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True Grit - The Bitter Lemons Story

Colin Mitchell made me write this. The playwright/blogger/self-described Army Brat knows full well that I’ve focused my energies on improv and music as of late, yet still prods and pesters me for my perspective on LA Theatre. His guilt trip, only a few e-mails long, worked, just as his flattery and a few pieces of Pie got me to write for Bitter Lemons all those years ago. Dude’s got GRIT.In the book Imagine: How Creativity Works, author Jonah Lehrer considers grit, or the tenacity to keep on persevering,...
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Tickets Now on Sale for Sixth Annual Hollywood Fringe Festival

Tickets Now on Sale for Sixth Annual Hollywood Fringe FestivalOver 1300 Performances Scheduled for LA’s Largest Celebration of the Performing Arts Hollywood, CA— Tickets are now available for the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival (hollywoodfringe.org), where over 270 performing arts productions will be presented on more than 55 Hollywood stages. The festival takes place June 11th-28th with a week of previews June 4th-9th. Patrons can...
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Bitter Lemons and Combined Artform Offering Exclusive Teaser Trailer Opportunity for Hollywood Fringe Participants

Yes, it’s back! The Trailer Park Award Teaser Trailer Promotional Extravaganza!This will be our third year running offering this exclusive opportunity to Hollywood Fringe participants and once again it will be sponsored by us here at the Lemon and Matthew Quinn and Combined Artform.Biggest change: this year you’ll be submitting your trailers directly to us here at the Lemon. You can access that submission portal via our store and then just find the Trailer Park Award product, after that, all yo...
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LA Stage INSIDER by Julio Martinez

LA Stage INSIDERWritten by Julio Martinez 5-14-15INSIDE LA STAGE HISTORY:  REMEMBERING ROSENTHALRachel Rosenthal died on May 10th, 2015, at 7:00pm, due to complications from congestive heart failure. The following is a reprint of the Dec 8, 2011 INSIDE LA Stage History spotlight on this woman who, in 2000, was honored by the City of LA as “a Living Cultural Treasure of Los Angeles.”…In 1955, Paris-born 28-year-old Rachel Rosenthal moves from New York to...
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Are You Getting Your Full Hollywood Fringe Benefits?

Now in our fifth year as an official sponsor of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, we are once again proud to be offering a variety of benefits exclusive to all those participants out there.We just want to make sure you’re not missing out and are taking full advantage of the tens of thousands of page views we get here at the Lemon that always ramp up during the Fringey month of June.So let’s take a look at some of those now, shall we?THE 2015 BITTER LEMONS HOLLYWOOD FRINGE BENEFITSDeeply ...
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Ten 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival Shows That Look Interesting To Me

I have not had a lot of time to focus much on the upcoming Hollywood Fringe Festival and all the delectations being prepared within. Been a little busy with the launching of our re-designed site. Many thanks to all of you, by the way, who have offered your feedback, good or bad, it is all valuable and we appreciate it. Change is hard, but so far things are looking up.But the Fringe…Usually by now I have an idea of the shows I want to see, but again, I have not had a lot of free time to simply…peruse the ...
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5th Annual Bitter Lemons' Critics Panel Set for Hollywood Fringe, June 20th

Yep. Once again we are rounding up all the critical giants of Los Angeles Theater and putting them all in one room together. And then I will do my best to make them all incredibly uncomfortable with questions like:“Do you write your reviews naked?”“If you used a pseudonym what would it be?”“Why do critics use words like ‘accrete’ and ‘polemical’”?Here’s the link on the Fringe page and here’s the description of the event entitled:The Ch...
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Hollywood Fringe Festival Benefit is Happening Tonight at King King

This should be a fun blowout and unfortunately I will not be able to make as I am on daddy duty, but the rest of yaz should saddle up and get on over to King King in Hollywood for a good old time tonight. Here’s the info:Greetings Fringe Friends,Please join us 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 buil...
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The "Godfather of the Fringe" Explains What the Fringe is Not: Part One - by Ezra Buzzington

Ezra Buzzington, “The Godfather of the Fringe,” was disheartened by the lack of professionalism at last year’s Hollywood Fringe and how that speaks badly for Los Angeles Theater as a whole. He asked us if we might publish a two parter of his on why he’s the guy to make some noise about the sorry trend and why Fringe participants need to step up and show some pride and some professionalism.What the Fringe is NotPart One: The PastBy Ezra BuzzingtonI’ve been called many things in my l...
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Last Chance to Take Advantage of all Your Hollywood Fringe Benefits Here at the Lemon: Ads, Promotions, Reviews and More...

The Hollywood Fringe Previews begin tomorrow and the Festival officially gets under way on June 11, so time is a-wastin’ to take advantage of all the Fringe Benefits we’re offering here at the Lemon. Check it:The 2015 Bitter Lemons Hollywood Fringe Benefits- Create a show page. It’s free of charge and it gets your show all up in the grill of every LemonHead who visits our site, which will be in the tens of thousands during the month of June. Plus it’s easy to do. Create an account, ...