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30TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS JANUARY 4 2019

By Jack Lyons, Theatre and Film Critic Member American Theater Critics Association It’s that time of year again...

HENRIK IBSEN’S GROUNDBREAKING ICONIC DRAMA “A DOLL’S HOUSE GETS A FACE LIFT OF SORTS

By Jack Lyons Theatre and Film Critic Member American Theatre Association It only took 140 years for the...

LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE WORLD PREMIERE OF “THE YEAR TO COME” AT THE MANDELL WEISS THEATRE

The cast of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere production of The Year to Come, by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Anne Kauffman, photo by Jim Carmody.

GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS A MASTER CLASS ON ACTING THANKS TO BRIAN DENNEHEY

There’s good things happening again at LA’s premiere Westside theatrical venue The Geffen Playhouse.  Change and/and or progress, however, can come at a cost;...

SMART COMEDY “THE UNDERSTUDY” POKES AFFECTONATE FUN AT THE WORLD OF THEATRE

Coyote StageWorks co-founding Artistic Director, actor, producer and stage director Chuck Yates, confided to me at the closing last Sunday of his highly successful...

“KING KONG” NOW A MUSICAL ON BROADWAY IS A “HUGE” SPECTACULAR PRODUCTION

Whoever said that size didn’t matter was speaking about something other than what appears on the stage of NYC’s Broadway Theatre in the form...

“DEZART PERFORMS” LAUNCHES “CHURCH & STATE” A “SERIOUS DARK COMEDY”

Is there such as thing as a “serious” comedy?  The phrase itself is an oxymoron of sorts. And yet there is a certain validity...

POTENT AND RELEVANT DRAMA “HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE”AT CV REP THEATRE RANCHO MIRAGE

These are troubling times in America for many reasons:  Political, economic, social unrest, along with the proliferation of new crises that seem to pop...

CLEVER NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY NOW ON STAGE A NORTH COAST REPERTORY THEATRE

The dynamic duo of master sleuth Sherlock Homes and his redoubtable assistant, Dr. John Watson, M.D. are at it again.   This time, however, they...
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