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Trapped within the ironic predicament of wanting to know everything (more or less) while believing it may not be possible really to know anything at all. Greggory Moore is nonetheless dedicated to a life of study, be it of books, people, nature, or that slippery phenomenon we call the self. And from time to time he feels impelled to write a little

“The Andrews Brothers” More Than the Sum of Its Middling WWII-era Songs

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist

The Andrews brothers are 4F, meaning they can't directly join the fight against the Axis powers. But they've signed up with the U.S.O. to help entertain the troops at Fort Kittylock. They're only stagehands, but they've got a hankering to

“Ragtime”: Musical Theatre West Makes a Good Musical Great

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Even without having read E.L. Doctorow's 1975 novel Ragtime, it's clear a lot falls through the cracks i

18th Annual “Pick of the Vine”: Lite Finish, Average Vintage

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call columnist

It's a San Pedro tradition. Each January, Little Fish Theatre opens a new season with their “Pick of the Vine,” an evening of short plays, each by a

LB Mayor Paints by the Numbers

By Greggory Moore, Contributing Writer Let’s be frank: Mayor Robert Garcia’s annual State of the City events are formulaic affairs. Each year there are musical numbers and statistics aplenty and each year we’re assured that things in Long

New “King Arthur”: Half Baroque, Half Contemporary Political Commentary, Mixed Results

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Don't know much about Henry Purcell's King Arthur? That's just as well for seeing Long Beach Opera's new

Brisk “A Christmas Carol” Good to Give Your Dickens Fix

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call

Before A Christmas Story

“Holiday Inn” a Perfect Performance of Typical Irving Berlin

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist

Most movie musicals are adaptations of shows originating on the stage. Not so with Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

Youthful Cal Rep Movement Piece Doesn’t Deliver as Advertised

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call columnist Walk into a show with a title like MOVE: The History of a Hand, and the only thing you expect more than movement is something at least loosely historical about everyone's favorite extremity. A discourse on the opposable thumb? An overview

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley a Fine Sequel to Pride and Prejudice

“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” a Fine Sequel to “Pride and Prejudice”

By Greggory Moore, Curtain Call Columnist Exactly one year ago, Long Beach Playhouse was staging a superfine adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

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