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“Coming Out West” Featured at Santa Monica History Museum

  By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor Gay and trans men and women living as themselves, with jobs and marriages and dogs and cats and visibility. Extraordinarily ordinary. This is the triumph of community, solidarity, and yes, decades of … Continue reading

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A Delightful “Anastasia” Opens Friday at Pierson

One of the most anxiously awaited summer theater events, the Theatre Palisades Youth’s production of Anastasia, will open on Friday, July 21, and run select evenings and matinees through Sunday, July 30. Anastasia is a family-friendly musical that features a … Continue reading

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Former Palisades Honorary Mayor Guttenberg Receives Rave Reviews

  Former Palisades Honorary Mayor Steve Guttenberg has put the story of his life into a play. Tales from the Guttenberg Bible has received rave reviews, during a month run at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey. … Continue reading

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REVIEW–Romantic Comedy at Theatre Palisades Provides Delightful Evening

The romantic comedy, Bell, Book & Candle, which opened Friday, June 2, at Theatre Palisades, provided a delightful evening and accomplished acting. Based on the 1950 play by John Van Druten, the story centers around a witch, Gillian Holroyd (Jasmine … Continue reading

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Run For Your Wife Explodes with Delight, then Fizzles 

By LIBBY MOTIKA Circling the News Contributor Timing, set-up, doors for clandestine entrances and exits, spiraling ruses and whip-smart dialogue add up to essential ingredients for farce. Theatre Palisades’ Run For Your Wife by Ray Cooney, now on stage at Pierson … Continue reading

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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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