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December 17, 2003
James Petrillo Hot on the heels of last year's "A Christmas Carole King" comes another skewed take on a yuletide classic from the Troubadour Theater Company, "It's a Stevie Wonderful Life," now playing at Burbank's Falcon Theatre. The Troubies use the 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life" as a blueprint for the story, then warp it just enough to fit in the best of Stevie Wonder for its musical numbers. It's supremely silly and relentlessly self- referential, yet never less than laugh-out-loud hilarious.
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By Lisa Dupuy | December 24, 2008
The holidays are a great time to take in some theater. There is a lot of Christmas fare out there, but none will tickle your funny bone like the hilarious antics of the Troubador Theater Company in “It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life.” For your entertainment dollar, you get incomparable Stevie Wonder songs played by a great live band, a retelling of “It’s a Wonderful Life” with nonstop jokes, physical gags, funny costumes, ridiculous sound effects, exaggerated accents and a trippy black-light scene, plus the sheer joy of watching a bunch of talented comedian/actors work their tails off to make you laugh.
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September 16, 2006
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, reportedly will try and block legislation that would outlaw physician-assisted suicide in his state — the only one in the union that allows such a measure, which the Supreme Court has upheld. Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback's bill would prohibit doctors from prescribing drugs that would help a patient die. Society's moral conventions become murky when the law allows death in the name of "medical treatment," Brownback argues.
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December 5, 2013
A New York Times columnist is wondering: Where is the love? Nicholas D. Kristoff says there's a “profound lack of empathy” these days, after columns he wrote about food stamp recipients, prison inmates and those without health insurance drew scornful responses from readers. After acknowledging that some people end up in jail or poverty because of their own bad decisions, he asks: “Do we really think that kids should go hungry if they have criminal parents? Should a little boy not get a curved spine treated properly because his dad is a deadbeat?
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By Lisa Dupuy | December 24, 2008
The holidays are a great time to take in some theater. There is a lot of Christmas fare out there, but none will tickle your funny bone like the hilarious antics of the Troubador Theater Company in “It’s a Stevie Wonderful Life.” For your entertainment dollar, you get incomparable Stevie Wonder songs played by a great live band, a retelling of “It’s a Wonderful Life” with nonstop jokes, physical gags, funny costumes, ridiculous sound effects, exaggerated accents and a trippy black-light scene, plus the sheer joy of watching a bunch of talented comedian/actors work their tails off to make you laugh.
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December 17, 2003
James Petrillo Hot on the heels of last year's "A Christmas Carole King" comes another skewed take on a yuletide classic from the Troubadour Theater Company, "It's a Stevie Wonderful Life," now playing at Burbank's Falcon Theatre. The Troubies use the 1946 film "It's a Wonderful Life" as a blueprint for the story, then warp it just enough to fit in the best of Stevie Wonder for its musical numbers. It's supremely silly and relentlessly self- referential, yet never less than laugh-out-loud hilarious.
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