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2007 Stories by Robrt L. Pela

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  • Happy Jew Year

    published December 27, 2007

    What do you do while you’re waiting for your hit stage play to be adapted into a feature film starring Henry Winkler and Carrie Fisher?... More >>

  • Taylore Mahogany Scott

    published December 20, 2007

    She’s got the lead in Black Theatre Troupe’s production of Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change, but actress Taylore Mahogany... More >>

  • Sweet Caroline

    published December 20, 2007

    If there’s a criticism to be leveled at Black Theatre Troupe for presenting Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change, it’s that... More >>

  • Reviews and Previews of What's Running Now

    published December 20, 2007

    Anything Goes: Not to be confused with the super-cheesy '70s game show of the same name (Remember? Pie fights and challenge... More >>

  • Trite Christmas

    published December 13, 2007

    I've made a career out of carping about what an unsightly city we live in, and bitching about our hellish, nine-month-long summers has become my... More >>

  • Hail César

    published December 13, 2007

    Admit it: You hear the name “César Chávez” and your mind goes straight to farm-worker strikes and cheesy one-liners... More >>

  • Kerry McCue

    published December 6, 2007

    She's no princess, but Nearly Naked favorite Kerry McCue (starring this week and next in that company's Metamorphoses) is as close to... More >>

  • Greek Tragedy

    published December 6, 2007

    I'd been looking forward to Nearly Naked Theatre's production of Metamorphoses ever since they announced it as part of their lineup two... More >>

  • Reviews and Previews of What's Running Now

    published December 6, 2007

    Seussical: This cheerful tuner based on the much-loved books of Dr. Seuss screams to be seen by — dare we say it?... More >>

  • Mural, Mural on the Wall

    published November 29, 2007

    When they painted over the Rose Johnson mural outside Paisley Violin, I was bereft. I doubted I'd find an outdoor mural I liked as much; I'm a... More >>

  • Kitsch and Tell

    published November 29, 2007

    Known far and wide for his coffee-table travel books (and privately for being something of a pack rat; his Silver Lake, California, home is... More >>

  • Kitsch and Tell

    published November 29, 2007

    Known far and wide for his coffee-table travel books (and privately for being something of a pack rat; his Silver Lake, California, home is... More >>

  • The Color of Money

    published November 29, 2007

    His name will be forever modified by the phrase “the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Angels in America,” which certainly... More >>

  • Wet Dream

    published November 22, 2007

    One might assume that a play involving two people who awaken in a strange mountaintop house surrounded by water and wearing someone else’s... More >>

  • Never on Sunday

    published November 22, 2007

    As a kid, I dreaded Sundays. Sunday meant also-ran cartoons (all the crappy animated shows that had failed the previous season seemed to end up on... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published November 22, 2007

    Dog Sees God: Subtitled Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, this irreverent, unsanctioned spoof of the Peanuts... More >>

  • Let's Hear It for the Boyz

    published November 22, 2007

    Altar Boyz is musical theater for people who don't really like musical theater, although Phoenix Theatre's excellent production, currently... More >>

  • You May Already Have Been a Wiener

    published November 15, 2007

    I whine a lot about what a teardown town Phoenix is, about how buildings, no matter their significance, get knocked over all the time, taking with... More >>

  • Baby It's True

    published November 15, 2007

    There are those of us who will do almost anything to hear someone sing “Alfie,” arguably the most famous and most-often-recorded of Burt... More >>

  • Baby It’s True

    published November 15, 2007

    There are those of us who will do almost anything to hear someone sing “Alfie,” arguably the most famous and most-often-recorded of Burt... More >>

  • Fair Game

    published November 8, 2007

    Phillip Fazio, a youngish local stage director and artist in residence at Phoenix Theatre, e-mailed me recently to tell me, in effect, it isn't... More >>

  • Phillip Fazio

    published November 8, 2007

    "Two Ladies," indeed! Cabaret director Phillip Fazio apparently has a thing for impersonating the fairer sex. Here, the former child actor... More >>

  • Theater Scene

    published November 8, 2007

    Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical: Artists Theatre Project launches its fifth season with a reprise of the company's popular... More >>

  • Well Hung

    published October 25, 2007

    One takes a mighty risk when one attempts Arthur Kopit's Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, a... More >>

  • Mike Traylor

    published October 25, 2007

    He loves his baby sister and the Marx Brothers, but actor-director Mike Traylor — who's appearing this week in iTheatre Collaborative's ... More >>

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