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|August 17, 2017|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Anybody looking for a good laugh? Something that doesn’t involve Charlie Sheen?
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says two area community theaters may have just the shows for you. In Riverside, it’s Ken Ludwig’s ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ and it deals with a faded theater company trying to milk some laughs from an equally faded show. But, Sokolsky says you will have to catch this one because it closes September 25th.
Meanwhile, Rialto is looking skyward with the musical comedy ‘Flight of the Lawnchair Man’. It stars Andrew Doyle as---you guessed it---a lawnchairman who wants to fly. And, he does. Not like Peter Pan, yet he does get to the roof of the Players theater. Nobody, however, is telling how he does it.
There’s also music at the Landis Performing Arts Theater on the Riverside City College campus.. But, it’s hitting some sour notes because an off-stage drama became public when Rey Oday resigned as artistic director, ended her 5-year association with the company. Oday claimed RCC budget cuts were making quality theater impossible. She has been replaced by Matthew Neves, assistant professor of theater arts at Southern Utah University.
Sokolsky says we may get a chance to watch some intriguing second and third acts before this one is all over.
Episode Date: September 22, 2011