Alan Blumenfeld has been featured in select publications, both online and offline, regarding his professional theatre, television, and film career. Below are select feature press releases and media coverage about Alan’s work.
 
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2017
 
Los Angeles Times Review: “Shylock, revisited, in Theatricum’s ‘Merchant of Venice’”, 6/16/17
Philip Brandes writes, “Ellen Geer’s staging at the outdoor Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum fearlessly tackles the theme of anti-Semitism raised by the play head-on, with the benefit of a commanding performance from Alan Blumenfeld as Shylock.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Paul Myrvold’s Theatre Review: “‘The Merchant of Venice’ at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum”, 6/4/17
Paul Myrvold writes, “William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice mixes romantic comedy with tense, emotional cruelty, prompting laughter in an audience as well as dismay at the outrageous usage that a Jewish moneylender, Shylock (Alan Blumenfeld in a terrific performance), must endure.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Jewish Journal Review: “Our time is right for staging of ‘Merchant of Venice’”, 6/2/17
Edmon J. Rodman writes, “Alan Blumenfeld, the actor playing the leading role of Shylock, agrees about the timeliness of the production. “In a time when we have rising anti-Semitism and bigotry and hatred and violence in the world and in our country, there is no better time to do this play,” he said.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Los Angeles Daily News Theatre Review: “Rising up against society’s ills the aim of Theatricum’s new season” by Sandra Barrera, 5/31/17
Sandra Barrera writes, “This Shakespearean tragedy is directed by Geer and stars Alan Blumenfeld. It tells the story of wealthy Jewish immigrant Shylock whose daughter steals his money and elopes with a Christian, while raising questions about race, religion, and social justice.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Park La Brea News / Beverly Press, 5/31/17
Fans of Shakespeare are invited to productions of “The Merchant of Venice” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” running from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, Oct. 1 at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum. Alan Blumenfeld stars at Shylock in “The Merchant of Venice,” Shakespeare’s comic tragedy, which starts on June 3 at 7:30 p.m. See complete schedule of showings at www.theatricum.com.
(Read the Article)
 
 
Los Angeles Times Review: “A welcome dose of love and laughter from A Noise Within’s ‘Ah, Wilderness!’” by Philip Brandes, 3/18/17
Philip Brandes writes, “The most striking aspect of this alt-O’Neill universe is that generosity, change and growth are possible in it, even for Richard’s damaged alcoholic uncle (Alan Blumenfeld). “Ah, Wilderness!” predates the author’s late-career masterpieces by a decade, but it endures as a reminder that if O’Neill could manage a momentary celebration of life, well then, there’s hope for all of us”.
(Read the Article)
 
 
Hollywood Progressive Review: “Ah, O’Neill – and Alan”, 3/16/17
Ed Rampell writes, “In any case, as this struggling newspaperman, the redoubtable Alan Blumenfeld steals the show. Blumenfeld is the L.A. theater scene’s actor’s actor, a playhouse perennial who venerably treads the boards, inexhaustibly bringing to life characters created by William Shakespeare, Clifford Odets, Neil Simon, Moliere and many more… Alan has a stage presence one can always count on.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
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2016
 
Stage Scene LA Award, 9/19/16
Congrats to Alan for winning 2 Outstanding Ensemble Cast Performance in Classic Play Awards for Romeo and Juliet and Imaginary Invalid in Scenies 2015-2016, hosted by Stage Scene LA — September 19, 2016
(View the Award), Romeo and Juliet
(View the Award), The Imaginary Invalid
 
