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Dance Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘The Nutcracker’

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The lead dancers shined in their roles, executing complicated and tricky footwork, pirouettes, and other movements with aplomb. Read More »

Comedy CD/DVD Review: Chris D’Elia – ‘White Male, Black Comic’

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Chris D'Elia uncensored is one funny guy. Read More »

Theatre Review (LA): ‘Merry F***in’ Christmas, Y’all’ by Marnie Olson

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A familiar story of a dysfunctional family’s holiday is given welcome depth courtesy of some nicely-realized characters. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘ThanksKilling the Musical’ by Balagan Theatre

The cast of 'ThanksKilling the Musical'. Photo by Jeff Carpenter. Courtesy Balagan Theatre.

If only the killer turkey had killed a little faster and gotten this show under the one-hour mark. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Becoming Dr. Ruth’ by Mark St. Germain

The real Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

A master class about life, love and personal triumph over hardship from the perspective of an amazing woman you only thought you knew. Read More »

Theater Review: ‘Oliver!’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

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The classic musical has an amazing score and enough humor to balance the darker themes. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Oliver!’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Fagin (David Pichette, center) and company in Oliver! at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Photo by Mark Kitaoka.

This gorgeous-to-look-at production of the perennial favorite smoothes over some of its source's rough edges, but it's pretty stellar across the board. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Lady Day’ with Dee Dee Bridgewater

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A remarkable portrayal of, and tribute to, the legendary Billie Holiday runs for just a few more weeks Off-Broadway. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Maids’ by Jean Genet

Rosa Arredondo (Madame) in The Maids, Directed by Christopher Schilder

This was a fine rendering of Genet's work examining the dynamics of power relationships, with hints of sadism and masochism. Read More »

Dance-Theater Review: ‘Nutcracker Rouge’

(L-R): Shelly Watson as Madame Drosselmeyer, Laura Careless as Marie-Claire and Jeff Takacs as Monsieur Drosselmeyer in Nutcracker Rouge, photo by Phillip Van Nostrand

This burlesque take on the classic ballet is for dance aficionados, lovers of the comfortably outlandish, and anyone who appreciates spectacular creativity. Read More »