Review On Gideon and the Blundersnorp

Rob Stevens

Registered Critic

Shapiro has his tongue planted firmly in cheek as he spins his fun tale. His music is varied and his songs buzz along. Ek and Everett have really strong voices and do very well with the material. Matthew Toronto did a splendid job with his direction; well-paced and very inventive, especially in the scenes with the Blundersnorp. The hour flies by so quickly and enjoyably you want to stay and see more.

Rob Stevens began reviewing in 1973for the monthly community theatre magazine, Showcase, covering the professional theatres in Los Angeles. He served as editor/co-publisher of It’s Showtime in 1996-98. He has also been a reviewer/interviewer for Dimension, Data-Boy Magazine, The Civic Star, Frontiers, Frontiers After Dark, Drama-Logue, Backstage West, L.A. Reader, Santa Barbara Independent and a few others. In 1988 he began writing the column West Coast Stages in the national publication Backstage. In recent years he has written for the websites,, and He is the founder of The Robby Awards which began as a listing in Showcase magazine in 1975 and has since grown into an annual awards show. The 30th Robby Awards were presented in February, 2016. He is a member of the LA Drama Critics Circle.