 
Stage Scene LA Review: “The Imaginary Invalid” by Steven Stanley, 8/13/16
Steven Stanley writes, “The arrival of Argan’s quack physician Doctor Purgeon (Alan Blumenfeld) and his strange bird of a nephew Claude (Cameron Rose) completes the cast of characters…Blandino, Blumenfeld, Geer (Ellen’s real-life daughter), and Lawrence provide scrumptious comic support, Theatricum treasure Griffith is doubly delicious as notary and apothecary.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Shakespeare in LA Review: “Romeo and Juliet through the Lens of the Middle East by way of Topanga Canyon” by Ellen Dostal, 7/2/16
Ellen Dostal writes, “In Alan Blumenfeld’s Capulet we see the subtleties within a man who can often be dismissed as simply the angry father, rather than a father struggling to keep his family safe.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Paul Myrvolds Theatre Notes Review: “‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Theatricum Botanicum” by Paul Myrvolds, 6/27/16
Paul Myrvolds writes, “As Capulet, Alan Blumenfeld seethes with scary, volcanic rage at Juliet for defying his wish that she marry Peretz.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Examiner.com Review: “Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Theatricum Botanicum” by Examiner.com, 6/24/16
Examiner.com writes, “Today is hard to imagine a deadly enmity between two families based simply on their last names, but conflict between groups of people, on account of culture and religion, are part of this world’s reality. The setting puts Romeo and Juliet in a situation that is easily understood by the modern mind.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Along Comes Mary Blog Review: “Romeo and Juliet Kicks Off The Theatricum Botanicum Season” by Mary Lansing, 6/24/16
Mary Lansing writes, “With countless adaptations, you’re never sure just how you will see this play unfold, and, for The Botanicum, they have placed their star-crossed lovers in The Middle East, modern-day. The outcome? A brilliantly penned story set in the often devastating times we’re living in as a society.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Splash Magazines Review: “Romeo and Juliet Review – Lovers Reunited in Israel” by Elaine L. Mura, 6/2016
Elaine Mura writes, “Brilliantly staged as always, incorporating the beautiful and untamed gifts of Mother Nature with the skills of a talented production team, Theatricum Botanicum presents a memorable rendering of this classic tale. This theater company grasps what Shakespeare is really about and does it with skill and unusual perception. ROMEO AND JULIET is a production which should not be missed.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
A CurtainUp Los Angeles Review: “Romeo and Juliet” by Evan Henerson, 6/2016
Evan Henerson writes, “We know this story well, and Ellen Geer’s conceptual take on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is not groundbreaking. Nonetheless, the season-opening production at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum directed by Ellen Geer is smart, well-executed and sadly timely.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
People’s World Review: “Romeo and Juliet jinxed in East Jerusalem” by Eric A. Gordon, 6/21/16
Eric Gordon writes, “This year’s brilliant re-creation of Shakespeare’s 420-odd-year-old tale at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, an outdoor amphitheatre in Los Angeles’ Topanga Canyon, sets it in modern-day East Jerusalem. By setting this great play in East Jerusalem, the cultural and religious differences explode and deepen the text, revealing what the next generation has to face…”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Pasadena Independent Review: “‘Romeo and Juliet’” by Nathaniel Cayanan, 2/24/16
Nathaniel Cayanan writes, “It is funny, frightening, daring, and overall satisfying. He will laugh hysterically, and then bark furiously, exhibiting a character that is authentically intimidating.”
 
 
LA Times Review: “‘Romeo and Juliet’ at A Noise Within: potent production still finding its way” by Charles McNulty, 2/23/16
Charles NcNulty writes, “Alan Blumenfeld’s Capulet, loving father to Juliet one minute, irascible domestic tyrant the next, shows that these are sides of the same patriarchal coin.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
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2015
 
