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On Stage – September 2017

THE RED SHOES – Los Angeles:   Once upon a time, there was a fairy tale about a young ballerina who bought a beautiful pair of red ballet shoes.  At first, they brought her great success on stage, but...
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On Stage – August 2017

HAMLET – San Diego:  Shakespeare is deemed to be the greatest English language playwright, Hamlet is undoubtedly his greatest play, and San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre is one of the top Shakespearean...
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On Stage – July 2017

Summertime is a wonderful opportunity to take your theatre viewing outdoors, so several of my choices this month are presented under the stars. MAMA MIA: Hollywood - Not being a fan of mouse ears, for me,...
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On Stage – June 2017

BOOK OF MORMON -- Hollywood, San Jose, and San Diego:  The boys are back in town – those fresh faced, angelically singing, and tap dancing boys who are the missionaries of Book of Mormon.   Written by...
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On Stage – May 2017

PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT:  San Francisco – One of the gayest films ever made has had a checkered existence as a musical.  First produced in Australia, as was the movie, the musical worked its way...
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On Stage – April 2017

HAMILTON:  Yes, the legendary, much-touted, unapproachable Broadway megahit is hitting the road.  Although seats on Broadway are still fetching up to $2,500 each, even when purchased online from the...
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On Stage – March 2017

CHARLES BUSCH:  THE LADY AT THE MIC – Costa Mesa:  It’s hard to know which job title to assign to Charles Busch first; playwright, actor, director, comedian, raconteur or drag queen?  Now you can...
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On Stage – February 2017

DIE, MOMMIE, DIE – West Hollywood:  A revival of this camp classic is long overdue, and the production team at WeHo’s Celebration Theatre is sure to do it justice.  Playwright and bewigged leading...
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On Stage – January 2017

BEACH BLANKET BABYLON – San Francisco:  This musical revue has clocked 42 years now since its opening in 1974, and it is every bit as enjoyable and relevant today as ever.  The “plot” finds Snow...