LITTLE WOMEN IS A BIG TRIUMPH FOR CHANCE The four March sisters come alive on the stage of Bette Aitken theater arts Center in Anaheim. The Chance Theater’s returning production of Little Women, The Broadway Musical — book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, music by Jason Howland — is a triumph, as well […]

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WHERE THE RHYTHM SWOOPS AND SWIRLS, THIS IS THE JAZZ CORNER OF THE WORLD Last Friday, I caught The Birdland Big Band at Birdland Jazz Club on 44th near Times Square. This sophisticated, intimate club was packed to the rafters for this 16-piece jazz orchestra which jazzed up our holidays with both hot and sweet tunes, […]

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WHO IS HAUNTING WHOM? Ghosts, paranormal investigators, and a loving couple that just moved to their new home — it sounds like a reality TV series for binge watching. The Brothers Paranormal at East West Players turns out to be anything but. Instead, audiences are treated to a wonderful, heartfelt, humorous and gut wrenching drama […]

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A HOLIDAY GREETING CARD COME TO LIFE The story that encapsulates the spirit of Christmas perfectly has had countless adaptations, from The Muppets to Disney. This beloved novella, originally published in 1843, has stood the test of time and continues to be celebrated today. The film Spirited starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell adds to […]

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REELING IN A SWEETLY SUNG FAIRY TALE Some theater should cause you to think deeply, stir your motivations, and cause you to be a better person for the ride you were on. And some theater is just to make you smile. Big Fish is a smiler … and there’s nothing wrong with that. Will Bloom […]

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MOST FAMOUS THEATERS IN THE WORLD Theaters are spectacular venues. They are places where we forget about our worries and let our imagination run free. The best theaters have a special something that makes them stand out from all other performance spaces. From London’s West End to Broadway in New York, the world is full […]

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HEART AND SOUL, INDEED Forget Broadway, this is where the hits keep coming. One of the most vivacious revues to come along since Ain’t Misbehavin’, Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road is a smash. With the thin device of a group of friends who congregate at a roadhouse during WWII, you wonder — looking at the dozens […]

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MAY THE TORSO BE WITH YOU Forget about Broadway or the latest Marvel Comic movie. The fun, hip and cool burlesque Star Wars parody — which isn’t just for fans of the franchise — is the show to see this winter live onstage in Hollywood. No stranger to L.A., Burlesque started in the nineteenth century […]

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ONE OF THE ALL-TIME FEEL-GOOD MUSICALS COMES TO RUBICON Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a sizzling celebration of Fats Waller’s music — songs that he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages around the world.  This delightful revue conceived by Murray Horwitz & Richard Maltby […]

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DOES TIME HEAL ALL WOUNDS? It is not news to write that violence permeates all corners of modern society. Psychological, emotional, sexual and physical violence are rampant. And while violence anywhere is horrific, it can be even more so within a domestic living situation. To be the victim of such abuse or witness a loved […]

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