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How our Inability to Listen has Changed Theater

Or is it our ability to listen BETTER that has changed theater?I’m still struggling with it.I saw two excellent shows this weekend – needed some cleansing from the earlier week – Deaf West’s re-mount of their already excellent and now even more excellent Spring Awakening at The Wallis, and a submersive endeavor from a company I’d heard of but never been acquainted with The Speakeasy Society’s The Johnny Cycle: Part 1: The Quick and the Dead at the American Legion Po...
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Newsflash: Theater is Alive and Well in Los Angeles (Evidence Within)

Every time I think I’ve had enough of the fear-based tail-chasing pettiness that permeates much of Los Angeles Theater I see a couple shows that pull me back in and I’m reminded that even though LA Theater still remains in its adolescence when it comes to the business of making theater, at times, the theater itself soars and the rest of the bullshit fades away.Deaf West’s incredible Spring Awakening, earmarked for Broadway with most of its cast and creative team intact, is one such e...
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Deaf West's "Spring Awakening" Extends Its Broadway Run into 2016

Boom. For those of you wondering if this show would have any legs on Broadway, here’s your answer from TheaterMania today.The Broadway run of Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening has been extended by two weeks at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Michael Arden’s production, which was originally announced as “absolutely 18 weeks only,” will now end its run on January 24 owing to audience demand.Here’s hoping that audience demand just keeps growing for this spectacular Los Angeles based ...
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23 Broadway Debuts

I remember mine.I also remember a fellow cast mate having hers as well, about to go on, right out of the front seats unbeknownst to the audience, squeezing my hand and my thigh, sinking her talons into my flesh as I sat next to her smiling. And then she was on.I remember hers.And now they get to remember theirs.Boom....
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The Bitter Lemons' Best of Los Angeles Theater 2015

The time is here, LemonHeads! The time for all the Bitter Lemons’ Best of Lists! First we’ll have this Best of Los Angeles Theater list (see below), shit that left an impression on me, kept punching me in the face in a good way after I left the theater, then we’ll have the Top Rated list - which are the shows that received the best critical accolades pulled directly from our LemonMeter – and then we’ll have the Best Stories of 2015. I know, I know, the excitement is overw...
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The Bitter Lemons' Top Stories in Los Angeles Theater 2015

Now the great thing about this list is that these aren’t necessarily the stories that YOU might have thought were the Top Los Angeles Theater Stories of 2015 – I’m sure there will be SOME overlap of course with all the other top of the tops that will be springing up any day now – no these are the stories that buzzed and burned here exclusively at the Lemon. These were the stories, found or forged by us, that were either read most, shared most, created the most engagement, elicited t...