Thursday, July 17, 2008

ATW NewsClips - California, Pacific Northwest Print

Los Angeles Times

REDCAT's New Original Works Festival
REDCAT's innovators show that . . .

King Henry is outnumbered

Orange County Register

'The Marvelous Wonderettes' in Laguna brings back marvelous memories
Laguna Playhouse's nostalgic show examines the innocence of the '50s and the dynamism of the '60s through the prism of a female vocal quartet.

Orange County Register Paul Hodgins' Blog

A “West Side Story” for our times — bilingual and more menacing — is coming to Broadway

L.A. City Beat

Life Begins at 8:30, So Leave the House at Six
Don Shirley takes a bus!

(Capsule Reviews from Don Shirley)

Contra Costa Times

Disney to Shakespeare and Alan Thicke -- quite a week
One Hand clapping is about the week's Bay Area theater highlights

Classy cast, sets spark 'Thoroughly Modern Millie"

Doing theater in harmony

San Francisco Weekly

Oscar Wilde's view of women in politics not ideal
It's an election year, in case you hadn't noticed. From Josh Kornbluth's Citizen Josh to Nikolai Gogol's The Government Inspector, Bay Area...

Killing My Lobster new show doesn't kill
San Francisco's flagship comedy troupe is back with a new show, new actors, and a different performance space. This edition's theme is "time,"...

American Joe pits liberal sister against army brother
Despite being given life by the same DNA donors and being raised in the same household, siblings often grow into people who bear little...

Also Playing
(capsule reviews)

Campaign pain?
SF Mime Troupe takes no election-year guff in Red State

Sacramento Bee

Review: Vicki Lewis nails the role of Rose in Music Circus' excellent telling of 'Gypsy'

Seattle Weekly

Twist in the Gut
In the annals of American dramaturgy, A Streetcar Named Desire isn't just an 800-pound gorilla—it's the whole monkey house. Family,...

Bard Beats Bond
Stage acting is where TV stars go to demonstrate that they've got chops. And when stage actors want to assay the test of great acting, they go to...

Opening Nights: Bare
When I think of Catholic boarding school, I think of two things—parents who don't really want to be parents and bored, forgotten children...

Opening Nights: Big River
Taproot Theatre gets a number of things right in its staging of Big River, the 1985 musical that follows Huckleberry Finn and his runaway slave...

Opening Nights: The Mikado
Just like the pair themselves—W.S. Gilbert, bourgeois family man/cutting satirist, and A.S. Sullivan, shameless hymn-monger/bon-vivant...

Opening Nights: The Wind in the Willows
With little more than a tricked-out bicycle, Theater Schmeater transports the young and the young at heart to a magical realm of animals in their...

The Stranger

White Girls
Leni Riefenstahl, Blanche DuBois, and a Bulimic Black Man

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