Orange County Theatre Reviews

Yellowman @ Chance Theater – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson

(All photos by Doug Catiller, True Image Studio)

In 2002, Dael Orlandersmith’s play, Yellowman, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  It’s understandable. As far as categories are concerned, Yellowman could not be considered anything else. With only two actors playing an entire cast of distinct and lively characters, this play is chock-full of opportunities for the chosen pair to showcase their talents.  And the cast of Chance Theater’s production certainly showcase their talents. Masterfully directed by Khanisha Foster and passionately performed by Julanne Chidi Hill (Alma + ensemble) and Dante Alexander (Eugene + ensemble), Yellowman is a vicious exploration of self-hate within Black America and an attempt at love by two of its children.

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Unnamed Theatre Company presents : The Great Theatre of the World @ Super Antojitos in Tustin – Review

(photo courtesy: Stuart McNeeley)

Written by Patrick Chavis

I went to Super Antojitos in Tustin a little early to eat something before the show started. Super Antojitos is not a theater venue that happens to serve food or a restaurant that also puts on shows. It is a Mexican restaurant, and it continues to be a Mexican restaurant while the show is performed.  The show is performed in the back of the restaurant, so be sure to find a seat there to get the best view of the show. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Continue Reading

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Silent Sky @ The Costa Mesa Playhouse – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson

The Costa Mesa Playhouse presents Silent Sky. A historical fiction by Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky imagines the personal and professional life of iconic American astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Stacked with a charming cast and a starry background that evokes feelings of solemnity, Silent Sky should be considered a competent story but not necessarily an entertaining one.

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Clue A New Comedy @ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts – Review

PHOTO CREDIT: Jason Niedle

Written by Patrick Chavis

Clue is not just a board game.  For years it has been adapted for theatre and film in various forms. One of the most popular is the 1985 film adaptation directed by Jonathan Lynn, which stars some of the most significant actors of the time: Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, etc.  This version of Clue, adapted by Sandy Ruskin, is adapted from the 1985 film. Continue Reading

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents LAURA BENANTI Three performances September 23-25

Photo credit: (Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Laura Benanti)

Taken from the press release:

COSTA MESA, CA – Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Tony Award winner, five-time Tony® nominee, and highly celebrated stage and screen actress Laura Benanti in her debut in the Cabaret Series for three performances September 23, 24, and 25 at the Samueli Theatre.

Single tickets for Laura Benanti at Segerstrom Center for the Arts start at $89 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.

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