Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Towering Success Story: Broadway-bound “Empire” Strikes Musical Gold In La Mirada, CA. ! by Leo Buck

A celebration of the American spirit, La Mirada's World Premiere musical, “Empire” features plenty of big, buoyant dance numbers, lively melodies, and captivating—even visionary specia…

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Monday, December 7, 2015

A Dozen Others Wouldn’t Be Half As Much Fun: For A Holiday Musical Second To None The Chance Theater’s “Anne Of Green Gables” Is The One! by Leo Buck

"Rest assured there’s plenty to make you smile here, and smile you certainly will--often suddenly or unexpectedly. Indeed, given the gravity of recent headlines, The Chance Theater’s hol…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Music Ignites The Night: “Rent” Celebrates Friendship, Love, Dignity And ‘La Vie Boheme’ In La Mirada Ca. by Leo Buck

“It’s time now to sing out, though the story never ends”! Remembering “a year in the life of friends”, “The La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts” in association with McCoy…

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Full Disclosure: 3-D Theatrical’s Hauntingly Humorous Regional Premiere of “The Addams Family” Is A Real Scream! by Leo Buck

“When you face your nightmares, then you’ll know what’s real; Move toward the darkness…and feel!” —The Addams Family O.K. Fun-seekers! Let’s not talk about anything els…

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Entertainment That Grows On You: One More Productions’ “Little Shop Of Horrors” Is An Out-Of-This-World Musical Comedy Banquet! by Leo Buck

Hold your hat and hang on to your soul! Just in time to kick off the Halloween season, “One More Productions”, the resident company at the landmark “Gem Theatre” in Garden Grove Cali…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

New Kid On The Blockbuster: Grove Theater Center’s “Welcome To My World” Is One-Girl Wonderful In Burbank, CA. by Leo Buck

As kids, when most of us thought “Let’s put on a show” (–and honestly, who didn’t?) usually that’s all it was, with nothing much coming of it; then again, most of us weren’…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

“All That’s Good And True”: One More Productions Beckons Audiences Come, Discover Their August & Otherworldly “Secret Garden” by Leo Buck

Who among us doesn’t recollect the old nursery rhyme that queries “Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” This very question may easily apply to “The Secret Garde…

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A Real ‘Swingin’ Musical: Sure As Sun Turns To Moon, 3-D Theatrical’s “Tarzan” Is A Regional Premiere Worth Waiting For! by Leo Buck

“Hasn’t this been a most surprising afternoon!” ‘Jane’ breezes incredulously in Disney’s “Tarzan, The Musical”; yes, it is a bit eyebrow-raising to think they’ve made a mus…

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Monday, July 20, 2015

‘Run And Tell That’: It’s Irrefutable–“The Chance Theater’s” “Hairspray” Is Big, Bright And Beautiful! by Leo Buck

“What gives a gal power and punch? Is it charm? Is it poise? No it’s ‘Hairspray’!” Now the award-winning “Chance Theater” at the “Bette Aiken Theater Arts Center” in Anahei…

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

‘Lose Your Blues’: The Laguna Playhouse “Cuts Loose” With The Musical, “Footloose” by Leo Buck

“Please Louise! Jack Get Back! Whoa, Milo!” Let’s hear it for the historic “Laguna Playhouse” in Laguna Beach California, where they’ve kicked off their 2015-2016 season with the…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Love Is Insane: The Gem’s “Next To Normal” Has The Prescription For Mind-Blowing Theater In Garden Grove, CA. by Leo Buck

“It’s medicine—not magic” her doctor informs “Diana”, the complex woman at the center of “Next To Normal”–the winner of three 2009 “Tony Awards” including “Best M…

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Glad Company: A Most Delightful “Mary Poppins” Soars Up To The Highest Heights In La Mirada, CA. by Leo Buck

“If you reach for the stars all you get is the stars, but we’ve found a whole new spin: if you reach for ‘The Heavens’, you get the stars thrown in!”—Mary Poppins  It’s a ‘J…

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

“Tomorrow’s” At Hand: Bet’cher Bottom Dollar That The Segerstrom Center’s “Annie” Clears Away The Cobwebs And The Sorrow In Costa Mesa, by Leo Buck

  “Hey Hobo-man! Hey ‘Dapper-Dan’!”–you’ve both got your style but “The Segerstrom Center For The Arts” in Costa Mesa California has got “Annie”! The Tony Award…

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The Main Attraction: 3D Theatrical’s “Side Show” Exhibits That One Plus One Equals Double The Great Production In Fullerton, CA! by Leo Buck

“Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up” to see one of the most inventive extravaganzas ever to grace the Great White Way! We’re talkin’ about “Side Show” folks–the hit musica…

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Just The Perfect Blend-ship: The Gem Theatre’s “Anything Goes” Is ‘The Top’ In Entertaining Revivals! by Leo Buck

Weigh anchor with one love-sick Wall-street whiz-kid, a pretty but prim socialite, her determined mother, two less than enthusiastic religious converts, a dim-witted gangster who’s on the …

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

A ‘King-ly’ So Cal Debut: Though Her Classmates Have Met Their Untimely Cessation, “Carrie, The Musical” Is A Grade-A Sensation! by Leo Buck

You can’t keep a good girl down! In 1988, it seemed that “Carrie, The Musical” would be simply another casualty along the Great White Way; that is, until 2012 when its creators came to…

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A ‘Bali Ha’i-Powered’ Experience: Nothing ‘Cockeyed’ About It–“South Pacific” Is A Show To Love In Long Beach, CA. by Leo Buck

Talk about “some enchanted evening”! Although “I expect every one of my crowd to make fun of my proud protestations of faith in” musical theater that can be fanciful and roma…

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

‘Start A New Fashion, Buck All The Trends’: “Billy Elliot—The Musical” ‘Shines’ With Plenty of Genuine ‘Electricity’ In La Mirada, C by Leo Buck

“It’s like that there’s music playing in your ear, and I’m listening, and I’m listening, and then I disappear; and then I feel a change–like a fire deep insid…

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