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“Matilda the Musical” Opens with Joy, Energy and Talent

If a resident wants a phenomenal opportunity to see a Broadway-quality musical, with a 14-piece orchestra, amazing voices and delightful choreography (for $16) head over to Palisades High School. Then, settle in at Mercer Hall and be prepared to be … Continue reading

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“Other Desert Cities” Provides Thought-Provoking Evening

“Other Desert Cities,” a play by Jon Robin Baitz, opened on Friday at Theatre Palisades. It instantly draws audience members into the secrets of the Wyeth family. The play is entertaining, the acting excellent and the set perfect. The complexity … Continue reading

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Exciting Year of Shows Planned at Theatre Palisades

Theatre Palisades, the local community theater has announced its schedule for the upcoming year. Five unique and entertaining presentations will include Other Desert Cities, Run for Your Wife, The Andrews Brothers, Bell Book & Candle and Towards Zero. OTHER DESERT … Continue reading

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“Avatar 2: The Way of Water” Delivers

By CHAZ PLAGER James Cameron’s Avatar, if nothing else, is famous for being the highest grossing film of all time, grossing over $2.922 billion when it was released in 2009. Outside of those facts, people really don’t seem to remember the … Continue reading

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“The Pale Blue Eye” Provides Thoughtful Evening

Offering an intriguing story, Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye, staring Christian Bale, opened with a limited theatrical release on December 23, including at the Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades. It will start streaming on Netflix on January 6. Unlike … Continue reading

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“Sweet Delilah” Provides Warm and Lovely Evening

By LAUREL BUSBY Circling the News Contributor Fans of Steel Magnolias will likely be delighted by Theatre Palisades new play, The Sweet Delilah Swim Club. Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and James Wooten, the play centers on five Southern women, former college … Continue reading

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Pure Joy! “Mamma Mia!” Opens at Palisades High School

This is the kind of production that makes you glad there is live theater. This reviewer listened in awe at the tremendous voices in the Palisades High School production of “Mamma Mia” – and never stopped smiling- because it was … Continue reading

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Theatre Palisades’ “Nunsense” Sparkles with Music and Comedy Talent

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor Photos by: Joy Daunis There is always something killingly funny about nuns doing just about anything beyond praying, teaching, nursing or tending to the poor. Yet, there are numerous set-ups that lead to … Continue reading

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Deaf Theatre West Presents a Profound ‘Oedipus’ at Getty Villa

  By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor The city is filled with cries of pain. The hearing audience can only “feel” the mood, while the deaf in attendance “hear” the citizens’ lamentation. Blight is on the land; crops wither, … Continue reading

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Billy Crystal’s Broadway Musical Wraps Up

By BERNICE FOX After about four-and-a-half months reliving his Mr. Saturday Night character before appreciative audiences on Broadway, Billy Crystal is understandably emotional. And funny. Crystal wistfully told Sunday’s closing night audience – actually the final performance was a matinee – that … Continue reading

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