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Review: IN CIRCLES Brings the Free-Spirited 1968 Off-Broadway Scene to the Odyssey Th Photo Review: IN CIRCLES Brings the Free-Spirited 1968 Off-Broadway Scene to the Odyssey Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2019

IN CIRCLES is a feast for the eyes, even if Gertrude Stein's texts as lyrics seem nonsensical at times. Just go with the flow and let the atmosphere of the avant-garde 1968 theatre scene set your mind free! If only Stein's lover Alice B. Toklas was there to hand out her special recipe brownies to enhance the 80-minute experience!

Photo Flash: First Look at Odyssey's IN CIRCLES Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Odyssey's IN CIRCLES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2019

‚ÄúPapa Dozes, Mama Blows Her Noses.‚ÄĚ That's just one of the delightfully quirky musical numbers from In Circles, the Obie award-winning musical romp adapted by composer Al Carmines from A Circular Play by Gertrude Stein. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble is reviving the 1968 off-Broadway hit as part of its 50th Anniversary ‚ÄúCirca '69‚ÄĚ Season of significant and adventurous plays that premiered around the time of the company's 1969 inception. The run commences on Sept. 14, with renowned director David Schweizer, musical director Kenneth J. Grimes and choreographer Kate Coleman at the helm. Performances will continue through Nov. 10 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A.

Odyssey Revives Gertrude Stein Musical IN CIRCLES Photo Odyssey Revives Gertrude Stein Musical IN CIRCLES
by Julie Musbach - Aug 20, 2019

a?oePapa Dozes, Mama Blows Her Noses.a?? That's just one of the delightfully quirky musical numbers from In Circles, the Obie award-winning musical romp adapted by composer Al Carmines from A Circular Play by Gertrude Stein.

BWW Review: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - A Most Potent Showcase for Sheelagh Cullen And Jac Photo BWW Review: ARSENIC AND OLD LACE - A Most Potent Showcase for Sheelagh Cullen And Jacque Lynn Colton
by Gil Kaan - Aug 28, 2017

The 1941 ARSENIC AND OLD LACE gets a dusting off from the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble providing a wonderfully expressive vehicle for the acting talents of Sheelagh Cullen and Jacque Lynn Colton as Abby and Martha Brewster, the seemingly harmless and most delightful murderers of their single unattached male boarders. Cullen and Colton totally charm while dithering on ever so casually describing their deadly deeds as calmly as sharing a recipe of elderberry pie.

Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey Photo Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 26 at the Odyssey Theatre.

Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 19 at the Odyssey Theatre.

Whitefire Theatre to Present BURIED CHILD, 9/6-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Whitefire Theatre is honoring the 35th anniversary of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Buried Child' with a production directed by Bryan Rasmussen, produced by Scott Disharoon. In this searing family drama, Shepard takes a macabre look at a Midwestern family with a very dark secret. The play features the talents of Jacque Lynn Colton, Tonya Cornelisse, Cris D'Annunzio, David Fraioli, Zachary Mooren, Leon Russom, and Grant Smith.

BWW Reviews: BURIED CHILD Makes for a Trying Visit to a Slice of Demented Americana
by Gil Kaan - Sep 14, 2014

Close to three hours of crazy behavior, with doses of disgusting, despicable action mixed in, make for an extremely intense, but trying evening.

Whitefire Theatre Presents BURIED CHILD, Now thru 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The Whitefire Theatre is honoring the 35th anniversary of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Buried Child' with a production directed by Bryan Rasmussen, produced by Scott Disharoon. In this searing family drama, Shepard takes a macabre look at a Midwestern family with a very dark secret. The play features the talents of Jacque Lynn Colton, Tonya Cornelisse, Cris D'Annunzio, David Fraioli, Zachary Mooren, Leon Russom, and Grant Smith.

BWW Interview: Actress JACQUE LYNN COLTON Discusses BURIED CHILD
by Don Grigware - Sep 5, 2014

By Steve Peterson How did you first get involved in theatre and acting? I first got involved with a small part in a community theatre in Medford, Oregon as a child and had the usual school plays and debate teams. I was fairly shy as a kid and my voice would rise when I was nervous, so I took a college course in the theatre department at the University of Washington to 'modulate' my voice and learn 'vocal placement;' one thing led to another till I was firmly ensconced as a drama major and began getting cast in great character roles.

