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Oz Still a Magical Place After 75 Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 11.26.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

I would like to slight the production, as an actual critic. I could say that some of it is so overwhelming that things are lost. I could say that it's a little long for kids. The fact is the journey down this yellow brick road is as enchanting as any other.

Sisters With a Very Cool Act Come to Pantages July 9-28 (SLIDESHOW)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 09.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

When critiquing, one is supposed to be reserved, to maintain credibility by not gushing and by pointing out the flaws as well as the high points of something. The problem is, I loved Sister Act at The Pantages.

Priscilla Still Queen At Pantages

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

An evening at the The Pantages in Los Angeles for the touring production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is exactly what one would think: an evening of camp, of glamor, of sequins and catty remarks, of laughter and tears.

Tyson KO's Box Office at Pantages

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

"Many of you may be wondering what a brain-damaged ear-biting fool like me is doing up here doing a one man show... hell, I wonder that myself every time I come out here..." It's a great ice-breaker.

A New Life for Jekyll & Hyde With Maroulis and Cox (PHOTOS)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.15.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Okay, I didn't want to like the recent Broadway-bound production of Jekyll & Hyde as much as I did at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (Feb. 12-March 3). But the fact is, I loved it. The reason?

Rigby and Peter Pan at Pantages: Both Refusing to Grow Up

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.18.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan. At 60, she flies across the stage with as much zeal as she did when she first played the role 39 years ago in a 1974 theatre-in-the-round production.

Memphis: A Fantasical, Relevant Musical

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.01.2012 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

A stellar cast, a great venue and a relevant musical: what more could one ask for in a night of theater? See Memphis when you can.

The Addams Family: Creepy, Kooky, and Delightful

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Charles Karel Bouley

Yes, they're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, they're all together ookie...still. Catch the tour in Los Angeles and them moving on nationally until the year's end with stops in Seattle, DC and points in between.

Billy Elliot Has Stars Dancing the Red Carpet at Pantages (SLIDESHOW)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It's not easy being a Billy. Although one would never know it to meet one. And yes, there's more than one; there are four to be precise, each able to carry the load of the entire multi-million-dollar tour of Billy Elliot.

"Spring Awakening"-- Teen Masturbation, Pregnancy, Incest, Suicide and Rape In A Catchy Musical

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Karel Bouley

Watching the touring company of "Spring Awakening" at their premiere night at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA was awkward at times; but then again, so was puberty so that's the point.

Hair Is Still Groovy After All These Years

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Perhaps the new era doesn't need a new musical to explain the frustrations, the fears, the hopes of the youth of today; perhaps it already has it in Hair.

PHOTOS: The Best Haunted Places Around Los Angeles

Citysearch | Mar Yvette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Citysearch. By Mar Yvette We all know that living in Los Angeles can be a scary experience--the traffic alone is a nightmare. But w...

In Reality, Purple Is The Color of Success

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Karel Bouley

In the five years since Fantasia, Fields and others under Oprah's umbrella and Griffin's direction took Broadway by storm, "The Color Purple" has only matured and ripened.

One Smart Blonde

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

As in true Hollywood fashion, Elle gets her man (the right one) and happy endings are doled out all around to the deserving, the audience stands and cheers and the curtain falls.