goes up on his lines we feel the urge to shout out the words for him. We have them engrave

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  • Theater

    December 20 The Nutcracker The South Bay Ballet presents The Nutcracker at 7 p.m., Dec. 20. The narrative is of a grandma who tells a story of a young girl on Christmas Eve, dreaming a lush and vivid fantasy of her faithful Nutcracker prince. The play will also be showing at 2 p.m., Dec. 21 and 22. De

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  • In the Heights

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    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer

    In the Heights, the Tony-winning musical about a mostly-Dominican neighborhood in New York's Washington Heights, fits physically almost exactly into the Boyle Height's neighborhood where it is running at Casa 0101 Theatre. Read More

  • THEATER

    Dec. 6
    Reel Rockumentaries: Gimme Shelter
    Enjoy a concert film of Gimme Shelter¸ starting at 8 p.m. Dec. 6, at The Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
    Capturing theStones fateful Altamont concert, this documentary shows the Stones in their prime yet struck by the violence at the tragic free co

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  • The Magic Flute

     

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    By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer

    When the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is full, it's a dynamic place to be.

    When it is empty, it is very different. The hall is echoingly empty, as a recent tech rehearsal, the first ever open to the press (or so it was said) proved.

    When t

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  • Hamlet Performed with Grace, Neatness

    [gallery] By John Farrell, Curtain Call Writer

    It takes guts to present Shakespeare's Hamlet, a play that is both a daunting challenge and one of the finest works in the English language. It takes even more courage to present it as your first local performance. TE S

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