With both the aim and professional motto being to bring readers: "Broadway, Theater and Entertainment news you’re NOT going to find in the pages of 'People Magazine' or 'Entertainment Weekly'," Leo has been covering various aspects of the Entertainment industry for close to two decades now. From DVD, film and theater reviews, to celebrity interviews, to book and restaurant reviews, and events designed for more mainstream as well as alternative tastes, Leo's pretty much handled it all for such publications as "The O.C. Blade", "4-Front", "Rage", "Gay Chicago", and "Camp Magazine" (in Kansas City) and even "N.O.W. Magazine" in the UK, and "Gay News Amsterdam" in the Netherlands. In addition, he served as the on-camera "Entertainment Correspondent" for two years on "The Gay News" broadcast via the internet television service, "Village TV". Six years ago he discovered this thing called the internet, establishing his on-line review column, "Buck-ing Trends". Since then he's been pleased to return to his first love of live theater--particularly musicals--where, on top of keeping local theater-goers informed, his new goal has been to demonstrate to as wide an audience as possible that the local Southern California theater scene is just as vibrant, creative, traditional, alive, and (at times) down right eclectic as any other major metropolitan area--including that world-famous Boulevard in New York City.

CABARET review

100%

Far richer, vaster and more nuanced than the 1972 Academy Award-winning film, this 1998 revival script utilized for this production explores more facets of its characters and the explosive times in which they live, granting spectators a more thought-provoking (and much more satisfying) theatrical experience. Carpenter’s direction frequently takes advantage of these added elements—even re-imagining several numbers in a whole new light.

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THE SECRET GARDEN review

100%

Brimming with sumptuous melodies, baronial choreography, and a heartwarming story of faith, forgiveness, and renewal, this elegant new production is the perfect panacea to squelch any rumblings of your inner-cynic, while warming the heart, soul, and psyche; it’s the gift you should be giving yourself this year!

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DELEARIOUS review

100%

Although a piece as elaborate as “King Lear” is not the easiest thing to musicalize, nonetheless, the show’s creators have enviably managed to do just that conjuring copious amounts of bold-faced glee, while still staying amazingly true to the source material; by the same token, they present a story you may have presumed you knew in a side-splitting new light!

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THIS LAND review

100%

Ms. Ordaz has constructed an intricate jigsaw puzzle of a plot with a copious array of layers—but it all becomes crystal clear by the closing scene which brings everything brilliantly full-circle! Along the way, we’re introduced to a plethora of rich, complex, and varied characters who encompass a multitude of cultures and ethnicities.

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CABARET review

100%

Were there ever any doubt, “One More Productions” validates its worthiness to be counted among So Cal’s “Big League” theater companies with this outstanding–and astounding new production…so ‘come hear the band, come blow that horn–start celebrating! (Right this way, your table’s waiting’!)

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AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' review

100%

Director Ken Page has the Midas touch as regards his complete understanding of this riveting time and the material that sprang from it, and he deftly applies this knowledge liberally with a tremendous outcome.

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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE review

100%

Who’d ever think that Murder and Whimsy could go so well together? A silly, sinister—and always satisfying slice of satire, there’s giggles and guffaws galore ripe for the taking courtesy of “The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble”!

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SPAMALOT review

100%

Original “Pythoner” Eric Idle has deftly managed to set all the inherent nuttiness and over-the-top comedy of “Python’s” humor to music, while also sending-up many of the standard conventions of modern Broadway musicals in their own right. Consistently demonstrating electrifying energy and a contagious brand of enjoyment, it’s apparent that 3-D Theatricals’ multi-talented cast are all having an incredible time up there, so the audience can’t help but to have one too!

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PARADE review

100%

While admittedly, not a show for those who prefer that their musical entertainments promote more ‘light-hearted’ and easily-digested sentiments, for mature theater enthusiasts who yearn for thoroughly compelling, thought-provoking fare, “The Chance Theater’s ’ latest is well worth the trip.

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OKLAHOMA! review

100%

Dawson’s direction attempts to add gravitas and deeper relevance to this musical-romance—What’s more, it should be noted that the Director’s point isn’t so much that any issues raised here necessarily get resolved here—but rather that we, as the audience, see them in a different and weightier light; concrete resolutions and/or conclusions he leaves up to our own individual acumen.

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