Inspecting Carol: A Review

Chandler has directed this nonsensical and zany piece with a quickening pace and fabulous use of all the space in the Hillcrest Center for the Arts’ black box theater. The first act flew so quickly that the audience was hesitant and uncertain if they should get up when the lights rose for intermission.

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Labor Day Thoughts from A Disabled Blogger

The Joyous Living: Thoughts on Labor Day from a Disabled Blogger

Hello. and a Happy Labor Day to you. Do you remember the reason we celebrate Labor Day? Have we forgotten the real meaning behind Labor Day? With all these ‘memorial’ holidays in honor of hard workers in the U.S., we sometimes forget the specific meaning of these days… On Memorial Day (last Monday of May), we remember […]

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Noel Coward’s PRIVATE LIVES is Hilarious!

Ms. Levin whom I found to be a stellar and consummate actor in Little Women the Musical was on fire during the opening night performance. Her feisty and feminist Amanda was quite as I imagine her Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing must have been. And yet at times you saw her layers being peeled back and the hopes and insecurities of a woman in love.

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Dodgers: Wheelchair Royalty

The Joyous Living Dodgers Stadium Review

Hi guys! Hope everyone is having a great 1st half of July so far. Can you believe how quickly this summer/year has gone by? Unfortunately due to the heat and my health, I was not able to post this review last week as I would have liked to but boy are you guys in for […]

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Kingsmen Shakespeare: Love’s Labour’s Lost

Under the direction of Kevin P. Kern, Kingsmen Shakespeare Company‘s production of the oft not performed Shakespearean play, Love’s Labour’s Lost, is a hoot! The ensemble cast, boasting many talented members of the Actors’ Equity Association, works well together as they sing, dance (hilariously – and not to be spoiled! – choreographed by Jeff Wallach), […]

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