WHAT IS A (BRAND) NAME?

Plenty! Or at least based upon one’s brand name and what the brand stands for!
A recent report from the marking firm YouGov’s Brand Index databank complied the top ten brands in terms of “Buzz and Improver Rankings”, based on recognition, awareness, and over quality of the brand in terms of the goods and/or services it provides to domestic consumers.

According the their report that asked consumers “If you’ve heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative?”, those top ten brands as acknowledged from the recently completed 2018 cycle are, in order of their appearance: 1)-Nexflix 2)-Amazon.com 3)-Amazon Prime 4)-Samsung 5)-YouTube 6)-Dawn (dishwashing liquid) 7)-Toyota 8)-M&M’s 9)-Home Depot and 10)-Chick-fil-A

The top ten list of “Buzz Improvers”-brands that received the highest positive awareness from the previous year, are 1)-United Air Lines 2)-Ring (video doorbell) 3)-Samsung 4)-American Airlines 5)-Chick-fil-A 6)-Uber 7)-Pepsi 8)-Hulu 9)-Goldman Sachs, and 10)-Target.

YouGov’s Brand Index states that in order to be listed in their surveys, the brand must have been accessible to the public at large for at least six months in the prior year’s period, as well as being currently tracked, to appear within the movers tables.

It’s rather interesting to note that many of these brands reflect the current interests and tastes to the general public in terms of what they are, what kind of function they perform, as well as how well they are perceived over the year. A few of the brands listed in the “buzz improvers” section became within the ranks from being negative, or more of a positive stance. The two airlines noted, United and American, was ranked lower in 2017, but improved in the next year. United, with a net score of -13.1 in 2017, rose up to -3.5. American was listed at -1.2 in ’17, was lifted to 2.9 a year later. And investment firm Goldman Sachs, was lifted from -8.1 in 2017, to -4.8. All of these scores are net scores, calculated by subtracting the percentage of negative responses from the percentage of positive responses for each brand. Still, only United and GS are still holding on to a negative ranking.

But getting back to the top ten for a moment. The brands listed are the ones that have served many purposes for those that want to take advantage in what they provide. Nexflix, perhaps the be-all-to-end-all source for watching content through one’s internet connected electronic device that sports a video screen is listed as high. More folks are using this service as their prime source of watching TV and its equivalent. A separate survey reviled that many people would not give up their Netflix subscription if they could help it. Even when that same source (Netflix) recently announced they were going to raise their monthly subscription rates a dollar or two more per month, people decided that rather that cancel their subscription, they would just soak up the additional expense just so they could stream the program(s) they desire to watch and/or binge upon. If their traditional cable TV company pulled the same ploy by increasing their monthly fees, a good number of folks would call it quits and cancel! YouGov’s brand index that ranked cable and satellite services still listed Nexflix at the top spot, followed by Hulu, Amazon Video, Sling TV, and Verizon FiOS. In the “Buzz Improvers” section, only Dish Network was listed in a negative ranking. In 2017, they were at -1.5. A year later, they were parked at -0.6. Granted, this brand did improve themselves, but were still listed below 0.0. No traditional CATV company (Spectrum, Cox, etc) made the cut in terms of rankings.

One interesting brand that was ranked within the top ten-Dawn dishwashing detergent. This product from P&G (Proctor & Gamble) has been around for a good number of years. It’s one of many brands that’s on the market that can wash dishes, among many other items. It’s a brand that isn’t new or unique, and a product that isn’t thought of as much. However, it seems to have a loyalty connected to it. It’s available in a number of colors and fragrances, as its main purpose is to wash items where they can come out sparkling clean. It can also do more than dishes! Since this report is being released during the industry awards season where trophies are presented for the best in this and for an outstanding performance in that, one can use this dishwashing liquid (or any dishwashing liquid) to clean one’s award. Just take a bowl of warm water, add a few drops of the liquid in the water, take a lint free cloth ranging from a dedicated hand washcloth to a pair of old cotton underwear, dip a corner of the cloth in the bowl careful not having it overly soaked, and dab the damp cloth on the surface of the award, making sure that it doesn’t leave a water streak on its surface. Keep doing that gentle cleaning all over the piece, even rubbing the crevices and tight places that might exist on the item. After that is done throughout the award, take a dry end of the same cloth and wipe it free from excess moisture. After all of this work, one will have a clean and sparkly Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony award ready to display to all of those you can show off to! (This cleaning tip is being presented by the staff as ALOL as a public service!!)

But getting back to brands! Thanks to the for noted internet, many of the top brands would be deemed worthless if it wasn’t to the high wired connection that makes it all possible! The top five all reply upon the ‘net, and Samsung is one of the players that can make it all happen. This company has been in the American market for some time. This company, as well as their rival once known as (Lucky) Goldstar, were electronic firms from South Korea that were the “budget” brands for consumer electronics such as TV sets, VCRs and so on. Samsung was once the leader of lower priced VCRs in the 1980’s when those devices were still selling for over $100.00 retail. Today, Samsung is the biggest maker of cell phones in the world. They still make traditional electronics (TVs, DVD players, etc.) but mostly assembled in China, Ditto for LG (formally Lucky Goldstar) that still ranks rather high. (5th place in the top five for consumer electronics with a score of 14.2)

But as the moments progresses, so will the brands. If these brands provides the quality product or service it’s known for, then people will continue to respect those brands. If not, then this is where the love/hate relationship takes its marking. Only time and tide will show how well these products will be! Through this article, one is indeed aware of what’s going on, and one will still have the cleanest Emmy Award this side of the Hollywood Hills!
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Performing at The Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood for a limited run is MILKCRATES, Markietha Singleton’s play about three girls of African American decent that come from the same apartment complex where they live an innocent life as best friends.

The setting opens in Chicago c.1983 at a public apartment building (“the projects”) located on the city’s south side. Three adolescents girls, Chastity, Tonya, and Londi live next to one other. They live with their moms (no fathers present) in their small yet comfortable places. They are far from being well off as they dwell in subsidized housing and on government aid. However, they don’t see or become aware of their form of poverty. They just gather on the fronts stoops of their adjacent units with the few things in their lives that make it all worth while. They have their boom box that play their tunes to practice their dance routines, and each one has a hard plastic milkcrate that consist of an open box that is used for various purposes. (They find these milkcrates set behind the local grocery store.) With their crates and what they can hold in them, they also have their ambitions. They even plan to enter a dance residual being held at the local community center offering a cash prize for the winner. However, Londi informs the others that she will be moving to rural Mississippi to live with her uncle. From there, the storyline moves some sixteen years later when they meet again at the same complex for Tonya’s mom’s funeral. The building will eventually be torn down as the neighborhood undergoes some changes. Although the girls, now young women, have done better for themselves since then, they discover that a few deep secrets are uncovered that will test their long standing friendship.

This play, written by Markietha Singleton, is an honest look of life in the ‘hood as seen by three girls that are not aware of where they are or how they stand as social class. They are just budding to become somebody through their hopes, dreams, and their support for one another.

A rotating cast appear in this production. The Green Cast consists of Martina Marie Holley as Chasity, Samara Smith as Tonya, and Nate R. Jones as Londi. The Blue Cast appears featuring Monifa Sims as Chasity, J C Thomas as Tonya, and Markietha Singleton–the playwright, as Londi. Javon Johnson directs this production (and both casts) that is as charming and comical as it becomes darker and dramatic.

MILKCRATES shows how those living a lower class life can still survive thanks to the power of friendship and the spirit of being true to one’s self.

MILKCRATES, presented by MK Productions, performs at The Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd. (off Lankershim) North Hollywood, until February 24th. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, February 22nd and 23rd at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, February 24th at 3:00 PM. For tickets, order online at https://m.bpt.me/event/4031949
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The 2019 Writers Guild Awards, presenting awards for the best in screenplay writing for feature films and television/video mediums, were held on February 17th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Comic actress Chelsea Peretti of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation hosted the awards event that presented the best in writing for television/streaming video, feature films, and videogames. Among those awards were a selection of special awards for the achievement in script writing.

Nicole Dubuc was awarded the Animation Writers Caucus Writing Award for achievement in writing in animation productions.

Adam McKay was awarded the Paul Selvin Award for his script for the screenplay Vice. This award is presented for those witch “best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties that are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere”, as dictated by the WGA.

The Jean Renoir Award for international screenwriting was given to French filmmaker Agnes Varda.

The Morgan Cox Award, presented to an honoree for service in the Writers Guild was awarded to TV writer, documentary filmmaker, and former WGA-West board member Joan Meyerson.

The Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement was given to Jenji Kohan, who created the series Weeds and Orange Is The New Black.

The WGA-West’s Laurel Award for Screenwriting went to the writing team of Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel. That award was presented by Ron Howard.

