Non-Registered Critics: Lisa Lyons - Lyons' Views, News and Reviews

Jan

THE LAST SHIP

If it sounds like there is a lot going on here, there is. And each element - plot, music, dialogue, movement - is fighting against each other, much like the characters in the show.

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Dec

LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE

The number of talented singers on stage is awe-inspiring and you'd be hard pressed to single them out,...

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Dec

Little Black Dress The Musical

IMHO, "Little Black Dress The Musical" (aka LBD), is a show that is perfect for GNOs and fans of raunchy improv humor. A combination of original songs, audience participation, improv and a smidgen of drama, the brand new musical is in search of a wider audience in its initial tour.

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Nov

The Sunshine Boys at North Coast Repertory Theatre

The beauty of this comedy gem for actors of a certain age lies not only the experience and talent they bring, but also in the vision of director Moss who seamlessly and intelligently stages Simon’s play, orchestrating the “master class” performances of Wolpe and Sutorius, two pros whose exquisite comedy timing is flat-out mesmerizing to watch.

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Nov

A Kid Like Jake

"A Kid Like Jake," now playing at the Carrie Hamilton Theatre at the Pasadena Playhouse, is graced with firm direction by Jennifer Chambers, and Daniel Pearle's one act drama (originally staged in 2013 at LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater) has been given a face lift to bring the underlying issues into clearer focus...

Sounds pedantic, but in playwright Pearle's hands, it is a deeply, emotionally-affecting experience.

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Nov

Last Swallows

Despite those hiccups, the cast does a good job portraying the loving chaos of the Whitestone family.

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Nov

Neil Simon's Musical Fools

Imagine Fiddler on the Roof with a cast of idiots and you'll get a feeling for the tone of FOOLS. A large and talented ensemble bring the residents of Kulyenchikov to life, often with hilarious results.

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Nov

Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evil Doers

For an evening of pointed examinations of the plight of brown Americans throughout history, come explore the sacred rituals surrounding that history, brought to shimmering life by performance artist Jose Torres-Tama in his one man show "Aliens, Immigrants and Other Evildoers" now playing for a limited run at the Los Angeles Theatre Center's Luis Avalos Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

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Nov

Orry

Hardcastle is a handsome and ingratiating performer who quickly makes the audience fall for this Down Under devil. His singing voice, while not powerful, is elegant and well-suited to the demands of the role. The Soubrette played by lovely lyric soprano Danielle Heaton portrays Bijou, Fanny Brice, and a variety of other colorful characters from Kelly's life and does so with effortless charm.

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Sep

Treya's Last Dance

If you want to spend an hour or so with a complex, whip-smart, sexually aware young woman with attitude, Treya is your Dream Girl!

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Nov

Hughie & Krapp's Last Tape

It's Dennehy's play, no doubt about that. But as good as Dennehy is, and he's very good, the seamless directorial hand of Steven Robman adds to the professionalism in these two impressive pieces. He applies it ever so lightly; making it so much more effective. It's a classic case of less is more effective than too much. Well done by all three gentlemen.

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Nov

King Charles III

The real beauty of this production lies, not only in the ensemble cast's talent, but also in the expertise of the creative team.

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