Non-Registered Critics: Brett Hawkins


The Andrews Brothers

The Andrews Brothers is a genius decision by International City Theatre’s creative minds to bring to Long Beach. If I had to imagine a show that would appeal both to the city’s deep LGBTQ audience as well as even the most conservative of senior citizens, I’d have been stumped—until now.

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Musical Theatre West presents "Ragtime"

Ragtime is a melting pot of emotions and teachable moments—it’s one part history lesson, another part a tale of tolerance and progression, one part romance, one part devastation, and the mixture is far beyond any of that. Championing the source material by E.L. Doctorow and adding his own signature touches on the Broadway classic is director Paul David Bryant, a member of Ragtime’s original national tour in 1998.

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Beast on the Moon

At the helm of this crisp, polished production is director and producer caryn desai [sic], whose cultural awareness and emotional intelligence decisively provides depth to the proceedings while remaining true to playwright Richard Kalinoski’s script.

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