For a full listing of all award nominees and winners in the respected categories, visit the WGA website at http://www.WGA.org
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COOKIE TIME IN THE VALLEY

Actually, it’s cookie time in the Los Angeles region. The Girl Scouts within this area has already launched their annual fund raising drive of selling Girl Scout Cookies, a tradition that goes back a little over 100 years.

Although these stats do vary depending on the community and the region one dwells in, The Girl Scouts is an organization that teaches those of the named gender “..life skills, STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship with civic engagement to deliver crucial, life-changing, girl-led programming” (The previous quote was extracted from the Girl Scouts organization.) And although the age of the scouts ranges between five and eighteen years, most of the scouts as witnessed by this writer appear between the ages of eight through thirteen.

Many of these scouts usually sell their cookies by setting up a table in front of a retail outlet that caters to heavy traffic (supermarket, big box store, etc.) or through a community based organization. (Churches, etc.) Although a few will still go door-to-door in their neighborhood, many of them do not take this function due to safety issues.

But it’s not just the Girl Scouts doing all of the selling. Many of the moms (and perhaps a few dads) are performing the selling on their daughter and/or daughter-figure’s behalf. When yours truly was working as a researcher at a local TV station’s news room, one of the staff number, a mother of not one, but to two girls that were scouts, were going around the TV station’s work spaces asking those at work if they wanted to grab a box or two of the GS cookies. Many of the newsroom staff did. However at the time, I was shunning away from sweets. Every time I was asked by this mom of two GS in the family, I had to say “thanks but no thanks!” The woman, whose name is now long forgotten, was a good sport about me turning her down, although she did ask me once a week through a six week period. (I don’t think she remembered asking me before.) But whatever the case, I did hear that she sold a lot of cookies, even selling a few boxes to the on-air news staff!

That wasn’t my only experience with GS cookies. Many years before, my elder sister who was about thirteen at the time, did her part in selling GS cookies! She had a knack for being a self starting person, holding a keen savvy in convincing anybody in buying a box or two! With this savvyness, she actually convinced me to assist her in fobbing off cookies to those that were NOT friends, family members, co-workers, or anyone known to our clan.

So we spent our after school days (along with a few weekends) in the month of March and early April going through our neighborhood door-to-door in selling cookies. Keep in mind that this attempt was done around c.1972, a time where it was actually possible by having a pair of kids with a pull along aluminum shopping cart full of cookies while caring a pouch full of dollar bills and quarters going on their own unsupervised with the hopes of selling cookies to people around a number of blocks away from where we lived. (For the record, we lived in the community of Evanston, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago that resembles Pasadena or South Pasadena to give one an idea of what the community resembled!)

At the time, a box of cookies cost $1.25. That price was rather expensive for a box of cookies where one can get the same amount of cookies at the local Dominic’s or Jewel supermarket for 39 cents. However, those supermarket cookies were just cookies. What my elder sis was selling was Girl Scout cookies!

She was a complete whiz in selling these cookies! She had this charm and personality that just about everyone fell for. With me as her faithful(?) assistant, we were able to sell these boxes to a point where we would sell out in only a matter of hours, only to go back to our place to reload! I didn’t do much in the selling part. She sweet talked her way to those standing at their doorways in getting a box of cookies for themselves. One person even ordered a case (12 boxes to a case) of thin mints for a party this person was throwing that Saturday night! (I don’t know what the party was to commemorate as we were not invited!) And although a few did say “no thanks”, it was always done with good intentions. So nobody slammed any doors in our faces!

And when she decided to move her operations to the north side of town, near the campus of Northwestern University, that is when she stuck the motherload! That part of town has a lot of ritzy homes where many of the NU staff lived. And these folks appeared to have deeper pockets as nobody objected to the $1.25 price. That area also borders to the nearby suburb of Kennelworth, home to a lot of “old money” families!

After the sales were done, she sold a total of fifty-five cases at twelve boxes to a case. At one time, our living room resembled a warehouse stacked with case upon case of GS cookies. My mom became the unofficial inventory manager, keeping track to how many boxes of what variety was ready for delivery.

And not surprising, the thin mints were the biggest sellers as they still are in this day and age. It goes to show that people’s tastes do not necessarily change as much as one may realize!

It turned out that my sis became in the top five sellers of cookies in her district, and was the only one whose mom was not a scout leader! As a reward, she was able to go to a Girl Scout camp located near the Wisconsin border for two weeks for free, a premium that only a handful of Girl Scouts could ever reach!

And what did I get out of this assisting? I received a 1972 Girl Scout calendar in June(!), and a damaged box of Girl Scout cookies where most of the cookies were broken! I think the cookies I got was an Oreo-type knockoff. But I did enjoy them while tuning in on an episode of The Flip Wilson Show on TV.

So when you are visiting your local supermarket or any other retailer and you spy upon a group of Girl Scouts standing around a card near the store’s entrance, make sure that you do your part to grab a box or two of your favorite variety of cookies. It may cost you more than a buck and a quarter per box, but you are doing your part for the youth of America! (PS..I think I still have that calendar tucked away somewhere. I can always use it again in 2028!)
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NEWS AND REVIEWS

The Glendale Centre Theatre presents CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, a musical comedy about a group of women dedicated to doing their part in working their cooking skills set within a sub-basement of their community church.

The setting is the said basement kitchen located inside a Lutheran church in small town Minnesota. It’s the middle 1960’s, and the ladies in question consist of Mrs. Vivian Snustad (Kate Landro), Mrs. Marvis Gilmerson (Kristen Hamilton, Mrs. Karis Engelson (Charlotte Carpenter) and her daughter Miss Beverly Engelson (Amanda Walker). Their purpose in the church is to take charge in cooking dinners and treats that are part of various fund raising events. Overseeing everything is Pastor Genderson (Patrick Foley). These woman work hard in getting everything is proper order. Beverly helps when she is home from her studies at the University of Minnesota located in “the cities” not so far away from their little village. Over time, a few things are in its ever changing moments at the church, such as having the hymn book go from black covers to red, catering the funeral for the church’s janitor that maintained the heating system, and eventually arranging the wedding of Beverly a few years later. With their Norwegian heritage in play that features lutefisk (dried codfish) and lefse (potato pancakes) on the menu, it’s this fine group of women that keep their church in full fledged order!

This musical, with book by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehike, and music and lyrics by Drew Jansen, is a charming piece that is set in a period and location where everything seems to be simpler, in spite of those “changes” that is going on at the time. (Guitar music played during services?) The cast of the five performers that appear in this show take their characters to life where they are as appealing and delightful, even adding a northern Minnesota “accent” to their speech with a few you betchas and an uff da added for authentic flavor! Much of what these ladies create in their sub terrain kitchen space isn’t necessarily healthy as Miracle Whip is found in the icebox and Crisco is set inside the cupboard. An attempt of serving a vegetarian pasta dish throws them off a bit. But if they want to keep up with the times, so be it!

Many of the regular GCT behind-the-scenes crew members are once again involved in this production, from Steven Applegate’s transcribed musical direction, Paul Reid’s choreography, Angela Manke’s period costume design, to George Strattan’s stage direction. This team effort enhances the spirit to what this little theatre in Glendale strives for by presenting family friendly programs that appeal to its patrons! And in a few years (2022 to be exact), the GCT will commemorate its seventy-five years of existence! For a community theatre that’s been running for close to three quarters of a century, they must be doing something right! Shows such as this one proves this point!

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES is a stage piece that will please those that enjoy a musical that is irresistible as a good ol’ fashioned church luncheon. And remember–when lutefish is outlawed, only outlaws will have lutefisk!!

CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, presented by and performs at The Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 North Orange Street, Glendale, until March 9th. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM. No Sunday performance on March 3rd.
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GROUP (TV) THERAPY

According to a recent study released from the New York based marketing firm GfK MRI, half of all domestic viewers of television, and nearly 60% of young(er) viewers, watch in groups more than they were three years ago.

Some fifty-seven percent of the time co-viewing is done with a “significant other” (spouse, domestic partner, lover, etc.), 19% with kids, 16% with another adult family member, and 9% with friends. Almost half (48%) of TV watching is done as a co-view.

As to the source of TV programming, a little over half (52%) co-views their programming for the legacy pay services (HBO, Showtime, etc). 48% from a streaming service (Netflix, Hulu, etc.), while those of the “millennium” age (18-34) co-view streaming services at 72%.

As to the program genres, feature films are likely to be viewed by more than one person at a time. Children’s programming is more likely done as a family with parents/caretakers present with their kids.

And why do people watch TV as a group? They can spend time with one another watching the same show and to share the same experience.

This study was conducted by this marketing firm from research based on 24,000 in-person, in-home interviews, tracking levels of “cord disruption” among ten categorized viewing groups.

So is TV becoming a group event, or is watching moving imagery through an electronic device is still reserved as a solo activity? That all depends on what one is watching. Sporting events tend to take hold in terms of watching with more than one in the area of the TV machine. Over the previous Sunday, there were plenty of Super Bowl “watching” parties going on, where folks gathered together to have a mid-winter party-type event. Food was mostly likely served along with beverages, and people who may have known each other (if not attending as total strangers) were within the same area of the video device. Many took part of watching the many TV commercials that were at times more entertaining that the game itself. And yes, there was a football match going on as well!

