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for a previous production "'Soft Power' Offers an East-Meets-West Story Wrapped in a Hallucinatory Dream A highly pedigreed creative duo tackles current events in this world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre." Full Review
for a previous production "DelGaudio does not perform parlor tricks, he tells stories and connects directly with the audience using the illusions as emphasis to heighten their impact...Derek DelGaudio is a masterful storyteller. He fills minds with anecdotes and perplexing tales then blows those minds with simple but astounding feats. No matter how much one wants to know how everything has been achieved, one cannot help but enjoy the thrill of the mystery. And that's the real magic." Full Review
"The lazy script and perfunctory direction fail to energize the production...The script...dances frantically from one plot point to another with the finesse of a runaway train. All three performers playing Donna strut with empowerment. They have outstanding pipes, and they capture Summer's essence and trademark sexuality...The generic and uninspired writing sells out Summer's significance. More than anything, it's a show full of emptiness." Full Review
for a previous production "Arden's genius turns sign not only into choreography, but into an expression of rage. Arden does not treat the deaf actors as interchangeable substitutes for the hearing...Director Michael Arden and his cast have shrewdly chosen a tale that subtextually reflects what it can feel like to be deaf in a hearing society. The children in the play and some in the deaf community can be silenced by those in power and treated as irrelevant. But in both circumstances, individuality is stamped out, ther... Full Review