Category Archives: Theater

“Big” Theater on Solstice Weekend: “Camelot in Concert” at the Granada and David Suchet in “The Last Confession” at the Ahmanson

Who says there’s no great theater in LA and Santa Barbara? Answer: people who haven’t lived or spent time in either place in the last dozen or so years. But this is a special weekend, particularly in Santa Barbara (and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Victorian Chick’s 3rd Anniversary: Writing for Love and Identity, Dealing with Haters, and Getting a Real Estate License to Work as Relocation Consultant

Last week marked three years of Victorian Chick. I’ve been too busy to think of an anniversary blog which does justice to the role it plays not just in my everyday or social life, but the way in which it … Continue reading

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Why This Middle-Aged Woman Loved the Facebook Movie: A Response Alexis Kleinman/Highlights of First Week in NYC

I. Eight Days in New York. More happens–more social interaction, more culture, more random stimulation, not to mention more professional networking–in New York City than any place I’ve been or lived. I’m prepared to believe that Paris, London, and a … Continue reading

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Procrastination Pre-Departure Blog: Gary Gutting on the Crisis in Humanities, Tina Brown on the Written Word (Oy Vey), and Arianna Huffington on (Not) Paying Huffington Post Bloggers (Like Me!)

It’s a pretty early winter day in Santa Barbara, which means it probably got down to 50 degrees last night. I am listening to¬†Wicked on YouTube, looking forward to shows at the Triad (N’Kenge, currently on Broadway at Mary Wells … Continue reading

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“Victorian Chick on the Patch” (New Blog in Various LA Patch Branches) and Musings on Why My Closest Friends Came from Facebook or NYC Trips not my K-12 LA Private Schools (Ventura Lunch with Westlake Girl, 1973)

It’s no secret that New York City moves me in ways no other place does, but I can honestly say that I’ve found a lovely rhythm in Southern California and made a nice life for myself when I’m away from … Continue reading

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Quick Blog While Packing After 2.5 Weeks in NYC: LA Bound (Maybe….)

Well, the last time I went a whole NYC trip without blogging, my MacBook Pro hard drive crashed. I have no such excuse this trip other than a breakneck schedule, which even without dance, kept me up late almost every … Continue reading

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New York City, Part II: Corner Bookstore, Laura Benanti at 54 Below, Waverly Inn, Cafe Wha!, Don’t Tell Mama, and Joe Allen [Posted from SB]

Ed. Note: I’ve been back in CA since Tuesday night but spending time with J and resting after a great but physically rough trip (ankle, short cold, abdominal pain). I will blog tomorrow on the wonderful art opening at Lola, … Continue reading

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A Banner Week in NYC: ChristinaNoel & The Creature, Cabaret Cares’ Help is on the Way, Ben Vereen Laguardia Tribute, Cape Spin!: An American Power Struggle, and Friday Night Tea and Rest to Recover

  It’s been a whirlwind week of cabaret, music, dance, food and fortuitous meetings. I won’t blog about it all tonight but wanted just to report on what–apart from two beastly hot days and then a flash flood warning yesterday–has … Continue reading

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Penultimate Day in CA Pre-NYC: Brief Note on American Buffalo, the C Word, Rescue Me and Preview of Cabaret Cares for AIDS and Ben Vereen Tribute

I’m writing this on the porch of J’s condo. My Saab fob is in my friend’s SUV in LA (or by now in his house) as I left it there on Tuesday after an outstanding lunch at Maison Giraud with … Continue reading

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Back from NYC and Back to Blogging: Highlights from Trip with Pictures en Route to LA for Parent Visit and Jay Mohr at Hollywood Improv

Ed. note: I wrote this a week ago but just posted the pictures. Jay Mohr was tremendous and Jerry Seinfeld made a surprise drop-in appearance. Going to comedy, like going to baseball games, is better during the week. I don’t … Continue reading

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