Also, since this is in the middle of awards season, others may meet to view some kind of entertainment-based award presentation where trophies are presented for the best in this or the best in that, usually won for those that are known to the general public at large. (There are a lot of award shows going on that are not necessarily televised since those that are getting these certificates of merit aren’t famous! But that is another topic as that stands!)

Just as long as the program, be it a sporting event, an awards presentation, a scripted show, or any other video based topic of general interest is suitable to view in a group setting (and as long as the viewing device is big in screen size, and is of the highest picture quality possible), then viewing as a whole will be the thing to do. And in this day and age where people are slowly tending away from doing something or another in a group setting, then let the TV machine hold court. It may not be within the same realm of joining a bowling team or hosting a book club, but it does help!
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Sacred Fools Theatre Company presents the west coast premier of Jireh Breon Holder’s TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET, a drama about four young couples living in a rural community in Tennessee that deal to conceive justice, affection toward one another, and their own places in life during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.

The two couples consist of Sally (Kacie Rodgers) Bowzie (Derek Jackson), Tony (Shane Liburd) and Evelyn (Jaquita Ta’le). As Negro citizens, they all live within the shadow of racial strife. Sally is wishing to become a stylist, completing an education at a nearby beauty school. Bowzie is attending Fisk University in Nashville on a scholarship and wants to do better for himself. On campus, he becomes involved with the civil rights movement that has been suppressing the Negro population, especially in the deep south. He hears about a group of people called “Freedom Riders” that travel by bus to cities and communities throughout the southern states where segregation is intense. Many of these Freedom Riders, both white and black, have been threatened by those that don’t want them there, even using violent tactics to stop them. Bowzie wants to do what is right. Yet his wife Evelyn and his friends Sally and Tony think otherwise. There is the constant danger in what Bowzie desires to commit to and is willing to take the challenge. It’s the drama of four “colored” people that live through moral support, yet dwell under the dark cloud of discrimination and face suppression just because they are not white!

This play written by Jireh Breon Holder takes a historical point in 20th century American history and develops a melodrama that is both stirring and fiery in terms of emotion. The ensemble cast of these four players show their skills to portray their characters with a sense of believability through Michael A. Shepperd’s stage direction. The dialogue in honest in scope, even at times where the so-called “N” word is used to refer to what they are, but not in any derogatory stance! It’s part of how their community treated those that were colored, even through they were just as honest citizens compared to those of causation decent.

In addition to the play’s styling in terms of performance and writing scope, there are the stage visuals to note upon. Alex Calle’s set design (with the aid of associate set designer Levi Lack) showcases the home base that Bowzie and Evelyn live in, consisting of some rough and worn out furnishings, as well as a kitchen setup that is twenty five years behind the times. Naila Alladdin Sanders provides the costuming that displays the outfits from the era as nothing fancy, but nice. And Byron Batista’s hair and wig design also speaks for the period.

TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET is somewhat a slight step back to the themes of programs usually presented by the Sacred Fools Theatre group. Many of their shows tend to be within the fields of quirky, eccentric, and perhaps slightly off the wall. Since relocating to their new(er) digs in the heart of Hollywood’s “Theatre Row” along Santa Monica Blvd between La Brea to the west and El Centro to the east, the Sacred Fools have matured through their stance, yet still holds on to presenting a number of unique productions throughout their regular reason, including their infamous Serial Killers series performing on late Saturday nights and entering its 14th season. Let’s hope for more productions such as THFYP to be presented at The Fools for the many seasons to come!

TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET, presented by Sacred Fools Theater Company, and performs at The Broadwater Black Box, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd. (one block west of Vine Street), Hollywood, until March 2nd. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM. For ticket reservations or for more information on this show as well as all other productions as presented by the Sacred Fools, visit http://www.SacredFools.org
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The 46th ANNIE AWARDS, celebrating the best in animation in all moving image media, was presented on February 2nd at Royce Hall located on the campus of UCLA.

Among the many categories presented for animated television programs, feature films, and video games as well as a new category for virtual reality, were a selection of special awards to commemorate those that made their marks in the animation fields.

The June Foray Award, going to the person that posed a significant and benevolent or charitable impact on the art and industry of animation, was presented to the late Adam Burke for his achievement at Pixar as well as founding the Pixar Hospital Visit Program, where artists from the named animation studio visit community children’s hospitals to demonstrate animation techniques as well as arranging Pixar films screenings. The hospital visit program in now named in his honor.

A Certificate of Merit, awarded to an individual or organization for the service, art, craft, and industry of animation was given to Jason Jones for his volunteer services with the ASIFA-Hollywood chapter.

The Ub Iwerks Award, for the technical advancement that made a significant impact on the art or industry of animation, was awarded for the open source animation software program Blender.

The Winsor McCay Award, for the recognition for career contributions to the art of animation, was presented to three individuals. The first award was presented to the late Frank Braxton, the first African American who worked in the filed of animation in the 1950’s and 1960’s. The second award was presented to Ralph Eggleston for his involvement in Pixar in various capacities from art direction, writing, and animation direction. And the third award was given to Andrea Romano, a voice casting director.

Out of the many titles nominated for their individual categories, perhaps the most significant program achieved at the awards was for the Sony Pictures Animation feature Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, that won every single award it was nominated for including Best Animated Feature, making that title the real “winner” of all.

For the entire list of nominees and winners, visit the official Annie Awards website https://annieawards.org/
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FACEBOOK THE MUSIC -PART 3(?)

It seems that Facebook, the be-all-to-end-all spot within the social media cyberworld, isn’t what it used to be in terms of placing one’s self on the line for all to see!

A recent poll conducted by Toluna, a marketing firm geared for so-called “influencers” that exist in cyberspace to market products and/or services, asked 100 consumers in December of 2018 about the places on the ‘net that they would not trust in terms of keeping one’s information safe and secure, away from sources that may use such data for questionable, and perhaps evil purposes.

It seems that Facebook is now the least trusted company. Some 40% of those polled noted that Facebook holds the least amount of honor with it comes to keeping details safe from those that shouldn’t know those details.

Although 40% may not be a large amount from the 1000, its second place in line, Twitter and Amazon, a both tied in at 8%.

Uber, the ride hailing service, comes in next at 7% Google is cited by 6%. And Lyft, Uber’s biggest competitor, also ranks in at 6%. Apple comes in next at 4%, Microsoft, Apple’s biggest rival, comes in at 2%. Right at the very bottom of the heap is Netflix, coming in at 1%

It isn’t much of a surprise why Facebook has been ranked this bad. Within the past year, there have been reports that those outside (and perhaps inside) of the Facebook universe has been going through security breeches. Those in Russia and other places on the globe have been using this social media spot to place posts about activities and events geering to be steered toward another direction. And with those hacking away as real, imagined, or otherwise, gave those using the site a real reason to limit themselves, or just to totally back off!

This writer isn’t as surprised as well. Although we do hold a presence on the Facebook site, we don’t necessarily post anything that hasn’t been reviled on these pages on Accessibly Live Off-Line beforehand. And even thought this writer never had a personal place via Facebook, anything yours truly wanted to have others know about would also be listed through this head articles.

In fact, this same writer made a point to find out if we were able to get details from other Facebook “friends” without making any attempt to ask or prompt then to provide us with anything! Back around 2010, “a long, long, time ago” in terms of postmodern technology, we started an experiment to purposely post fake people on the site, creating a backstory for these folks that were eventually “never-weres”! We contacted others we found asking for “friendship” with these people. Soon over time, we ranked up a robust number of “friends”. We even went ahead of posting pictures (stock photos in reality) of people and events we claimed that were ours. There were people passing a real friends, relatives, family members, etc., as well as events that the fake person was involved with. In other words, we created a profile of a person and their activities that were anything but real.

Sure enough, we were able to mine some personal details of others based upon information provided by the other folks. For instance, we were able to get details of a (then) 14 year-old girl living in a small town in central Illinois, getting her address, phone number, where she went to school, etc. We also received information from others (adults mostly) that provided the same information. Again, none of this data was asked for. We just found it!

Over time, people got rather wise in listing such details. Some even went through a state to delete themselves off. A few walked away from their site, not posting anything for years! And the number of phony people we created still exist, although we did lose track of a few! And one of those people we created, a middle aged woman we called “Tiffi Purewhite” was part of a column we called “Tiffi’s Friends Say…”, that reprinted some of the comments and on-liners posted through Tifii’s 2500+ friends!

An example of that column, appearing in ALOL Vol. 17, No. 2-Week of January 9, 2012 is listed below..

