Month November 2012

Theatre in the Dark, Odyssey Theatre

Theatre in the Dark by various playwrights. Dany Margolies – Some ideas don’t even sound good on paper. This one, however, turns out to be a thoroughly entertaining and relatively informative one. Ron Sossi’sbrainchild lets audiences sit in absolute pitch darkness, experiencing…

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Death of a Salesgirl, Bootleg Theater

Death of a Salesgirl by Patricia Scanlon. Dany Margolies – First to strike the attentive audience member upon entering the theater here is John Zalewski’s sound design. It seems to consist of effervescent electronic dots and anchoring bass-note dashes. A haunting, initially disquieting,…

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42nd Street, Musical Theatre West

42nd Street by Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart, Harry Warren and Al Dubin. David C. Nicols – L.A. Times Audiences craving unbridled pizazz should race to 42nd Streetat the Carpenter Center in Long Beach. Musical Theatre West opens its 60th season with the indestructible backstager, and scores a toe-tapping triumph.  Read…

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