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THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the Norris Theatre

(Photo by Ed Krieger)

(Photo by Ed Krieger)

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

The Norris Theatre’s latest theatrical offering is entrancing and ebullient, two words best defined as fun. And although its characters are too-smart adolescents and odd adults, it feels inviting and universal.
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Now running through October 1

 

THE NERD at the Norris Theatre

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Photo by Ed Krieger

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

For a fun evening with more than a few laughs, “The Nerd” hits the spot, playing through January at the Norris Theatre on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Though written in the early 1980s, Larry Shue’s comedy hasn’t aged badly, except for an era-specific reference or two. That’s because Shue’s message — that there’s goodness in every person, even if it’s hidden — still resonates. It’s also because director Ken Parks keeps the play in its original era. Read more…

LOVE, SEX AND THE I.R.S. at the Norris Theatre

Photo by Melissa Mollo

Photo by Melissa Mollo

Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

Farce. It’s that theatrical plot in which a character — apparently always male — tells a lie and gets wound up in it. Then, somehow, over the course of two hours, he manages to unwind himself and earn the forgiveness of his fellow characters. Read more…

Now running through February 8.

THE FULL MONTY at the Norris Theatre

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Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

While the material may be a bit questionable, the talent involved in this production is undeniable. This musical tells the story of average men who learn to love their physical selves and the special women who never stopped loving them. Its book, by Terrence McNally, hews to the 1997 film of the same name (written by Simon Beaufoy). McNally’s musical is set in Buffalo, N.Y., as that city’s steelworkers lose their jobs. Read more…

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Now running through Oct. 5.