I made it back safe and sound. Going to bed now.
-Paula

FYI It’s thundering and raining. Time for bed i’m tired gnite!
-Laura

Sun pm -Weekend ending. (Darn, have to work a Monday again!) Giggled over parts of the “Twilight” movie dialogue, got lots done on projects, ate at Renate’s deli, visited with Angie, read three books, good sermon on surviving tough times (like now for many)…reading, praying!
-Elisa

Long day but good day … I’m off to dreamland 🙂
-Aggi

Sometimes I really need to learn how to bite my tongue. Not sure if I’m praying for tact, or just how to count to a zillion before speaking. (What is a zillion anyone? Is that even a real number?)
-Kristine

As of January 9th, Tiffi has 1357 Facebook “friends” and counting!

So there you have it, folks! Granted, we won’t necessarily say that we told you so, but we were aware of the fact that one day, the ol’ cat’s gonna get out of the bag. However, with anything one does in cyberspace, one has to be careful. And although one can delete anything one could post, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s gone forever. There has been examples that posts, comments, tweets, or anything that can be linked to the source, is out there somewhere. It may exist as a saved file existing on a hard drive or in a “cloud”. It may have been reposted on another website somewhere, ready for access. In other words, it may be gone, but it’s not forgotten. All it would take to find it is in a search. And for those that do this as a hobby, that search is a lot easier to do than one can imagine!

We don’t know if that one-time fourteen year old girl in Illinois ever knew that we were able to find her if we wanted to. We has the chance, but just didn’t take it. But for the rest of you, just use common sense and play it safe! Besides, Facebook in our personal opinion isn’t the place to be as it once was. At first, it was rather amusing. In today’s scope, it’s now rather dull and even annoying! (See examples above!) But there are other places to go on the ‘net. After all, doesn’t one believe that people are as obsessed with their phones because they call call anyone they wanted on a whim! Right…?
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NEWS AND REVIEWS

Theatre 40 presents for its alternate program, ROD SERLING’S STORIES FROM THE ZONE, a pair of staged tales to astonish taken from Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone TV series.

The first saga, Mr. Garrity and the Graves takes place in the Arizona territory post of Happiness c.1890. A mysterious stranger arrives in this community who claims he can bring back the dead. The townsfolk at first find this man holding a questionable talent. But when they become convinced upon seeing a dead dog brought back to life, they take upon his offer, only to realize that those berried at boot hill should remain where they are, and pay this stranger handsomely to keep them where they belong–dead!

The second entry, Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?, takes place in a rural isolated area. There’s been a report that some kind of object falling from the sky. A pair of stare troopers visit a nearby diner to investigate where a bus loaded with passengers has just arrived. The bus driver knows he had six passengers aboard. But there are actually seven that departed the bus. Is one of these passengers an alien from another world in disguise?

These two stories, written by Rod Serling and adapted for the stage by Jeff G. Rack, are short pieces that fall between fantasy and science fiction with a narrative that is in line to a O. Henry scenario, complete with a surprising climax! A cast of performers that feature Mark Bate, John W. Combs, Yancey Durham, Henry Herman, Richard Large, Meghan Lloyd, Brianna Parcel, Brian Pope, Phillip Sokoloff, Toni Trenton, and Jeffrey Winner appear in both productions performing in repertory. Jeff Rack, director of “Martian”, appears as the narrator of these two short stories. Charles Mount directs “Mr. Garrity”, and Mr. Rack once again designs all of the sets.

The Twilight Zone has been called upon as one of the best recalled and most beloved TV series that have been part of the domestic video landscape for the past sixty years, and is one of the few forms of television that refuse to die! It’s been revised twice with new stories, and is subject to yet another revival! But the original run, with Serling writing a good number of these tales, had been part of repeats, marathon showings, and in today’s video landscape, the subject of binge viewing that keeps those tuning in coming back!

This program may become the first of a possible series of additional Serling penned T-Zone tales appearing on stage. There’s a lot more of these mini-epics to showcase culled from the dimension of sound, sight, and a state of mind that fall between shadow and light. Just look for the signpost up ahead…

ROD SERLING’S STORIES FROM THE ZONE, presented by Theatre 40 and performs at the Reuben Cordova Theatre, located within the campus of Beverly Hills High School, 241 South Moreno Drive (off little Santa Monica Blvd.) Beverly Hills, until February 17th. Showtimes are Monday, January 28th and February 11th, Tuesday, February 5th and 12th, Wednesday, February 6th, Thursday, February 7th, Friday, February 8th, and Saturday, February 16th at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, February 17th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Also performing in rep at Theatre 40 is Alex Goldberg’s It Is Done through February 19th. (See review Vol. 24. No. 3)

For ticket reservations or for more information on both shows, call (310) 364-0535, or visit online at http://www.Theatre40.org
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Continuing at The Lounge Theatre of Hollywood is Cindy Lou Johnson’s BRILLIANT TRACES, a play about a man and a woman that meet through very unusual circumstances at an equally unusual location.

The location is an isolated cable somewhere in the wilds of Alaska, the homestead of Henry (Chris Cardano). He works at an oil rig located in the state as a cook. When he’s off duty, he lives alone in the cabin leading a hermit’s life. One night during a blinding snowstorm, in walks Rosannah (Caitlin Carleton). She has been driving for days after her escape from a wedding ceremony–hers! Her car gets stuck in a snow drift, and nearly becomes frostbitten wandering in the snow and cold, still wearing her wedding gown! She barely arrives at the cabin alive but in semi-hysterics! Henry wonders what she is doing there. Upon her entrance while sleeping it off for a while from frostbite and her hysteric situation, the two begin to trace each other’s existence in where they are and where they came from. This meeting isn’t by chance, nor it resembles a “meet-cute” setup. It’s the tale of a modern hermit verses a runaway bride that took her fleeing into a very new extreme.

This single act play written by Cindy Lou Johnson takes upon a massive twist to a romantic comedy premise, and creates a drama of two lost souls that are misfound for totally different reasons. The pair of players, Caitlin Carleton and Chris Cardano, perform as an unlikely pair of people that maintain a personality-based chemistry with one another holding on with more conflict and pathos rather than with romantic intentions! The dialogue and drama moves within a quick pace once it gets itself going. With an eighty minute or so running time, one won’t know what will occur next! Kiff Scholl directs this program with those same rapid intentions in mind.

Among what is seen on the stage is John Mahr’s set design of the single room cabin, a place that is cozy and rather clean looking for a shack located in the middle of Alaska’s nowhere!

The only caveat to this play? It needs a second act! Perhaps the playwright left a few story stones unturned on purpose. That is what makes this play unique without being odd or strange. Then again, runaway brides may go far, but for 3000 miles?

BRILLIANT TRACES, presented by Red Sage Productions, and performs at The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. (one block east of Vine Street at El Centro), Hollywood, until February 10th. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM.

For tickets reservations, call (440) 465-8878, or via online at
http://our.show/BrilliantTraces
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THE POW & THE GIRL, Katrina Wood’s new play that’s speaks for a relationship between a grandfather and his granddaughter while the two become part of a struggle between one’s present and one’s past, makes its world premier at North Hollywood’s Sherry Theatre.

The setting is London in the 1980’s. Living in a small yet comfortable flat is Sarah (Samantha Mallory) a young adult attending a public university to obtain an educational certificate as a paramedic. She’s into the punk/new wave movement as many of her peers are, while working on hobbies such as playing the recorder (flute) and making plants grow by exposing music to them. She lives with her granddad (Chas Mitchell) as he is the only relative in her life. There is one element that keeps her granddad at bay. He still struggles with the memories he had while he was in the service during World War II. He was imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp, and although that was forty years after the fact, much of those harsh memories still linger. But Sherry has her own life to live, even taking upon a relationship with Paul (Adrian Burks) a young man also into the new wave movement as he lives with his disabled mother (Natalia Bibao). In spite of these trails and tribulations, Sarah stands true to her granddad, her boyfriend, and most importantly, herself.

This single act play written by Katrina Wood is based upon her own relationship with her father, British character actor Percy Herbert whose appearance in many TV programs and feature films made him as a familiar figure. His best known movie was The Bridge Over the River Kwai, where he played a prisoner of war inmate. When Percy served in WWII, he was actually imprisoned inside a Japanese POW camp. As to the play itself. It sparks an honest look between a young woman and her grandfather that come from different backgrounds. The granddad tends to live with his inner past suffering to what was once known as “shell shock”. Sarah as sassy as she tends to be at times, desires to do good for herself. She’s within the period where she is a responsible adult while holding the spirit of somebody much younger. She and her elder repel with one another at times, but it all comes out as good in the end. This is the idea to what this play is all about without attempting to provide a lesson to what is proper or what should be done about it. This notion is shown throughout. Trace Oakley’s stage direction keep the pacing in gear following this conviction in a progressive stretch.

Arron Grazer’s set design shows a number of the spots the story takes place with a few simple yet proper pieces of props and furnishings. But for most of the play’s stage time, it’s the humble flat of the named POW and the girl.

