Non-Registered Critics: Cathy Wayne

Aug

OTHERWISE ENGAGED

...the witty, fast-paced repartee by the writer with the British class system front and center, the engaging direction by Linda Alznauer, and excellent performances by the cast, entices and draws us into each of the characters.

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Aug

LOOSE KNIT

Theresa Rebeck’s writing is crisp and witty, but at the same time biting and difficult to hear. It’s funny and sad, honest yet sly. We want to turn away from the intensity, but are drawn to it nonetheless. It’s almost unnerving, but we can’t turn away. You feel uncomfortable, but isn’t that how life sometimes is? And the performances by all of the actors are exceptional. There are truly emotional scenes, and they leave all of it on the stage. All the characters’ flaws are laid bare.

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Aug

The Spitfire Grill

To say that the Garry Marshall Theatre production of "THE SPITFIRE GRILL" is magical is an understatement. It has everything you want in a musical - amazing talent, great story of struggle, a stunning set, and music that makes you rise in your seat.

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Jun

NINE WINNING ONE-ACTS

This is an exceptionally great group of nine premiere plays for this third Play Fest.  The writing, direction and acting on everyone’s part were thoroughly entertaining and accomplished.  Funny, funny, funny, poignant and thoughtful.  All this is one show.  How great is that?!  This presentation from The Group Rep is a winner, and a great evening, or afternoon, of theatre.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!

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Jun

A CABARET LINE Two Night Fundraiser for Group Rep 6/11 & 6/12

This is an exceptionally great group of nine premiere plays for this third Play Fest. The writing, direction and acting on everyone’s part were thoroughly entertaining and accomplished. Funny, funny, funny, poignant and thoughtful. All this is one show. How great is that?! This presentation from The Group Rep is a winner, and a great evening, or afternoon, of theatre.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!

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Jun

AVENUE Q

Patrick Burke has given us a fantastic musical filled with great direction, as well as casting the exact right person for each character/puppet. Paul Cady’s musical direction, and Michele Bernath’s choreography enhance this great show.

...this is a MUST SEE. Yes it’s puppets, and yes it’s AMAZING. "AVENUE Q" is funny, poignant, artful, with a great story, great music, and great actors and puppets. What a great night out in North Hollywood! What are you waiting for?

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Apr

THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS

Wonderfully acted by all the cast, championed by the always amazing direction by Jules Aaron, "The Secret of Chimneys" is a great evening.

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Mar

"LAUNDRY AND BOURBON" and "LONE STAR"

It is a great evening of theatre, and one not to be missed. Thoroughly enjoyable, thoroughly funny, and thoroughly worth seeing. Enjoy every minute as I did. Happy 45th anniversary to the Group Rep.

Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

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Feb

WHOOPSIE-DOOPSIE!

Robert Duquaine, Shalonda Shaw-Reese, Jane Bonham, Jody Bardin, Brad Kahn and Beccy Quinn put on different hats with tons of energy to give Joannie and Billy all the advice they could every need.

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Nov

A CAROL CHRISTMAS

The Group Rep has another hit. The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate but with A CAROL CHRISTMAS. It will leave you with a smile on your face, and your toes tapping. Bring your Christmas/Holiday spirit and enjoy.

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Oct

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

All the actors are real and wonderful in their roles, and we get a vivid sense of how emotional and powerless they feel at times. ...Garry Marshall Theatre has a winner in this first play of their second season. Come and enjoy. It is fun, poignant, heartwarming, and a MUST see. Enjoy!!!!!!!!

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Sep

BREADCRUMBS

This is a MUST SEE. It isn't joyful. It doesn't have a happy ending. It is a well written, beautifully acted, well directed timely subject with tender and funny moments. And…it is a play worth seeing. Enjoy!!!!!!!

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Jul

ALL MY SONS

A gripping and emotion-filled production of Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS is on offer Upstairs at the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, wonderfully directed by Linda Alznauer.

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Jun

RUMORS

I LOVED IT!!!

I know you are supposed to lead up to an opinion, but Neil Simon's "RUMORS" at the Group Rep is hilariously funny, has an amazing cast, and an artful, smart and fast paced script by Neil Simon. Plus, Doug Engalla's directing has completely transported us into this farcical play.

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Apr

Through The Eye of a Needle

Jami Brandli's creative script has many twists and turns, with numerous storylines, and brings an excellent ensemble cast together expressing the passion and feelings of each character with great direction by Ann Hearn. The production is well done… great set, great lighting. The Road Theatre has brought a fantastic new play, "THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE," bringing us the true meaning of love and family. Another evening in NoHo not to be missed.

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Apr

DEATHTRAP

This ensemble of wonderful actors really gives us the essence of what "DEATHTRAP" is all about, and along with the amazing Jules Aaron's direction (which never disappoints), we have a terrific play.

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Mar

The Night Forlorn (or Waitin' on Godsford)

We don't have many western plays, and this is one not to be missed. Loads of laughs, and I'm telling you, do not miss the lasso twirling by June Schreiner. YEEEEHAAAAA!!!!!

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Feb

DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE FAMILY

Always funny, always great, always wonderful, and always thoroughly enjoyable. Now is the time to have some fun and visit Bunyan Bay once more. I love the DON'T HUG ME series, and each and every one brings a smile to my face. LOVED IT!!! I'm looking forward to the next one. Enjoy!!!!!!!!

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Dec

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Skakespeare's famous and memorable play, "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" is about love and marriage, with a dose of dream and reality thrown in, and is perfect for this holiday season.

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Apr

The Complete History of Comedy (abridged)

It is said, “If you smile, it is amusing.  If you laugh, it is funny.”  And, in the name of the knock, knock joke, the riddle, and double entendre, THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (abridged)will tickle your funny bone.  This is the fifth and final show in the Falcon Theatre's 2016-2017 Season.  And what a fabulous show it is with laughs and fun.  Isn't that the way you want to spend an evening of theatre?  Yes, it is!!!

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ADS
  • Give Up the Ghost at the First Christian Church of Whittier
  • DIRTY TRICKS w/ The New Bad Boys of Magic
  • Fefu and her Friends at the Odyssey Theatre
  • Fertile playing at the Whitefire Theatre in NoHo

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