Tacos and terrorists, chopped-off dicks in the desert, and drinking with Marines in Coachella cap off our year that was
At this weekend's 55th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards in downtown Los Angeles, OC Weekly--while in competition with the likes of the Associated Press and Los Angeles Times--won eight awards*** in a range of categories including news, entertainment, business and sports reporting as well ... More >>
Not this Slappy White...It's been some time since the illustrious Rev. Slappy White (not Red Foxx's old pal) the brazenly Fascist impresario behind Slappy White & his Calvacade of Comic All-Stars, has graced the county with his presence. The driving force behind the sort-of-annual A ... More >>
More words have been written about William Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet than probably any piece of literature in history other than the Bible. It's been the subject of countless dramatic treatments, at least nine film versions and Lord knows how many pop-culture references. But a Hamlet produced ... More >>
The city of Fullerton, long known as the Paris of North Orange County, is also the most artistically dense city in the OC. Want proof? Try Fullerton Shadows, a month-long theater--and other artsy stuff--festival involving 120 events on display at eight venues scattered across town. Since this is Oc ... More >>
Consider the clown. Though clowns, in some shape, have manifested in all kinds of ancient cultures--from Native American myths of the arch-trickster to the ithyphallic satyr choruses of third century B.C. Greek drama--their image has taken quite the hit in the past 50 years. Most of us tend to ... More >>
[Summer Guide] Neither mandatory nor helpful to your performance, a little hops can definitely enhance the sporting experience
Editor's Note: Veteran Orange County actress Jennifer Bishton was found dead in her Fullerton home in the early hours of Feb. 2. She was 38 years old. Fullerton police are calling the death an "apparent" suicide, though the case remains open pending toxicology results. OC Weekly theater critic Joel ... More >>
"What do you mean, no better than a McNugget?"
"Don't be hating on Latinas because you can't get like them, all pretty and beautiful"
Gustavo's note: Today, LA Times sports reporter Mike Penner announced he was undergoing a sex-change operation and returning in a couple of weeks as a woman. Here is Weekly theater critic Joel Beers' take on it... Nearly 20 years ago, when I was a fledgling professional journalist at my first paid ... More >>
Wanking It Live
April 6 - April 13
This is Joel Beers on the Fox Fullerton theater crusader, who died after lapsing into a coma ... The Fox Fullerton theater, which showed its last film in 1987, is still years—and several million dollars—away from reopening. But its unrestored marquee lit up bright again Sunday night in ... More >>
A steaming pile of maudlin tripe.
Its not just a band, its an adventure
A story about the 50-cent tip
Honorable theatrical mentions
The OC Weekly Theater Awards
The conflict-of-interest edition!
Introducing our nominees for the years best theater!
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