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Don Shirley's Top 20 Highlights in Los Angeles Theater 2015

Downer Don’s got his list at LA Observed and he does not need to check it twice. As a matter of fact, he already knows who’s been naughty or nice and I’m going to highlight that a little more vividly in a companion post to this one. But first, the good stuff. These are the shows in Los Angeles that stood out for Don this year. Once again, a couple of overlaps from my list, but overall, as usual, Don and I have very different tastes. Of course, he saw about 100 more shows than I did. ...
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The 24th Annual TicketHolder Awards 2015 - By Travis Michael Holder

THE 24th ANNUAL TICKETHOLDER AWARDS, 2015 by Travis Michael HolderSo despite our own union trying to completely destroy the promise of our prolific and hardworking community, this has proven to be one of the busiest and most remarkable years in my 28-plus years of reviewing theater in Los Angeles—hence my 15 Best Production candidates instead of the usual 10 and about 653 Best Director Runners-Up. The last few months, I’ve heard it said more than once that if the dastardly new Actors Equity contract...
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The 30th Annual Robby Award Nominations for Excellence in Los Angeles Theater 2015

Longtime Los Angeles Theater critic Rob Stevens has been cranking these things out for years. Here’s his latest list in 2015. Noticed an awful lot of Hollywood Fringe shows on this list this year, including our own BLOAT Winner, La La La Strada. A very good sign. I predict 2016 will be an even bigger breakout year for some of the Fringe hits. Hell, My Sister, one of last year’s hits is about to open a full run over at the Odyssey. Good stuff all around,.Okay, here’s a tasty morsel from Ro...