LA Times Review: “Maintaining the lighter-than-air souffle of farce at A Noise Within” by David C. Nichols, 9/18/15
David C. Nichols writes, “Alan Blumenfeld and the priceless Mitchell Edmonds keep this delicious souffle airborne.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Pasadena Star-News Review: “A Noise Within’s ‘A Flea in Her Ear’ a must-see farce” by Frances Baum Nicholson, 9/15/15
Frances Baum Nicolson writes, “It is a particularly fine example of the sheer joy of well-produced farce. The audience laughter proves constant and hearty.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Stage Raw Review: “August: L.A. County” by Steven Leigh Morris, 8/04/15
Steven Leigh Morris writes, “Alan Blumenfeld is, by temperament, a comedic actor. Yet in his role as Little Charlie’s father, he defies expectations by serving up a quality of mercy towards Little Charlie that’s kindness personified.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Hollywood Close-Ups Inc. Review: “People, Places … and Sheehanigans” by David Sheehan, 7/12/15
David Sheehan writes, “One of the most involving, engaging, enlightening, entertaining pieces of world class theater I have seen in a long time… Alan Blumenfeld as a brilliantly blustering in-law.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Stage Scene LA Review: “August: Osage County” by Steven Stanley, 7/05/15
Steven Stanley writes, “WOW!… sharp, biting, smart, and often downright hilarious… Mary Jo DuPrey directs with a brilliance, ingenuity and flair that is matched by the entire Botanicum cast.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
LA Times Review: “Ellen Geer leads a crackling ‘August: Osage County’ at Theatricum Botanicum” by Philip Brandes, 7/02/15
Philip Brandes writes, “Standouts in the sprawling cast include Theatricum mainstays Melora Marshall, Alan Blumenfeld, Abby Craden, Willow Geer
and Aaron Hendry.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Topanga Messenger Review: “August: Osage County Provides Delightful Dysfunction at the Theatricum” by Annemarie Donkin, 7/02/15
Annemarie Donkin writes, “Also notable is Alan Blumenfeld as Uncle Charlie Aiken, who gets in some of the funniest and most heartbreaking lines in the play.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Stage Scene LA Review: “Hollywood Fringe 2015 Top 10” by Steven Stanley, 6/29/15
Steven Stanley named R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet starring Alan Blumenfeld, the Best Production Overall in his Hollywood Fringe 2015 Top 10.
(Read the Article)
 
 
That Awesome Theatre Blog! Review: “Theatricum’s August: Keeps the Fun in Dysfunctional” by Patrick Hurley, 6/21/15
Patrick Hurley writes, “The ensemble of actors in this show are truly commendable for tackling such an enormous and highly dramatic piece, and keeping it from going over-the-top.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Stage Scene LA Review: “Figaro” by Steven Stanley, 4/09/15
Steven Stanley writes “Speaking of L.A. treasures, they don’t get any more valued than Blumenfeld, whose Dr. Bartholo is another polished gem.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
LA Times Review: “Critic’s Choice A ‘Figaro’ that crackles and pops at A Noise Within” by David C. Nichols, 3/16/15
David C. Nichols writes “Local treasures Alan Blumenfeld and Jeanne Sakata make mincemeat of Dr. Bartholo and Marceline, especially riotous at the tribunal to stake her claim on Figaro.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Whittier Daily News Review: “A Noise Within’s ‘Figaro’ is French farce done right” by Frances Baum Nicholson, 3/10/15
Frances Baum Nicholson writes “Charles Morey’s admittedly loose adaptation of Beaumarchais’ ‘Figaro’ seems destined to be a solid hit. It’s just that funny.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Examiner.com Review: “Chock full of fun ‘Figaro’ is a fast-paced, colorful and witty romp” by Candyce Columbus, 3/09/15
Candyce Columbus writes, “Twisting the action in a subplot is Dr. Bartholo (Alan Blumenfeld at his best).”
(Read the Article)
 
 
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2014
 
The Bigger Picture AM870 Radio Interview: “Featured Guest Alan Blumenfeld” with Timothy Spangler, 9/28/14
Alan and host Timothy Spangler discuss “Equivocation,” a bold new play that provides a witty exploration of political power and artistic integrity. A Theatricum Botanicum production.
(Listen to Interview)
 
