The Long Weekend is a play about two couples spending a long weekend together in the country.  We discover the two friends’ spouses are having affairs, and the audience witnesses what happens to the characters due to their choices.

Above Average! 

January 11-27, 2019

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Written by Patrick Chavis 
Murder, murder, and more murder — who knows the subject better than the queen of the murder mystery herself, Agatha Christie.  In her lifetime Christie wrote over 50 different novels, mostly focusing on a genre she mastered, the murder mystery.  Christie’s stories are all different and unique, but one thing they have in common is a mysterious death and a group of people that all seem to look guilty.  This trope is consistent in Stages Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile. While the climax and twist ending in this production give a much-needed boost of energy to the show, the buildup in the first act lacks a kick and feels almost irrelevant after watching the whole story play through. Continue reading

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1776, the electrifying musical about the founding of America. Featuring a contemporary cast, this Tony Award-winning smash begins with a deadlocked Congress – sound familiar? Its attempts to adopt the Declaration of Independence are boiling over in heated confrontations. Taken from the website. 

Jan 11 – Feb 3, 2019

GREAT SHOW!
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8.8 Overall
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Chicano/Latino performance troupe comprised of writer-comedians Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas and Herbert Sigüenza. Their work ranges from comedic sketches to full-length plays and screenplays that feature political and social satire. Taken from the website. 

December 30, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Above Average!
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7.9 Overall
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(Photos by Giovanni Solis of bracero)Estranged brothers Frank and Jesse reunite to plan a kidnapping in a squalid motel room on a hellish day in Barstow. When day turns into night and their hostage is brought out of the trunk, the siblings find their troubles have just begun. Taken from the website

January 5-20,2019

 

Exceptional Show!
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9 Overall
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Paul Rush is a founder of the Sixty-six Theater Co, located at the historic Marilyn Monroe Theatre in West Hollywood. He fell in love with theater while studying at the University of Maine. His disciplined and heartfelt approach he attributes to his time in the woods of Maine and in his service in the U.S. Air Force. He is dedicated to engaging audiences with honest and thought-provoking theater. He has produced numerous films and theater on both East and West coasts. A quote from Henry David Thoreau has been present throughout his life, ‘Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.’

Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm is a Los Angeles-based playwright, book writer, lyricist, screenwriter, and actor. He’s had over 170 productions of his plays and musicals staged in four countries. His play WOUNDED just premiered Off-Broadway at the Soho Playhouse as part of the “Fringe Encore Series” (chosen from thousands of Fringe shows from all over the world). He’s won and placed for over twenty playwriting awards, including being a Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference and the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Grant. Taken from the website. 

Patrick’s Top 5 List of 2018

1.  Still…. The play inspired by 4:44 @ The Complex Theatre in Hollywood

2. Native Son @ The Antaeus Company in Glendale

3. The Glass Menagerie @ International City Theatre in Long Beach

4. Valley of the Heart @ Mark Taper Forum in Downtown Los Angeles

5.  Big Fish The Musical @ The Chance Theatre in Anaheim

Matthew’s Top 5 List of 2018

1. Sunny Afternoon @ The Complex Theatre in Hollywood

2. Wounded @ The Lounge Theatre in Hollywood

3. I can hear you now @ Complex Theatre in Hollywood

4. Bliss (or Emily Post is dead) @ The Atwater Theatre in Atwater Village

5. This Almost Joy @ Hudson Theatre in Hollywood

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The spooky adventures of Hansel and Gretel comes to the operatic stage with 12-foot-tall creatures, fantastical sets and elaborate special effects. Diva extraordinaire Susan Graham stars as the uproariously wicked witch, eager to lure her young victims into a delicious trap, but last-minute ingenuity saves the day and the plucky children emerge triumphant in the heartfelt conclusion. Taken from the website 

Nov 17 – Dec 15,2018 

 

 

 

Good Show!!!
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In 1978, People’s Temple, a progressive, Black multiracial church, self-destructed in a Guyana settlement named after its leader, the Reverend Jim Jones. A riveting story of complicity and resistance; loyalty and betrayal; black struggle and black sacrifice told through the voices of Black women. Taken from the website. 

 Nov 30 –  Dec 02 , 2018  

 

Okay!
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Much like an episode of Dr. Who, this fantasy musical breathes light into the dark side of the universe of death, loss, and those who struggle with suicide.  So strap in and take a Dickensian sprint across the universe with Link our isolated soul as he falls in love with Lady Death and her never ending knowledge of the cosmos. Taken from the website. 

Nov 10 – Dec 2, 2018

AVERAGE SHOW!
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7.1 Overall
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It is fall in the midwest, Curt a cop who wants to be a park ranger, is the lead officer in taking down a Naughty but Nice ‘massage parlor.’ The combined efforts of Curt and bumbling partner Doug fail at doing what appears to be an easy job. As the play unfolds we watch Curt and Sandy, a young masseuse from Naughty but Nice strive to identify themselves as something more than their history has dictated.  Taken from the website 

Nov 9th – Dec 8th, 2018

Very Good Show! 
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8.3 Overall
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