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What Exactly Is Los Angeles Theatre Fighting FOR? - by Douglas Clayton

He’s back! LA Theater’s most notorious “villain,” Doug Clayton, now plying his dastardly ways in the Windy City, just can’t keep his mind off the artistic community that he loves. Once again he’s chiming in and challenging the leaders of LA Theater to get specific about what exactly they are fighting for and what they’d like our artistic community to look like in 2022.We here at the Lemon are of course happy to accommodate Doug’s request for a public forum. All opinions are welcome...
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Critique of the Week

Again, we’ve been snoozing on these, LemonHeads, these COWs, we know it, apologies, both JT, our current LM Editor and myself, have lately been a-bustling on other projects, personal and professional, so, well, we’ve been snoozing. I also don’t read as many reviews as I used to. Jonathan is the man now.Nevertheless, I came across this very recent one from Tony the Frank and it made me miss reading some of these excellent essays on the ephemeral as a regular thang. Tony remains one of th...
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Critique of the Week (On a Monday)

This is the kind of criticism you get when someone with this much experience and knowledge is free to write and speak as they wish, without word caps or community cajoling, it’s rich and thoughtful and forward thinking, it’s what we aspire to with the BLI. While I don’t entirely agree with Don’s assessment of the show, I was...
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THE OTHER ELEPHANT

Full disclosure: I’m a raccoon. Not literally, of course; it’s just how I make my living. I voice one for a popular Cartoon Network series. Besides being my job, I believe it’s also art, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has agreed with me at least once. That’s not why I came to Los Angeles, of course. I didn’t say to myself “I’m gonna move to LA to make it big in cartoons!” (and video games; I voice a lot of those). I moved here nearly twenty years ago because I wanted to try to make...
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Bill Raden's Boldest in Los Angeles Theater 2015

I love how we come up with new ways to distinguish our lists, the “best”, the “highlights”, the “boldest,” but Bill “I’m Not Elvis” Raden is one of our better writers and so when he makes a list, we are required to check it twice.This year he’s rolling out his…well, let’s let him describe it:End-of-the-year theater roundups are not exactly computer science. Rather they are...
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FringeMeter 2016 is Live!

Top of the site. FringeMeter. Live Real Time Review Aggregator Score pulled directly from the User Reviews on the Hollywood Fringe Site. This was the granddaddy prototype for our very own LemonHeadMeter. But we’ll get to that later. For now we have, FringeMeter 2016!How it works: See a show and then go to that show page on the Fringe site and post your review. The top secret magical algorithm takes care o...
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This "Virgin" Puts Out

In the 2006 film, The Holiday, Cameron Diaz says to Jude Law at the end of a romantic afternoon, “Sex makes everything complicated. Even when you don’t have it, the not having it makes things complicated.” Those words certainly characterize the experiences of one 30-year old virgin who tells her own complicated story in How to Be a Virgin (in 12 morally ambiguous steps).Playwright Carla Neuss lays it all out there in this autobiographical two-hander, starring Katelyn S...
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"Porn Rock: An Unintentional Comedy" - Intentionally Explicit

In 1985, the Parent’s Music Resource Committee put together a list of songs they dubbed the Filthy Fifteen for what they said contained explicit lyrics unsuitable for children. Among them were Prince’s “Darling Nikki,” Judas Priest’s “Eat Me Alive,” Mötley Crüe’s “Bastard,” Madonna’s “Dress You Up” and the song that would become their poster child for attack, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sist...