Whitefire Theatre to Present BURIED CHILD, 9/6-10/11
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 20, 2014

The Whitefire Theatre is honoring the 35th anniversary of Sam Shepard's Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Buried Child' with a production directed by Bryan Rasmussen, produced by Scott Disharoon. In this searing family drama, Shepard takes a macabre look at a Midwestern family with a very dark secret. The play features the talents of Jacque Lynn Colton, Tonya Cornelisse, Cris D'Annunzio, David Fraioli, Zachary Mooren, Leon Russom, and Grant Smith.

Open Fist Theatre's THE DEAD Extends Through Feb 23
by Diana Heisroth - Feb 20, 2014

The Open Fist Theatre Company announces that their critically acclaimed production, James Joyce's THE DEAD, book by Richard Nelson; music by Shaun Davey; lyrics conceived and adapted by Nelson and Davey; based on the short story by James Joyce. With choreography by Christine Sang, musical direction by Dean Mora and original direction by Charles Otte. James Joyce's THE DEAD is adding two performances, Thursday, Febraury 20 at 8pm and Sunday, February 23 at 8pmat Greenway Court Theatre, 544 North Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood.

BWW Reviews: Open Fist Theatre Company's Must-See Musical, James Joyce's THE DEAD
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 27, 2014

When a show moves me like this one did, it's worth raving about. Minus the bombardment of glitz and flash so often shoe-horned into modern day musicals, the remount of Open Fist Theatre Company's James Joyce's THE DEAD is instead that rare production that breathes life into our hearts with its singular connection to our humanity.

Open Fist Theatre Remounts THE DEAD at Greenway Court Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents a remount of their critically acclaimed production, James Joyce's THE DEAD, book by Richard Nelson; music by Shaun Davey; lyrics conceived and adapted by Nelson and Davey; based on the short story by James Joyce. With choreography by Christine Sang, musical direction by Dean Mora and original direction by Charles Otte. James Joyce's THE DEAD will preview tonight, January 17th and will open on Saturday, January 18 at 8pm at Greenway Court Theatre, 544 North Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood.

Open Fist Theatre to Remount THE DEAD at Greenway Court Theatre, Beg. 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents a remount of their critically acclaimed production, James Joyce's THE DEAD, book by Richard Nelson; music by Shaun Davey; lyrics conceived and adapted by Nelson and Davey; based on the short story by James Joyce. With choreography by Christine Sang, musical direction by Dean Mora and original direction by Charles Otte. James Joyce's THE DEAD will preview on Friday, January 17th and will open on Saturday, January 18 at 8pm at Greenway Court Theatre, 544 North Fairfax Avenue in Hollywood.

A Noise Within Hosts Free LILIOM Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents a free reading of Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, the play upon which the popular 1950's musical Carousel was based. Apollo Dukakis, a resident artist with the company, directs the piece, using the Benjamin F. Glazer translation, with a cast of sixteen portraying multiple roles. Admission for the reading is free. RSVP via phone to 626-356-3100 x1 to reserve your seat. This reading takes place during the run of The Guardsman, another well-known work by Ferenc Molnar, at A Noise Within, now playing through November 30.

A Noise Within to Host Free LILIOM Reading, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents a free reading of Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, the play upon which the popular 1950's musical Carousel was based. Apollo Dukakis, a resident artist with the company, directs the piece, using the Benjamin F. Glazer translation, with a cast of sixteen portraying multiple roles. Admission for the reading is free. RSVP via phone to 626-356-3100 x1 to reserve your seat. This reading takes place during the run of The Guardsman, another well-known work by Ferenc Molnar, at A Noise Within, now playing through November 30.

BWW Reviews: Theatre West Does Clare Boothe Luce Proud with New Production of THE WOMEN
by Don Grigware - May 14, 2013

Clare Boothe Luce's satirical classic The Women was a big grossing box-office hit at the movies in 1939.

FOOTE NOTES at Open Fist Theatre Extends Again thruToday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company has announced that its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin is extending again through Today, February 23 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

Open Fist Theatre Extends FOOTE NOTES thru February 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Open Fist Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of FOOTE NOTES, written by Horton Foote and directed by Scott Paulin is extending through Today, February 9 at the Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.

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