Also appearing is Lucas Helersson as Kyle, a bully-type that doesn’t take Sarah very seriously in what she wants in her life, and Jeffrey Gibson as the ghost of the Japanese soldier that kept guard at the POW camp during the war.

THE POW & THE GIRL is a story where two people generations apart still learn from one another, even with those demons still dwelling in the far off backdrop. Although those same demons are from long past, there is always that element to rise up to the occasion through its genteel moonlight serenade.

THE POW & THE GIRL, presented by Strongerwood Productions, and performs at The Sherry Theatre, 11052 Magnolia Blvd. (between Lankershim Blvd. and Vineland Avenue), North Hollywood, until February 16th. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, and Sunday afternoons at 5:00 PM. For ticket reservations, call
(800) 838-3006, or via online at https://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/3742908
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Megan Dolan’s solo show LEMUR MOM, a so-true-it’s-got-to-be-real tale on a post-modern mother who attempts to handle her toddler-aged child and the “special” needs he requires, performs at The Whitefire Theatre of Sherman Oaks for a limited run.

Megan herself is the mom in question. Her son Tyler is the focus of her story. As a mother raising her child in the second middle decade of the 21st Century, she could strive to be what’s known as a “Tiger Mom”, a mother figure that keeps her child in check by using an intense aggressive measure where the best is placed upon the kid to be the best as (s)he could be! However, she is quite the opposite as a mom who is rather passive and even timid in nature, wanting her child to be the best without the aggression and stress that comes with holding on to a Tiger Mom handle. What makes things complicated, Tyler isn’t quite the same as his peers. He is a rather picky eater, and won’t speak to the other kids during playdates. It seems that there is something not quite right. So thanks to her friend, good ol’ Google, she finds a specialist that can diagnose these behavior patters. It appears that Tyler may be autistic, or perhaps as someone with Aspergers, or maybe diagnosed with ADHD–or even with another ailment that could begin with the letter “A”! It’s a slice of life episode featuring a mom finding out more about her child as she finds out more about her own self.

This single person one act program written and performed by Megan Dolan, takes a situation that may become a crisis for some parents, while develops a presentation that is comical in substance, in spite of the seriousness to what her son holds emotionally. Her performance is rather bouncy, high in spirit, and shows that she is teetering close to being on the verge of having a nervous breakdown. But the trouper that she is, she rises to the occasion in the same notion that moms of this day and age holds on to! Wendy Hammers directs this program that flows in a very fast pace. With the use of a few props on stage as well as some semi-animated illustrations illuminated onto a rear screen as projected by Fritz Davis, the audience can witness the real story of one mom’s family, and how that kid with “special needs” can indeed be special in his own right!

This form of solo storytelling (illustrated), is part of those eight million stories found in the naked city–and this has been one of ‘em! With being a mommy-type in the eon where mothers must do everything for this child no matter what, it’s nice to know that Megan isn’t the only one like her out there! This performance is that living proof!

LUMUR MOM, presented as part of Solofest 2019, performs at The Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd (at Sunnyslope), Sherman Oaks. Performances take place on Sunday, March 31st, and Sunday, April 28th, both at 3:00 PM. Ticket reservations can be obtained online at http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/3570240
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) announced their nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards on January 22nd.

The following titles and names received the nomination for the following categories:

Best Picture

Black Panther (Disney)
BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Fox)
The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
Green Book (Universal)
Roma (Nexflix)
A Star Is Born (Warner Bros.)
Vice (Annapurna)

Best Actor

Christian Bale-Vice
Bradley Cooper-A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe-At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek-Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen-Green Book

Best Actress


Yalitza Aparicio-Roma
Glenn Close-The Wife
Olivia Colman-The Favourite
Lady Gaga-A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy-Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Director


Spike Lee-BlacKkKlansman
Paweł Pawlikowski-Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos-The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón-Roma
Adam McKay-Vice

As of this writing, a host has yet to be named for the awards ceremony, taking place on Sunday, February 24th at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center-Hollywood, and airs on ABC.

For a complete listing of all nominations, visit the official AMPAS web site at
http://www.Oscars.com
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During the previous week, The Golden Raspberry Foundation announced their list of nomination for the 39th RAZZIE Awards for the worst in feature films released in the previous calendar year.

The following titles and names has been selected for the worst in the following categories:

Worst Picture

Gotti (Vertial Entertainment)
The Happytime Murders (STX Entertainment)
Holmes & Watson (Sony/Columbia)
Robin Hood (Summit Entertainment)
Winchester (Blacklab Entertainment)

Worst Actor

Johnny Depp (Voice Only)-Sherlock Gnomes
Will Ferrell-Holmes & Watson
John Travolta-Gotti
Donald J. Trump (As Himself)-Death of a Nation and Fahrenheit 11/9
Bruce Willis-Death Wish

Worst Actress

Jennifer Garner-Peppermint
Amber Heard-London Fields
Melissa McCarthy-Happytime Murders and Life of the Party
Helen Mirren-Winchester
Amanda Seyfried-The Clapper

Worst Director

Etan Cohen-Holmes & Watson
Kevin Connolly-Gotti
James Foley-Fifty Shades Freed
Brian Henson-Happytime Murders
The Spierig Brothers (Michael & Peter)-Winchester
The RAZZIE Awards will take place on a date and location to be announced shortly.
For a complete listing of all nominations, visit the official RAZZIES web site at
http://www.Razzies.com
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS -NOW PAY UP!

For most folks, this is the time of the month when those credit card bills start to come rolling in that calculate all of the spending made on those cards from the previous billing cycle.

As one can guess, December is usually the time when spending is at its peak, where millions of folks that hold access to those plastic little cards with the magnetic strip on the backside (or the microchip embedded on the front surface) use that card or cards to make purchases of goods and services that cater to the festive seasons that fall within that time frame. And with that season comes all of the merrymaking associated with such.

That’s all fun and stuff. Now that it’s January, it’s a period to start anew. It’s also the time where it’s the moment to pay the piper. That is, to make sure that those goods are accounted for to those that sold you the items in question.

Yep! Reality struck, and for many, it hit rather hard! Some folks were so caught up into the merrymaking that was going on, one tends to forget what would be the results long after the holly and mistletoe is put away in bins, boxes, and/or garbage cans for the season or for good. And those results are slapped onto their faces.

This year, the folks that do business online rose up to their ranks to gain a good part of that seasonal retail pie. Ad spending for online retailers rose some 21% according to the marketing firm Standard Media Index. Department stores also saw that ad increase by about 7%, meaning that the push to get folks to buy stuff was rather intense. And being in those stores held quite an experience for many, from Black Friday through Christmas Eve. In fact, the day after Christmas, December 26th a.k.a. Boxing Day, the retails outlets both in-store and on-line did see a massive amount of shopping. This was the day where folks went to the physical stores to return gifts received but unwanted, trade up those gifts for something they did desire, or to use those gift cards folks received as gifts to purchase something or another.

But now that the shopping is completed, it’s the moment to pony up. Granted, many credit card providers do offer some sort of premium where one receives some kind of point system calculation for discounts and/or credits as a reward for being loyal to the card. This method allows those to use the card while getting something in return–outside of a bill of course! And those rewards may lead of other notions, depending on the card provider. However, with many using physical cards, or through other methods of payments from online banking to many of the phone apps that exist, there’s always something to give and get in return!

Although the seasonal shopping may be already put to bed, there’s always more deals to find. If one wanted those big-deal 4K television machines, many retailers will offer sales close to the end of January as tied in with the Super Bowl game. The notion for this is to convince those TV set buyers that if one is going to host a Super Bowl watching party, it’s best to grab a bigger and sharper TV set to see each and every play in its finest detail! Even if one didn’t care so much for the game, that time is best to get a set, even though the Christmas, etc. season is lost past!

Then again, there are the January “white” sales to get linens and towels. But that’s for those that keep a household. Then again, one can wash their hands over the deal while binge watching their favorite video series on the streaming channel of choice on that 55” 4K high(er) def video device!
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NEWS AND REVIEWS

Theatre 40 present Alex Goldberg’s IT IS DONE, a play that deals with three people in a roadside diner, each one possessing a specific journey in mind that doesn’t take a physical path.

Kurtis Bedford is Hank, the proprietor of a diner and bar located in an isolated part of a “middle of nowhere” location. The place receives little to no customers since it’s too far away from anywhere. A raging windstorm is causing havoc from the outside. Two mysterious travelers come in. The first one is Jonas (George Villas). He’s on some kind of escape. He’s not running away from someone, but from something that isn’t physical. He’s been having some kind of thoughts dealing with his past. He calls them dreams, but appears to be more of nightmares. As he and Hank are downing shots, in walks Ruby (Kate Whitney), She enters because her car broke down and wants to call roadside service for assistance. She joins the three and becomes interested in Jonas’ thought demons. But there is more than a basic curiosity factor that Ruby desire to know. Where did she come from? Why did Jonas arrive to a lonely diner just to ease his thoughts through booze? Is Hank just trying to get lucky with Ruby? It just might to a chance encounter between these three, or is it really just a “chance”?

