Registered Critic: Joy Bennett

Joy Bennett is a writer and UCLA graduate in Santa Monica, California. She is the author of Under a Quarter Moon, a poetry and short story collection; and is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Joy also writes a blog for the Jewish Journal in Los Angeles.

Legally Blonde Jr.

The delightful musical Legally Blonde Jr. is having a smashing run at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica. Don't let the Jr. in the title deter you. Although the cast is young, they are remarkably professional and handle this most enjoyable, fast-paced musical with aplomb. Suitable for all ages, I very much enjoyed the show.

It follows more or less faithfully the familiar movie, but there are a few little twists to keep things interesting. Sets, lighting and costumes are all very nicely turned out. For a most enjoyable afternoon or evening, check this one out. You won't regret it, and you will also enjoy supporting your local community theatre and the dedicated, talented young cast pouring their hearts out in song and dance.

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Nights at the Algonquin Round Table

...this sweet and amusing production is well acted and realistically conveys the times and flavor of that era. The setting in the nightclub Three Clubs on Vine Street was perfectly suited to the production. The actress playing Dorothy Parker was particularly impressive, but all the acting was good.

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