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around the world in 80 days
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cinderella
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In Villas Veritas

In which an actor reminds a critic of the permanence of art. read more
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Voices from the Fringe: Penny Pollak

An interview with the playwright and performer of 'No Traveler: A Comedy About Suicide,' making its West Coast debut at the Fringe. read more
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Did Equity's Divide and Conquer Strategy Work?

Anthony Byrnes at KCRW thinks that Equity's "divide and conquer" strategy has worked to quell the dissent within the Los Angeles Theater Community. read more
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LA Stage INSIDER

VPAC announces Season 5. Matt Walker helms at ICT. A Noise Within's free summer readings. Opera diva Suzanna Guzman honored with Edwin Lester Award. Solo guys at Hollywood Fringe. Insider History Recalls 1920s LA theater scene. read more
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What to See in Los Angeles Theater: Your Weekly LemonMeter Update

Currently we have about 40 shows up on the LemonMeter. Now remember, a show must have received at least 3 reviews from established publications to even be considered for a rating. Now if you don't see your show up on the meter it's probably due to one of two reasons; you haven't received 3 reviews for your show yet, or we haven't got you on our radar yet. read more
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Theatre 40 Turns 50 and Announces New Season

Pretty amazing. I had my play Breaking and Entering produced over there a few years ago and these guys just keep chugging along. They don't always offer the most challenging or risky work you'll see in Los Angeles, but longevity must get its due. Here's the presser on their upcoming 50th Season. Congratulations to everyone over there at Theatre 40. read more
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Hollywood Fringe Festival Benefit is Happening Tonight at King King

Please join the Fringe folks tonight for the Fringe Benefit in your fanciest finery and toast the beginning of the season. Doors will open at 7pm at KING KING (6555 Hollywood Blvd.). Pro-tip: doors are located in the back of the building--walk up Whitley Ave. and through the parking lot. Tickets are $25 at the door. read more
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Anonymous Audience Member: "That show makes me want to punch theater in the face."

Saw a couple shows this weekend, Andre & Dorine down at the LATC and Helsinki West's I Gelosi over at Six01 Studio. The above quote, taken directly from my traveling companion for both show was reserved for the latter show. While I'm fine putting my name to everything I write I'm keeping this person's name anonymous to protect the innocent. And while I didn't have quite as an extreme reaction as my companion did, I do have to concur with the overall sentiment. read more
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Critique of the Week (On a Monday)

Deborah Klugman is fast becoming one of my favorite theater critics in LA. Her work at Stage Raw and the LA Weekly, is brusque, to the point and succinct. She is reaching Bill Raden-esque levels with her ability to say much in a short period of time. As she does in this week's COW below. Would love to see what she could do with a freer platform and more room to really explore her subject matter in more depth. Then again, some shows only deserve 300 words. read more
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Happy Memorial Day, LemonHeads

I know this day is meant for those who lost their lives in war, but my father did finally succumb to a variety of illnesses, including Alzheimers, but one of them was COPD which was directly linked to what was probably Agent Orange in Vietnam. read more
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The Saturday Saying

Our regular feature capturing the words of Los Angeles Theater is back. This one from Hoyt Hilsman at the Huffington Post read more
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5th Annual Bitter Lemons' Critics Panel Set for Hollywood Fringe, June 20th

It's happening Saturday, June 20th, 2015, at 11:30am at Theatre Asylum. There will be free bagels and coffee. The event is Pay What You Can. We will be updating with the actual attendees soon. I know they will all be clamoring to get in on this thing, but we will be discerning. Reserve now. It will be lively and well-attended. Or at least mildly entertaining. read more
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