Registered Critic: Carol Kaufman Segal

At the age of seven I began studying music and dance and won every talent contest I entered. Also at the age of seven I was chosen Little Miss Twin Cities in my hometown of Crystal City/Festus, MO. In 1977 I was Mrs. Missouri in the first National Mrs. America Pageant that was televised nationwide from Las Vegas, NV. During my long career as a real estate broker, I majored in music in college, after which I became a host of a weekly classical music program over radio station KCSN (KCSN Concert Hall) followed by 10 years as host of Arts In Review at radio station KPFK. After leaving KPFK to move to Northern California, I returned to Los Angeles two years later and began writing theatre reviews for NoHoLA (later renamed MetroLa), became a contributor to The Tolucan Times writing theatre reviews and special feature articles. I also began writing an article entitled People, Places, and Things for a newspaper, The National Jewish News, and am still a regular contributor to that paper.
Feb

The Mountaintop

The Mountaintop is a powerful play and is captivating throughout. The Mountaintop is a powerful play and is captivating throughuout. The Mountaintop is a powerful play and is captivating throughuout.

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Feb

RAGTIME: THE MUSICAL

Though the novel is historical, the play mixes history with fiction in a captivting production…

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Feb

WHOOPSIE-DOOPSIE!

It all adds up to just a lot of helter skelter on stage, (or what the playwright calls Whoopsie Doopsie) throughout the play

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Feb

HELLO DOLLY

The entire production is elegant with its beautiful scenic and luscious costumes designed by Santo Loquasto, but the most captiating aspect of this musical is its star, Betty Buckley.

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Feb

An Inspector Calls

There is a message in Priestley’s play, that is, to show the way the wealthy treat those less fortunate than they, without compassion or a conscience.

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Jan

Rod Serling’s Stories from the Zone

The cast, each performing a role in both plays…, all giving splendid characterizations with their performances.

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Jan

Last Call

Last Call is a very well written play with a fine cast, but due to the seriousness of its subject, it is not intended to simply be entertaining, but thought provoking.

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Jan

It Is Done

…you can count on something occurring that you would, nor could, ever expect to happen!

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Jan

SMART LOVE

I enjoyed this production as it held my attention due to the fine performances by the four actors. However, I found questions regarding the play itself.

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Dec

It’s A Wonderful Life

It was a lot of fun watching this performance as a radio show, what with mikes, sound effects, advertisements, and lights for applause. All of the performers added so much life to their characters with their expressions and some movements.

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Dec

SOUTH PACIFIC

I never could have imagined how the small stage of the Rubicon theatre could feature a show with such a large cast but they do a miraculous job with the entire production and with such quality performers. The two leads, Ben Davis and Madison Claire, have wonderful voices and do justice to every song they sing.

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Dec

LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE

Although I am not an aficionado of the film, Love Actually, this production is a dazzling musical extravaganza that gives it so much oomph. I loved every minute of it.

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Dec

Finks

Serious, yes, but there is much more to Finks due to a well-witten script and actors who add so much more to the play.

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Nov

A CAROL CHRISTMAS

Everyone in the cast is outstanding, the music and lyrics are sensational, and the book is clever and well-written. – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Nov

BUS STOP

Bus Stop is a production of Theatre 40 under the astute direction of Ann Hearn Tobolowsky with an exceptionally talented cast that brings all of it interesting characters to life. – RECOMMENDED

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Nov

The Little Foxes

While the play is presented in three acts with two intermissions, every actor is so outstanding, it holds one’s attention every minute from beginning to end… – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Nov

Steambath

The way God is depicted in this play is blasphemous to me and I, personally, did not see the humor in it.

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Oct

A PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

This stunning production is brilliantly directed (and adapted) by Michael Machetti. – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Oct

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

It gives an insight into the experiences faced by immigrants and proves the power of women.

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Oct

Broadway Bound

Howard Teichman, Artistic Director of the West Coast Jewish Theatre, directs one of the finest productions of this play that I have ever seen. Each actor seems born for his or her role.

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