This single act play composed by Alex Goldberg starts out as a basic story of three people brought together through circumstance where personal issues come out in the open, but later changes into a method that holds supernatural tendencies. These story points makes this play very interesting, if not challenging. It holds a selection of plot twists that takes form as the play progresses, becoming darker in terms of mood and ambiance. The cast of three are very likable, in spite of the program’s basic temper factors. Kurtis Bedford as Hank is more of the “fall guy”. His traits speak for what he does at the diner, such as amusing himself while awaiting for customers. (It has to do with ogling through girly magazines while he “spanks his monkey”!) George Villas as Jonas is calm yet neurotic, attempting to run away from something he isn’t too sure of. And Kate Whitney as Ruby is more of a mature yet sexy woman that holds more power than one could believe. All of these characters add to a production that is amusing at first yet alters to dramatic, with a healthy blend of mystery that isn’t easy to solve–assuming that there is a notion to solve a case in its first place!

Jeff Rack, Theatre 40’s residential set decorator, directs this play that moves in a steady clip, never letting itself go from its opening scene to its taxing conclusion. The play itself may not please everyone through its result as it doesn’t necessarily hold a traditional conclusion that one could expect. But to those that appreciate its sense of mystery, it hits the mark hard!

And yes, Mr. Rack also dresses the stage set, complete with all of the stock items one can expect in an isolated diner set in that middle of nowhere, from deer heads mounted to the walls, a rotary dial pay phone affixed on the wall, to a classic style corner jukebox loaded with Hank Williams’ greatest hits!

IT IS DONE sets the mood and spirit to another production that Theatre 40’s will present in repertory, a staging of a pair of classic Twilight Zone episodes originally written by Rod Serling call Rod Serling’s Stories From The Zone. That production will be the focus of a separate review that will appear in the next issue of Accessibly Live Off-Line.

IT IS DONE, presented by Theatre 40 and performs at the Reuben Cordova Theatre, located within the campus of Beverly Hills High School, 241 South Moreno Drive (off little Santa Monica Blvd.) Beverly Hills, until February 19th. Showtimes are Monday, February 4th, and 18th, Tuesday, January 29th and February 19th, Wednesday, January 30th and February 19th, Thursday, January 31st and February 14th, Friday, January 25th, Saturday, January 26th and February 9th at 8:00 PM, and Sunday, February 3rd and 10th at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

For ticket reservations or for more information, call (310) 364-0535, or via online at http://www.Theatre40.org
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The Road Theatre Company of North Hollywood presents as its second production for its 2018-19 season, Jason Karasev’s DEATH HOUSE, a saga of a seasoned chaplain assigned to a prison death row complex who passes the assignment to a younger man in the ministry, only to engage in conflict with each other along with their next client who is about to be executed.

The setting is an unnamed state prison located somewhere in the nation. George (Sam Anderson) is a chaplain whose mission is to comfort death row prisoners that are about to be put to death for their committed crimes. He’s been at this job for over twenty years. Entering a stage of retirement, he will pass this job to Allen (Chase Cargill), a younger preacher at a regional Christian church. Allen became an admirer of George since he was a youth, sitting through a number of church services that George conducted. Now it’s time for Allen to do what his mentor has done for years. The two meet in the room at the prison where the death row inmate would spend their last few hours before entering the galleys. The room is dressed with a few furnishing consisting of a sofa, a writing desk, an end table, and a side chair. Not necessarily the comforts of home, but much better than a barren prison cell. George attempts to teach Allen his pointers on how to do his job. Allen, still a bit nervous, finds out about a number of elements from this newly minted assignment of his. He learns that his superior has this method set in different ways as he holds. These differences raises a number of conflicting issues that turn temperamental. But then there is the person who will be placed to death: Lilliana (Verity Branco), a young woman that lived through a troubled domestic life on the outside. Now it’s her time, and George and Allen are there to offer their serenity. But is there any comfort presented to Lilliana? And will Allen discover success in being the new prison chaplain, in spite of what George has done for the past number of years?

This play was first presented through a number play writing workshops through the recent years, including The Road Theatre’s Summer Playwrights Festival in 2017. This stage version presented as a world premier, holds a number of episodes of intense drama. Its first act deals with the conflicts of a pair of “men of the cloth” that shows little to resemble in what they preach! George the elder, and Allen, the new recruit, can’t seem to get along with each other, almost engaging in an intense fight! Its second act shows their dealing with death row inmate Lilliana, one of the few female prisoners that will be set to take the last mile. This is where redemption sets in. Perhaps this redemption is the only moment where this stage presentation displays anything that is close to being upbeat.

The three cast members that appear in this program holds toward their own personalities. San Anderson as George is the senior of the bunch that has gone through this death row process more than anyone of recent times. Chase Cargill as Allen is the youthful “preacher man”-type that is married with a child on the way. He could fit in any Christian-esque church created for a post-modern audience. And Verity Branco as Lilliana knows why she is in the inside, and why she is about to meet her fate. Her crime was committed for a reason, and she regrets in what she did. But justice must take part in her ordeal.

Michael Peretzian directs this performance that shows a range of drama that can become tender and bitter, with a light touch of humor. (Nervous humor at that!) This blend of emotions make what this play proves itself to be. That in spite of what has been done and what will take place, one can be more connected to elements that one may desire to admit.

With a title and theme as DEATH HOUSE, it won’t be a spoiler alert to state that this play is on the “down” side. There won’t be a happy ending presented, or at least, a happy ending that is of the traditional sense. Then again, its moral to the story can be described that it’s never too late to mend one’s heart or being. It just has to be executed (no pun intended) in the right practice.

DEATH HOUSE, presented by and performs at The Road Theatre Company, 5108 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, until March 10th. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.

For tickets and for further details, call (818) 761-8838, or via online at
http://www.RoadTheatre.org
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FEELING THE EARTH MOVE

In the category of “Real Stories from Life”, this humble writer will present an actual tale taken from somebody’s own personal domain. Although the story we are about to present is true, no names were changed become there is really nobody to protect. In fact, all names mentioned within this article are not only true and accurate, but are being stated because of genuine accuracy. Read on…

A good friend of this writer named Kurt got married to his long time sweetheart Karen in early 1994. They were living in Chicago at the time, and spent their honeymoon at a ski resort just north of London, Ontario where they spend their weekend on the slopes. They didn’t spend much time there, only being gone between Friday through Sunday, but once they were going to come back, they were going to get their apartment in order.

Kurt had a brother who lived at the time in Northridge, California, a community that was part of Los Angeles proper located in the San Fernando Valley. Kurt’s brother, whose name won’t be mentioned due to his insistence, lived in an apartment unit located off Nordoff Street, not too far away from a shopping center and other businesses. Kurt’s brother called the happy honeymooners while they were at their resort on his cellular phone he had for the job he held at the time. Kurt and Karen accepted his congrads as the newlywed couple since he wasn’t able to attend their wedding held a few days beforehand. All were pleased to hear from the brother with his many good wishes.

On that Monday upon their return, Kurt was tuned in to the local all-news radio station, WBBM as he tends to do each morning. Around 6:30 AM (CST), the station broke off of their usual reports of time, temp, and traffic to report that there was a massive earthquake that hit the Los Angeles region. There were the early reports that the earthquake was intense in strength. As the local news reports were stating to trickle in, the station was able to get in contact with the station’s Los Angeles affiliate, KNX, presenting on-the-spot coverage. As the hours passed and reports of the devastation were stated to come in, there was a blurb that the earthquake’s epicenter was centered in the community of Northridge–the same community that Kurt’s sibling lived!

Of course, attempting to call anyone in that area was fruitless. All phone lines were either jammed or down. Anyone who tried to make a call to any number in the 818 area code received a recording that all circuits were busy. Although Kurt constantly tried to call his brother to check in on his status, all attempts failed.

Around 8:00 AM (CST), Kurt’s phone rang. It was his brother calling on his newfangled cell phone. For some reason or another, he was able to get through to Kurt. He did report that he was able to get out of his apartment unit safely. He was stating on the street with other folks from the unit, all huddled together. He was stating that most, if not all people who lived in the building was able to escape safely. Of course, it occurred around 4:30 AM local time where many folks were sound asleep. Many of these people were in their bathrobes, or were able to put on whatever clothing they could find. One person was even wearing an ugly looking Christmas sweater he received as a gag gift as his company office party. Kurt was able to get as much news he could from his brother. However, the phone Kurt’s sibling was using wasn’t fully charged, and within twenty or so minutes, the batteries died and the phone’s connection were cut off.

Kurt and Karen tried to keep abreast over the news stories that were coming in through the radio and the major TV networks. They couldn’t watch any coverage via CNN since the unit they rented out didn’t have cable TV installed yet as that was scheduled by the CATV company for the next week!

