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.
Mar

Human Interest Story

The play was writen by Stephen Sachs, a man of immense talent who is not only a playwight, but a director, a producer, and a Co-Director of the Fountain Theatre.

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Feb

Revenge Song

The play is based on the true-life story of Julie d' Aubigny, an unusual 17th century French woman.  It is told with rousing music (Shane Rettig), and vim and vigor from beginning to end. - Highly recommended

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Feb

VOLTA

The breathtaking accomplishments, throughout the show, are astounding.  Bicyclists fly from a high structure as they spin their bicycles in the air.  A lovely woman performs a ballet suspended at the top of the tent by her hair. There are unique accomplishments by all of the performers that will take your breath away.

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Feb

IN MY MIND'S EYE

Bruce Kimmel did a sterling job as director of this exceptional cast and the play, having been written years ago, shows no signs of being outdated in any way. - Highly Recommended

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Jan

Nowhere On The Border

Much of th time, I felt breathless through some of the scenes as I watched this production, not the easiest, but worth every minute of it.

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Jan

The Little Match Girl

...and in the end, it is all about love and kindness.

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Jan

Sunday Dinner

Theatre 40, in Beverly Hills, is presenting the world premiere of Sunday Dinner,  the latest play written by well-known playwright Tony Blake who also directs thr very talented cast.

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Jan

A TWISTED CHRISTMAS CAROL

I did not find this play close to being as charming and comedic as all of Olson's plays that I have seen in the past. However I must say that all of the actors helped to keep it moving and funny throughout.

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Dec

LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE

Very unique and clever, to say the least, and so well done by the entire cast, all who are superb singers, actors, and musicians. - Highly Recommended

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Dec

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER

The entire cast is exceptionally outstanding. Jim Beaver stands out as absolutely remarkable in a role that he makes his own.

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Nov

The Great Leap

Be Won's direction is flawless and the four actors are brilliant in their roles.  This is a very different and worthwhile production that gives us insight into another wise different culture. - Highly Recommended

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Nov

Fifteen Men in a Smoke-Filled Room

Fifteen Men In A Smoke-Filled Room is directed flawlessly by Jules Aaron.  A superb cast brings these historic characters to life. - Highly Recommended

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Nov

LOVE IN BLOOM

The original songs and lyrics are lively and charming, and the entire cast proves their acting and musical talent. - RECOMMENDED

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Nov

Orwell's 1984

This play is quite a challenge, and under the judicious direction of Tim Robbins and performed by an able cast, it is something very unusual and thought provoking at the same time.

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Nov

All My Sons

All My Sons is a classic. It was made into a film in 1948, and again in 1987. It allows for very dramatic acting, and keeps an audience's interest throughout.

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Oct

Champ & His Four Women

The play is written in a light comedy style with a talented cast that does justice to their characters under the astute direction of Stan Mazin.

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Oct

BARRYMORE

Robert Benedict gives an exceptionally fine performance.

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Oct

George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

While they try to make plans as to how to escape from the farmhouse, multitudes of walking corpses are everywhere.

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Oct

GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL

Grumpy Old Men:The Musical is an all-out fun musical playing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.

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Oct

The Spanish Prayer Book

I suppose I could say it is the structure of the play that does not run as smoothly as the performers themselves.

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