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VIDEO: Meet Bruiser: Frankie the Dog from Legally Blonde: The Musical

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Meet Frankie, the Four-Legged Star of Legally Blonde: The Musical

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) One member of Cabrillo Music Theatre’s cast of Legally Blonde: The Musical has never taken an acting class, danced in a chorus or sung a single note. In fact, before joining the show he had never even been inside a theater. The actor’s name is Frankie. He’s a Chihuahua. Frankie plays […]

Miller and Fox Envision Good People with Importance

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) After 30 years as a theater performer, choreographer, director and producer, Janet Miller is finally graduating. At least, that’s how Miller’s longtime friend and new business partner Kimberly Fox puts it. Piggybacking off the production of Miller’s latest directorial effort, the Hollywood Fringe Festival’s A Man of No Importance, the two have […]

The Katrina Comedy Fest Celebrates Triumph in Disaster

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) Think of Hurricane Katrina, and the images that probably come to mind are wind and rain pounding the flooding streets of New Orleans, people standing on rooftops waiting to be rescued, or the cleanup process that dragged on for years. But according to The Katrina Comedy Fest, tales of destruction, chaos and […]

An American Journey with BOB

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) An unlikely pair of offerings at a White Castle fast food restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, inspired playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb to write BOB: A Life in Five Acts. While working at Actors Theatre in Louisville, Nachtrieb noticed that the White Castle between his hotel and the theater was advertising a “romantic” Valentine’s Day dinner, complete […]

A Peter Pan for Grown-Ups

(Originally published in LA STAGE Times) Peter Pan, the flying boy from Neverland, may never grow up, but with the looming West Coast premiere of Michael Lluberes’ play Peter Pan: The Boy Who Hated Mothers, his story has officially left the kids’ table. Blank Theatre is opening Lluberes’ adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s original play and novel, directed by Ovation winner Michael […]