This little episode could be billed on how the modern technology at the time became a godsend. Kurt’s brother was able to use his portable phone device while landlines were totally down, and would remain down for weeks afterward. And that other communication device called “the internet” wasn’t available on a large scale. So the only forms and means of getting news and details out was whatever phone lines one could find (if any), or through radio, television, and print, although print was the slowest means of news.

Of course, that was some twenty five years ago, and a lot has changed since that third week of January of 1994. In today’s post modern world, the details on getting specific news out for anything of that scale, or even details on trivial events, can take place within seconds. If is quite possible to stream video from one’s newfangled smartphone to a number of social media platforms. Still imagery can also be send as events occur. Although a number of these forms of aspects involve events of importance such as the recent wildfires that broke out in California last November, anyone can bring out details or any event as they happen. Folks are also using this method to stream family events, such as Kurt and Karen’s wedding (and honeymoon) if they married twenty five years after the fact!

And with more technology that’s coming in droves, there may be a time were said communication can arrive via a number of smart devices found in a home, a vehicle, or wherever one can be. The possibilities are endless!

Today, Kurt and Karen are now living in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, but not in Northridge! They have two kids. One will graduate high school this spring while the other is in the first year of grad school at California State University located in (where else?) Northridge! Kurt’s brother’s apartment unit was “yellow tagged”, meaning that the building suffered minor damage but was still inhibitable. Kurt’s bro eventually moved to another place in Los Angeles proper. He met a woman who was an “illegal” alien from El Salvador. They had a child, and eventually separated. And twenty five years later, the above story now falls as a nostalgic memory. Granted, it wasn’t anything of a festive nature, but does fall into the category of the so-called eight million stories in the naked city. This tale was indeed one of ‘em!
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NEWS AND REVIEWS

Theatre 40 of Beverly Hills presents for its seventeenth season, the return engagement of Katherine Bates’ THE MANOR, a play that speaks of a rise and tragic fall involving a very dignified family living in one of the nation’s prestigious communities.

The story begins in the roaring 20’s, where liquor flowed if one will find it, jazz music was all the rage, and fortunes were climbing at sky high paces. The MacAlister family that made its capital gains in mineral mining as headed by Charles MacAlister (Darby Hinton), is celebrating the wedding between his son and heir Sean (Eric Keitel) and the blushing bride Abby (Annalee Scott). As the two are joined in marriage, Charles meets up with his friend based in Washington DC, Senator Alfred Winston (Daniel Leslie) on a business opportunity. It appears that in the US territory of Hawaii, the Navy desires to build a naval base station within the location known as Pearl Harbor. Alfred asks Charles for a $100,000 loan to finance this development. In return for the requested amount, Alfred would receive exclusive rights to mine a valued mineral deposit that Charles operates. This well intended exchange opens in what later becomes a scandal developing into government bribery, business corruption, and an overall disgrace to this wealthy family estate leading up toward dire consequences. This aftermath not only involves Charles, but to the others within this domain set high among their “quaint” 50+ room estate overlooking the bedroom community village called Beverly Hills.

This original play written by Katherine Bates was inspired upon the actual family of Edward Doheny, who made his fortune in oil production. He was involved with tactics that later lead to a bribery misconduct known as the “Teapot Dome Scandal” that followed upon the breakup of the Standard Oil monopoly in the early part of the 20th century. What makes this play rather unique, outside of the fact that the plot is inspired by actual events that involves greed, corruption, family disgrace, and even death, but the settings takes place at Greystone Mansion, a 46,000 Sq. Ft. building and estate once owned by the Donehy family. Many of the play’s backdrops are founded in what did occur within the mansion when Edward “Ned” Doheny, son of Edward Sr., took his own life with a pistol. (The reasons leading up to this death vary, but it was indeed billed as a murder-suicide!) The play itself offers plenty of drama as depicted by the cast members that also include Carol Potter as Marion MacAlister, Kira Brannlund as Henrietta Haversham Pugh, Melanie MacQueen as Cora Wilson, Martin Thompson as family attorney Frank Parsons, Esq. with Daniel Lench as James the butler, Katherine Henryk as Ursula the housekeeper, and Ester Richman as Ellie, the mute maid.

As to how this play is set up. It takes place within a handful of rooms in the mansion where the audience is broken up into three groups. After the first scene is performed, each group is lead by one of the domestic staff into another nearby room where a second scene is presented. Then the groups, rotating to other rooms, witness yet another unfolding scene. These scenes performed for the selected audience groups are presented in a different order, but not out of context as each scene keeps its continuity in check. The background of the mansion itself serves as the backdrop giving this production an authentic feel. Each room offers limited stage furnishings as the original furniture and other decor has long been removed. David Hunt Stafford & Jackie Petras provides the set design that is part of the play, rather then to the actual building where this showpiece is housed.

THE MANOR has been part of Theatre 40’s repertory since 2002, offering limited run performances at the location where many of the inspired stage settings developed. If one attends this performance, one will see just a small glimpse of a humble home built when elegance, even at an excess, was at its peak. They don’t build places like these anymore, and it’s just as well! Along with viewing the homestead and the grounds, one will witness a great play that’s fully loaded with all the drama that such a stage work firmly allows.

THE MANOR, presented by Theatre 40 in association with the city of Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Department, performs at the Greystone Mansion located within Greystone Park, 905 Loma Vista Drive (north of Sunset Blvd. off Mountain Drive), Beverly Hills, until January 27th. Showtimes are January 17th, 18th, and 25th at 6:00 PM, at 1:00 PM on January 19th, and 27th, and at 2:00 PM January 16th, 23rd, and 24th. For further information and for ticket reservations, call (310) 364-3606, or via the website http://www.Theatre40.org
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The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony was held on January 13th from the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, and was aired on the CW Network.

Taye Diggs served as the master of ceremonies where awards were presented by the choosing of The Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, presenting the best in television programming and feature films.

Among the many awards that were presented, ranging from Best Ensemble Cast (feature films), Best Actor/Actress in a Comedy/Drama (ilm/television), Best Supporting Actor/Actress in Feature/TV, Best Action Feature, etc., two special awards were presented.

Claire Foy was awarded as part of the #SeeHer movement where females are presented in movies and TV shows in a positive and progressive light, and Chuck Lorre was awarded the Creative Achievement Award for his work in the production of such TV series as (among others), Roseanne, Cybill, Grace Under Fire, Two and a Half Men, and his current work, The Kominsky Method.

The Best Picture Award was presented to the feature film Roma.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association consist of members who work as professional journalists that write and review films and TV shows in publications that exist through multimedia outlets. (Disclaimer: This writer is a member of the BFCA.)

For a complete listing of all titles nominated and its associated winning categories, visit http://www.CriticsChoice.com
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THE CHANGES ARE A-TIMIN’!

As the Christmas/holiday decorations are already socked away for the next eleven months in boxes and related storage containers, the Christmas trees are stuffed in trash and recycle bins (or sitting along street curbs) ready for pickup, and the January white sales are going on in full tilt at retail outlets in-store and online, it’s time to wipe the slate clean and start anew.

This starting anew always serves as a bittersweet act where one may look behind themselves to see all of the events and notions that went on within the past twelve months, while looking forward to the good and perhaps not-so-good times that may or may not happen. Although one can’t predict to what will take place, at least one can plan to arrange for an event to appear, or at least appear in a way that might just make some kind of sense to it all!

And that is what this here newsletter has in mind. Although our company fiscal year is now in its second half, the newsletter itself runs under the calendar year. And since we are speaking for the newsletter, it’s about time that this writer lays a few ideas around that we, the editorial staff, would like to get around doing, or “talking” about doing.

We have been churning out this newsletter for some twenty-three years. Granted, being 23 isn’t that spectacular. Usually anniversaries are commemorated when something is ten years old, or twenty, twenty-five years, and so on. It will be our silver anniversary come 2021–should we live that long! But recalling the day one was born is looking back. We are going to look forward.

First, we will still continue to place news and reviews of community theater based within the Los Angeles region. We dwell in a media town. Los Angeles, or to be specific, “Hollywood”, is the movie making capitol in the world! Any civilized spot on the globe that can house a moving picture theater runs American movies. Many places that has access to television signals and/or higher speed internet access programs television shows–many of such coming from the USA by way of Hollywood. And theater is a distant cousin to movies and TV. What brings these mediums together is the talent behind it all, mostly in the form of writers, directions, costumers, and of course, actors! And local theater can keep these people in the limelight to make way for movies and/or TV. Sure, stage theater may not reach a vast audience as a TV show or feature film could, but these folks are ready and willing to hone their crafts while hoping to become “discovered”. And out of all of the columns appearing in each edition of ALOL, the theater reviews are the most read–number one! So those theater reviews won’t ever go away, or at least not through our making.

