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Critique of the Week (On a Wednesday)

Firstly, forgive the tardiness of this review shout out.  As the newest full time member of the Lemon’s team its taken a hot second to get all the e-bolts and screws worked out.  Working from a mac book that would be considered a dinosaur by anyone more than a year younger than me doesn’t necessarily help the cause either.  Regardless, here is my first CRITIQUE OF THE WEEK!!!This week I turn my attention to a review of Glory Struck’s production of American Idiot writte...
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It's COW (Critique of the Week) Time Again Folks!

As the new LemonMeter editor, it has been my job to give you lovely readers a regularly occurring Critique of the Week (COW) and in keeping up with that I have been slacking.Forgive me.I’m getting this COW up in a timely manner though and you can expect the same of me in the future.In a week where I’ve been let down by a bunch of LA critics’ praises (Astro Boy at Sacred Fools was, as Colin already stated, just ok), my attention this week was drawn to Bob Veirini’s review for A Night with Jani...
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LA Weekly Theater Critic Katie Buenneke Doesn't Believe Deaf West's "Spring Awakening" Move to Broadway is a Good Thing

But that’s not what I want to talk about.Katie is of course entitled to her opinion and she makes some interesting points in her LA Weekly article, points like this:I love seeing unexpected takes on familiar stories, and that’s something that’s unique to theater: different groups of people performing the same show over and over again in different places, bringing something new to it each time. And that freedom to explore a show comes with distance from the “definitive” product...
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We're here. Make use of us.

Bitter Lemons has been an arts forum since 2008. We have succeeded in our mission to bring the Los Angeles theater community together, at least twice: readership has never been higher than during the pro99 debates last year, and this month, as we have come across some hurdles and are facing some challenges.We have already put ourselves through some changes in the past couple of weeks, and time will tell whether we have chosen well. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to hosting ideas and d...
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Plaintiffs in Actors vs. Actors Equity Association respond to AEA statement

Dear Equity Member and Los Angeles Theatre Community –By now you have seen Equity’s Press Release and letter to their members attacking actors for their efforts to preserve intimate theatre in Los Angeles. Equity’s letter is malicious and false.The Plaintiffs filed this suit on behalf of the entire Los Angeles Theatre Community after Equity ignored a referendum in which the Equity members of this community defeated Equity’s proposed changes by one of the widest margins in Equity’s votin...
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ACTING STAGE TERMS GLOSSARY

I got these stage terms from NYCastings.com and figured these terms can always be revisited. Feel free to print this out and put it on your fridge or tape it on your mirror. Common Theater TermsAuditions: Readings before a director to determine casting of a play.Call Backs: An additional audition for the final actors being considered. Similar to semifinals in sports.Clear the Stage: A direction given to all actors, musicians, and technicians to leave the stage area prior to the beginning of ...