The Zig’s “The Light in the Piazza” Shines

I saw The Light in the Piazza for the first (and only) time when I was probably fifteen or sixteen at the Ahmanson in downtown … Continue reading

The Drowsy Chaperone does what a musical is supposed to do

The show opens and proceeds for the first few minutes in complete darkness. A companionable male voice begins speaking. “I hate theater,” the voice says. “Well, it’s so disappointing, isn’t it?” This voice, which belongs to a lonely, and musical-loving divorcee called Man in Chair (rendered with an affable believability by Doug Caldwell), offers up a prayer as he always does before a play, “…let it be short… keep the actors out of the aisles… I just want to be entertained. I mean, isn’t that the point?” It so happens, I say pretty much this same prayer before any show too, and I can gladly report, that The Drowsy Chaperone at Center Point Legacy Theatre answers that prayer. Continue reading

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