Movie reviews still holds its mark here, although the luster has faded within the last few years. Since the internet as we know it began some twenty five or so years ago, movies became one of many topics discussed on the ol’ world wide web. One of the oldest domains that exist in cyberspace land–the Internet Movie Data Base a.k.a.. http://www.IMDB.com, began as a “bulletin board” around 1990 where early computer users could post information about their favorite movies. Since then, many places on the ‘net offered movie news and reviews. However, we will continue to post our reviews of feature films. It may not be as often as a review of a stage play, but they will still be coming around!

One element we may cut back on is our opening column. Over audits we have conducted, we asked a selected number of our subscribers on what columns you tend to read and articles you pass over. The opening column are the ones that tends to be less read. There wasn’t any specific reason to why folks are going directly to “page two”. We can just guess that there is too much to read from other sources out there, both real or otherwise! The amount of other journalists who range from staff reporters to solo bloggers post articles on a more timely basis–daily, hourly, even as events occur. As much as we would like to be on-the-spot so to speak, we are just limited to letting one know what’s going on every seven days. So there may (and we do mean may) be an issue where we won’t hold an opening column. We will just get into the news and reviews. But as things occur, everything is subject to change without notice. At least you were warned for what it’s worth.

But as the news arrises to what we are going to do in 2019, we will let all of you know. We won’t keep you on hold. If we have breaking news, we are going to bust it through these pages! If there won’t be anything to report that fits within our scope, then so be it! After all, no news is good news. We don’t believe in ghosts, so we won’t go around donning a white sheet over ourselves to do our share of ghosting! We will be serving as a friendly ghost looking for a friend!

So as we haul the wrapping paper in the trash and/or recycle bins while making sure that the gifts we got had store receipts with them so we can exchange those gifts for something we really want, it’s all hope for a great “end-of-the-teens” decade. Can you dig it?
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NEWS AND REVIEWS

The Glendale Centre Theatre opens their 2019 season of comedy plays and musicals with Ruth Hale’s A BUNDLE OF TROUBLE, a story about a father’s unplanned “visit” with his daughter as dictated through his separated spouse.

Randy Marquis is Jeff Baker. He’s a semi-employed inventor who’s working on some sure fire creation for a large company that involves some kind of concoction sporting a rather pungent odor that involves mixing this concoction in his bathtub inside of his San Francisco apartment. His spouse Annette (Megan Blakeley), who separated from Jeff a few years beforehand, holds a more solid career. In fact, she is on assignment for a company based task that requires a trip to South America. Since she will be gone for eight weeks, she leaves their adolescent daughter Abby (Isabella Ponce) in Jeff’s care. His fatherly skills isn’t so up to par as he doesn’t keep house (he’s a mess) and can’t cook as he lives on sardines and bowls of corn flakes and Coke poured in the bowl of cereal! Adding to Jeff’s confusion is his landlady Mrs. Applby (Jackie Sanders), her slightly ditzy adult daughter Lu Ann (Erica Farnsworth), Jeff’s business partner and closest friend Ivan Hall (John David Wallis) who is there to get his buddy out of his domestic jams, Preston Conway (Brett Gustafson) Annette’s fiancé (never mind the fact that Jeff and Anette never officially divorced), Merced Mason (Faith Streng) who is part of the local Child Welfare department keeping her eye on Jeff’s parenting skills, Abby’s adolescent friend Everett Comstock (Van Brunelle) who is growing to be a future wiseass, and Molly the Dog. (Billed as “Bubba Brunelle”.) All of these characters, along with Jeff attempting to invent a “next big thing”, leads toward his personal bundle of trouble.

This play, written by Ruth Hale, the great grandparent of the family that currently operates the Glendale Centre Theatre, is a breezy comedy that holds a hearty slice of cuteness and charm that doesn’t rely upon heavy sided sight gags, lame jokes, or anything connected to post-modern sitcom-esquee humor. (James Castle Stevens, who also directs this showpiece, adapted this play for this staging.) The ensemble cast do work well with one another in a fittingly meaning stage setting. With the grace of the fellow cast members, Randy Marquis as Jeff is the real star of this program. He can neatly play out his role as the dad that does stumble and fall on occasion, but still keeps a golden heart and soul!

The current season of plays and musicals at the GCT will be offering a total of nine shows throughout the year. Following this show will be the Jim Stowell-Jessica Zuehlke, and Drew Jansen musical comedy Church Basement Ladies opening on February 8th, Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic The Pirate of Penzance on March 15th, the world premier musical Rex & Bob’s Excellent Misadventure on April 27th, Dan Goggin’s Nunsence on May 17th, the Nancy Frick comedy Four Weddings and an Elvis on June 28th, the Terrence McNally-Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical Ragtime on August 3rd, the stage version of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir on September 20th, the world premier of Dracula The Musical on October 19th, and rounding out the season is the annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on November 22nd.

Visit the theater’s website for more details on all of these forthcoming shows.

A BUNDLE OF TROUBLE, presented by and performs at The Glendale Centre Theatre, 324 North Orange Street, Glendale, until February 2nd. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM, with Thursday night performances at 7:30 PM starting on January 17th.
For more information, call (818) 244-8481, or via online at
http://www.GlendaleCentreTheatre.com
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FOREVER BROOKLYN, the story of a nice Jewish kid from New York’s most famous borough and his dream of becoming a stand up comic while facing the challenges of his family, his neighborhood, and the local goodfellows that keep things in order, makes its west coast premier at The Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks.\

Danny DiTorrice appears as Melvin Kaplokis. He’s an adolescent kid living in Brooklyn, USA, the only place in New York that really matters! We first find him in the middle 1950’s, where life is rather simple, or it just seems to be. He lives with his mother and dad who runs a record shop, and a pair of younger and older sisters. Melvin’s big dream is to become a stand up comedian, telling jokes while singing parody versions of songs taken from the hit parade. He can entertain his family as well as his aunt and uncle, but there is more to being a comic than to his own clan. He can move on to performing in those resorts located upstate in what’s known as the “Borscht Belt”, an area where folks, especially those of the Jewish persuasion, head off each summer to beat the heat of the city. Melvin even picked out his own stage name–Mel King! But getting to fame can be a tough task. His father and elder sister discourage him, while his mother and younger sis give their blessings. He also must face the goombas that run the neighborhood. Melvin is even hired by one of the mobsters to deliver packages in exchange for giving ”protection” for his dad’s record shop. But fate has it when Melvin-Mel in this case, is given his big break. A local radio DJ that plays that new music called “rock ‘n’ roll” hooks him up with a talent agent that arranges a spot on The Tonight Show! It appears that Mel is on his way to comedy fame! Will Mel hit it off telling jokes that will make ‘em laugh? Will his mother encourage him enough to have her say “My Son, the comedian”? Will the local paisanos that keep the neighborhood in check keep Mel at their side or do they have their own plans? And will this boychik ever find a nice Jewish girl to settle down with?

This solo show, written and directed by Mark Wesley Curran (who for the record, isn’t from Brooklyn and isn’t Jewish), is a loving tribute to life in one of American’s favorite communities when it was a working class area full of people from different ethnicities and places of origin that worked and lived together is some form of harmonious state.

Danny DiTorrice as Melvin Kaplokis holds enough personality where he is friendly and upbeat enough that you would want to take him home to meet the family. In other words, he’s a nice young man only a mother could love, and so will the audience! Not only he can act and perhaps tell a good one-liner with a little corn added for good measure, but he can sing–sort of! Throughout the performance, he singes a few comical versions of songs of the era, along with a few traditional musical numbers. It’s not rock ‘n roll, but it ain’t Sinatra either! It’s just Mel attempting to hit the big time!

Although Danny DiTorrice is the only one gracing the stage, there is more to see while he’s on the floorboards. Allison Cromwell’s set design is rather simple, just consisting of a large living room chair, an upright floor lamp, a small round table with a pair of legacy phones placed on the tabletop, and a super heterodyne radio receiver. These objects depicts the family homestead and other places found through his life. These things are just enough to show that Melvin’s world is a lot bigger than it seems, and rightly so.

Today, Brooklyn is one of the hottest and perhaps most trendy places to live in New York outside of Manhattan. Many of the old-country Jews have since moved away to the outer regions of suburbia or have died. Stand up comics are now turing to social media to get themselves discovered. The local pro ball team that sold itself to “Hollywood” years ago has yet to return. And thanks to air conditioning and cheap(er) airfare, running off to the Catskills for the summer has taken a different stance. But Brooklyn still remains where it is, and will be present for generations to come. FOREVER BROOKLYN is a show for those that were there, or for those that wish they were! And as the local mobsters could say, bada-bing!

FOREVER BROOKLYN, presented by the West Coast Performing Arts Presenters, performs at The Whitefire Theatre, 13500 Ventura Blvd. (at Sunnyslope), Sherman Oaks, until February 9th. Showtimes are Saturday nights at 7:30 PM.
For ticket reservations or for more details, call (800) 838-3006, or online at
http://www.BrownPaperTickets.com/Event/3613939
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