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Tracey Paleo

Tracey Paleo is a member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.  




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Review: RADIO GOLF at A Noise Within
November 2, 2022

There is a reason why August Wilson is one of the more prolifically produced playwrights in modern American theater. He just gets it. The same could be said for RADIO GOLF director Gregg T. Daniel.

Review: DESERT STORIES FOR LOST GIRLS at Latino Theatre Company In Association With Native Voices At The Autry
October 7, 2022

In this full-circle journey, for the women of DESERT STORIES FOR LOST GIRLS, for us the viewers, and for their future generations, there is the sense that healing is what life for all Native American women absolutely needs to be about.

Review: OKLAHOMA at Ahmanson Theatre
September 20, 2022

It seems everybody is having one of two reactions to Director Daniel Fish’s revival of OKLAHOMA! currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre. But love it or hate it, so much of this update of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s acclaimed 1943 musical in which a farm girl is courted by two rival suitors, works.

Review: LAVENDER MEN at Skylight Theatre
August 25, 2022

Taffeta’s dialog is often an attack on the audience rather than a composition about Lincoln.  A passive character study with a blow-horn built in so that you don’t doze off into your own fantasy about who she is and what SHE represents.

Review: ACROBUFFOS' AIR PLAY at The Broad Stage
July 23, 2022

What did our critic think of ACROBUFFOS' AIR PLAY at The Broad Stage?ACROBUFFOS’ AIR PLAY tells its own story of friendship and fun with a little competition in between through fans and props. It is silly and tender, and one of the most beautiful performances you will ever see. 

BWW Review: MAN OF GOD at Geffen Playhouse
June 1, 2022

Set in a hotel room on a mission trip to Thailand, MAN OF GOD four high school girls must grapple with the possibility of their Pastor being a sexual predator. Read our BWW critic's review.

BWW Review: METAMORPHOSES at A Noise Within
May 25, 2022

Tales of Midas, Orpheus, Aphrodite, Lucina, Alcyone, Iris, Phaeton, and Ceyx cohese together like a perfectly simmered, aromatic stew of human passion, sex, humor, greed, whimsey, and heartbreak in a rare revival of Mary Zimmerman's multi-award winning theatrical event, METAMORPHOSIS at A Noise Within.

BWW Review: ALMA at Kirk Douglas Theatre
March 18, 2022

National LatinX Playwriting Award winner Benjamin Benne’s stunning nee play, ALMA, launches the new theater season at the Kirk Doulas Theater and it is triumphantly resonant.

BWW Review: RAPUNZEL ALONE at The Wallis Annenberg Center Of Performing Arts
March 16, 2022

Lettie is a city girl and London is her home. But when the war comes to her doorstep, for her safety, Lettie is sent to the country with over 600,000 other children. But it's not as nice as she'd been promised. For the next year, Lettie spends her lonely, monotonous days on an isolated farm wishing she was anywhere else but there.

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Greenway Court Theatre
February 11, 2022

12-time Tony Award-nominated, 'A Little Night Music' made a decided splash at the Greenway Court Theatre with the highlight of being a non-traditionally gender cast production. 

BWW Review: SINGING REVOLUTION at The Broadwater Mainstage
February 4, 2022

SINGING REVOLUTION is a contemporary production designed to inspire American youth with the ideas that peaceful resistance, social justice, and acts of kindness can change the world.

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE at The Ahmanson Theatre
January 25, 2022

“It was just what we needed!” Ahmanson Theatre audiences' response to the opening night of EVERYBODY LOVES JAMIE was absolutely joyous and triumphant.

BWW Review: THE SOLDIER DREAMS at Open Fist Theatre Company
October 29, 2021

Director Amanda Weier has coordinated a well-cast and appealingly fluid production that retains Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor’s 90s generational stamp -  one of the best aspects of this dream play. 

BWW Review: THE ENIGMATIST at The Geffen Playhouse
September 27, 2021

Renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor David Kwong offers a sophisticated presentation of multi-layered illusion, where clues are everywhere and the surprises that happen often, can be solved by observing with a rational eye.

BWW Review: URINETOWN THE VIRTUAL MUSICAL at MSD Productions
August 5, 2021

Producer and multi-award-winning director and choreographer Marcus S. Daniel’s rendition has magically transformed this stage musical into a hilarious, provocative, and sometimes frighteningly heightened parody that is filled with deliciously unsavory archetypes and caricatures. 

BWW Feature: THE MOST IMPORTANT THEATER CONVERSATION THIS YEAR IS NOW NOW NOW at Hollywood Fringe Festival
August 4, 2021

With every shift of the Covid-19 crisis, live stream, rather than continuing to be a bramble of thorns for theater, has become a way forward. NOW NOW NOW writer/director Tom Cavanaugh says, 'Embrace the Zoom!'

BWW Review: WE'RE NOT FRIENDS at Zephyr Theatre
July 29, 2021

How is it that siblings can be absolutely superficial with one another?  Seemingly not care, have time, or energy, or desire to go deep and really hear what the others are saying?  Is, not knowing enough about one another, or knowing too much that creates the barrier to intimacy?

BWW Review: FORT HUACHUCA at the Zephyr Theatre
July 27, 2021

Denied membership in the American Red Cross during WWII, 180 black women of the 32nd and 33rd WAAC companies were reluctantly accepted into the Army, assumed their duties at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and went on to contribute an important chapter to America's history.

BWW Review: A THEATRE GEEK'S GUIDE TO DISNEY, GOOGLE & THE NFL at Book Review
July 14, 2021

“So many of our #dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” 27-year-old author and Google project manager Brett N. Axler has a real way forward for theater geeks trying to make it in the real world.



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