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.
Aug

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

The actors give fine performances. Michael Robb is perfect as the insufferable Simon Hench.

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Aug

Renovations for Six

For an evening of laughter, you can't miss Renovation for Six.

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Aug

The Producers

I can't rave enough about what a terrific production this is in all aspects... - Highly Recommended

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Aug

100 PLANES

100 Planes is a story of three women who struggle against love and ambition. It is well written and very well performed by a strong cast.

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Aug

West Side Story

As Tony's and Maria's love deepens, the story is augmented by outstanding voices, the beautiful memorable songs, the wonderful dance scenes and the altogether phenominal cast. - Highly Recommended

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Aug

LOOSE KNIT

Theresa Rebeck has written an extraodinary play that is very funny, while at the same time, quite witty.- Highly Recommended

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Jul

The Spitfire Grill

This very unusual musical is being presented at the Garry Marshall Theatre...  You might wonder where the music comes into this play.

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Jul

MISS SAIGON

The music in this production, though not memorable, is superb and certainly adds to the story, all performed with wonderful voices by the cast of this outstanding national touring company.

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Jul

FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY

...since I was not familiar with Friends per se, I was not as appreciative of the production as the audience was.  If you were/or still are a fan of Friends, I recommend this spoof for your enjoyment by a talented company.

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Jul

Wait Until Dark

If you love to see a thriller, you can't miss on this one.

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Jul

Nancy F***ing Reagan

Larry Margo directs this well presented production aided by an outstanding cast.

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Jul

Good Boys

The director, Carolyn Cantor, steers a very powerful cast through this memorable play.

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Jul

Dames at Sea

The music is wonderful, the dancing sublime, the cast tops as singers and dancers. -  Highly Recommended

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Jul

Loot

The cast  is superb in bringing life to these characters, except for Selina Woolery Smith who is equally superb as a corpse!

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Jul

The Producers

I quickly discovered that the entire team, under the judicious direction by Michael Matthews, was top-notch. I was in total awe throughout the entire production." - Highly recommended

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Jul

Mysterious Circumstances

Though I was confused throughout a great deal of this play, I found the actors performances excellent and the staging outstanding.

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Jun

Anne, A New Play

..these were real people trying to save their lives...Each cast member brings their character to life... - Highly Recommended

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Jun

NINE WINNING ONE-ACTS

Putting on this production is a huge task and this company deserves a great deal of credit for a splendid job.

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Jun

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

The entire production is extremely well cast with lovely voices by all. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.

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Jun

HERSHEY FELDER: A PARIS LOVE STORY

In relaying the life of Claude Debussy, Felder, as is his norm, intersperses his story with his outstanding piano performances of the  beautiful music by the composer.

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