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It’s not just love at first sight, it’s kismet

It’s not just love at first sight, it’s kismet

Magic carpet ride The golden age of Islam: now playing in a church near you by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s not often that we stop into a church, only to discover Moorish architecture and a muezzin calling us to morning prayers. However, it could happen this weekend. That’s when “Kismet” opens at the Manhattan Beach Community […]

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Come to church, and see the strippers

Come to church, and see the strippers

Working Girls In the pews with Gypsy Rose Lee by Bondo Wyszpolski If you’ve never seen a live striptease, you may want to head over to the Manhattan Beach Community Church. Well, let’s couch this another way. The church theater’s spring production is “Gypsy,” the 1959 musical, based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee […]

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Sondheim’s “Company” in Manhattan Beach

Sondheim’s “Company” in Manhattan Beach

Comes That Day of Reckoning A local church theater presents “Company,” Sondheim’s acclaimed musical by Bondo Wyszpolski Musicals, by and large, are uplifting, and the ones performed under the auspices of your local church perhaps doubly so. But sitting down with Bob Manning, who’s directing Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” for the Manhattan Beach Community Church Theater, […]