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In writer David Farr (“The Night Manager”) and acclaimed directors Gisli Örn Gardarsson and Selma Björnsdóttir’s reimagining, Robin and his unmerry gang of cutthroats steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone. But when wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps in to protect the poor and transform a thuggish Robin from hood to good. Taken from the website.

NOV 29 – DEC 17 2017

Exceptional Show
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9 Overall
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After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors keep the spark of human spirit alive by telling stories around a campfire. As the years wear on, these stories expand into the realm of legend and myth. At turns sidesplitting and bone-chilling, Mr. Burns also features an unusual approach for the Fools: each act will be staged in a different theater space in the Broadwater complex, transporting the audience as we search for the light. Taken from the website

October 13th – December 9th 

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Inspired by a real event, this original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. Taken from the website

OCT 11 – NOV 19, 2017 

Great Show
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8.5 Overall
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A man has mixed feelings about returning to his hometown in the Inland Empire for his 30 year high school reunion, but after encounters with mysterious persons among the familiar locations of his childhood, he finds he is drawn to stay. Against the back drop of the Day of the Dead Festival, he sets forth on a journey through his past, dreams, and memories, uncovering dark secrets about the town, and his deceased mother. Taken from the website 

October 19 – November 18, 2017

Okay, but needs work 

Hi LA Theatre Bites listeners,

As you probably  know my name is Patrick Chavis and I am the creator, designer, podcast writer and head editor at LA Theatre Bites and The Orange Curtain Review. Since 2014 I have written theatre reviews for the Orange County, California area highlighting theatres big and small. Starting in 2016, I expanded my reach and began reviewing shows in the Los Angeles area but instead of writing, I began scripting out short podcasts. I found with the podcast review, I could connect with and express my thoughts much more easily than in my written reviews. I love theatre and having the privilege to go to all of these wonderful shows and share my experience with my readers and listeners. Still, it gets very expensive– I live in Orange County and commute as far as Santa Monica and even Pasadena to make shows. I’ll often miss shows when it’s too far and I just don’t have the funds to make it out. So I’m coming to you my listeners to help me finance this podcast and website. So I can start making more consistent content hopefully weekly instead of the moments I can squeeze in a show. I want to make a podcast that can really connect the theatre community in Southern California and also bring in people that wouldn’t even think about stepping into a theatre. I was one of those people, that didn’t really know much about theatre and I was blessed to have a wife that opened my eyes to a whole new wonderful world. I would like to continue to share it even more.

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(Photos by Rebecca Bonebrake & Chelsea Sutton)
Kaidan Project: Walls Grow Thin is a multi-sensory, immersive, site-specific experience refracting ancient Japanese ghost stories through a modern, multi-cultural lens, revealing the noise of our histories and the silences that haunt us. A small group of twelve enters a room alone, the walls begins to thin, and a dark spirit stirs within you – will you ever escape it? Taken from the website. 

October 14 – November 5 2017

Masterpiece
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10 Overall
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Production Team: 

Written by Lisa Dring and Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble, Directed by Sean T. Cawelti, Music Composed by Adrien Prévost, Scenic Design by Keith Mitchell and Dillon Nelson, Lighting Design by Karyn Lawrence, Costume Design by Lori Meeker, Video Design by Matthew G. Hill, Sound Design by Steve Swift and Gilly Moon, Properties Design and Associate Scenic Design by Glenn Michael Baker, Puppet and Mask designs by Sean T. Cawelti, Jack Pullman, and Brian White, Hair & Makeup Design by Monique Paredes 

Assistant Director Darcie CragerAssociate Lighting Designer Liam Sterbinsky, Assistant Costume Designer Jazz Hager, Assistant Video Design Sara Haddadin, Associate Puppet and Mask Designers Morgan Rebane, Christine Papalexis Greg Ballora, Music Consultant Shih-Wei “Willie” Wu, Movement CoachesJessica Hanna and Joyce Lu, Cultural Advisor Shigeru Yaji, Paranormal and Culture Consultant Jasmine Orpilla, Dramaturge and Immersive Consultant Spencer Williams, Dramaturge Dylan Southard.

(photo courtesy: Lisa Scarsi)

Live interview from the cast of Cabaret @ Gem Theatre in Garden Grove. www.theorangecurtainrev.com, www.Latheatrebites.com

September 28 – October 29, 2017


When a mysterious stranger passes through town searching for his missing appendage, a lovebird couple of petty criminals and an overly curious hotel clerk become caught up in his dangerous machinations. Taken from the website

Runs through October 14 2017

GOOD SHOW
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8.2 Overall
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The Firelight Collective is back after their critically acclaimed and award winning “Firelight,” with “Stars in the Night” an immersive journey into the Hollywood Hills. Taken from the website

Sept 20,21, & 22 2017 

Above Average
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7.7 Overall
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Ripped from the pages of the Frank L. Baum’s “Land of OZ” novels, The Speakeasy Society’s newest piece throws audiences into the middle of an alternate reality game (ARG) inspired experience that takes place in real time and evolves according to audiences’ responses. Taken from the website.

September 7 – 15, 2017

Above Average