 
Stage Scene LA Review: “Equivocation” by Steven Stanley, 9/12/14
Steven Stanley writes “Blumenfeld’s transformations from hunchbacked, withered-armed, conniving Sir Robert to sensible, level-headed, dynamic Richard once again prove the A Noise Within staple the very definition of talent and versatility.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Shakespeare in LA Review: “Equivocation – It’s all in the Details and Theatricum Gets Them All Right” by Ellen Dostal, 9/11/14
Ellen Dostal writes “This production wins on every level. Don’t Miss it.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
LA Times Review: “An inventive, lively ‘Equivocation’ at Theatricum Botanicum” by Margaret Gray, 9/9/14
Margaret Gray writes, “In ‘Equivocation’, malignant Secretary of State Robert Cecil (Alan Blumenfeld, relishing every sneer) commissions Will “Shagspeare” (a contemporary spelling) to write a play telling the official version.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Haines His Way Review: “Equivocation” by Rob Stevens, 9/7/14
Rob Stevens writes “No equivocating here – Equivocation really is a ‘don’t miss it’ event.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Stage Happenings Review: “Equivocation” by Michael Van Duzer, 9/5/14
Michael Van Duzer writes “And, if the playwright can unearth historical topics which resonate to a contemporary audience like the morning news, I surrender completely. Bill Cain’s Equivocation is that kind of play.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Hollywood Progressive Review: “High Sexual Anxiety: Make War, Not Love” by Ed Rampell, 6/29/14
Ed Rampell writes “Alan Blumenfeld, who plays the abovementioned Earl of Gloucester in Lear, portrays the mandolin-strumming, exceedingly comical clown Lavatch, revealing himself to be a blooming idiot who is as adept at ‘low’ comedy as Blumenfeld is at ‘high’ drama.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Eye Spy LA Review: “Long Live the Queen: Ellen Geer as ‘Lear’” by M.R. Hunter, 6/27/14
M.R. Hunter writes “The Earl of Gloucester, memorably performed by the always reliable Alan Blumenfeld who gives his role a palpable regret.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
LA Times Review: “‘Lear’ at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum” by Philip Brandes, 6/26/14
Philip Brandes writes “It’s impressive how well co-adapter/directors Ellen Geer and Melora Marshall succeed in illuminating subtext and broadening the scope of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
NoHo Arts District.com Review: Lear by Radomir Vojtech Luza, 6/18/14
Radomir Vojtech Luza boasts that “Alan Blumenfeld (Earl of Gloucester) plays his role with the stamina and grace of a thoroughbred. He understands and comprehends Shakespeare’s needs and desires thoroughly and dutifully.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
“Geer Does Lear: Much Ado About the 21st Century Relevancy of a Shakespearean Plot Point” by Ed Rampell, 6/13/14
Ed Rampell writes “As the Earl of Gloucester, Alan Blumenfeld is moving as a man who has been blinded — literally.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Shakespeare in LA Review: A Formidable Ellen Geer Becomes LEAR at Theatricum Botanicum by Ellen Dostal, 6/13/14
A frightening thing happens when a woman plays the title role in a gender-reversed King Lear; the betrayal and revenge between mother and sons takes on an added level of horror. What was already tragic to begin with, as originally written for a father and daughters, now feels even more threatening in the reverse.
(Read the Article)
 
 
“Shakespeare’s Lear Reversed and Righteous” by Rochelle Robinson, 6/4/14
Rochelle Robinson boasts “The theatrical rendition worked, brilliantly! First of all, the theatre itself, set outside in a wooded alcove, is spectacular; Shakespeare is truly supposed to be played outside. And they do it here with a special flair.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
ReviewPlays.com Review: LEAR – Theatricum Botanicum by Robert Axelrod , 6/2014
Robert Axelrod writes “The entire cast is terrific! You will go a little mad yourself and miss the point if you sit there and constantly attempt to compare this LEAR to Shakespeare’s original. Go to this rich production with eyes and mind wide open.”
 
 
LA Times Review: ‘Hot Guys With Guns’ an appealing niche comedy-mystery, 4/3/14
With a title like “Hot Guys With Guns,” actor turned writer-director Doug Spearman’s niche comedy-mystery aimed at pop culture-savvy gays makes plain its intentions — titillation, tension and titters — and for the undiscerning, it’s likely to deliver.
(Read the Article)
 
 
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2013
 
LA Times Critic’s Choice Review: ‘Tone Clusters’ a darkly prescient work by Joyce Carol Oates By Philip Brandes
Los Angeles Times names Theatricum Botanicum’s Tone Clusters a Critic’s Choice with “L.A. stage veterans (and real-life spouses) Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James [perfectly] cast as the Gulicks.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
“Our Friendly, Neighborhood Lunts – Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James share the (mostly) joys and (occasional) frustrations of working in LA theater” by Dany Margolies, 9/29/13
Arts in LA sits down with Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James on their love for theater, professionalism in the arts and their starring roles in the masterful Tone Clusters.
(Read the Article)
 
 
Working Author Reviews Theatricum Botanicum’s Tone Clusters Starring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James by Ernest Kearney, 9/24/13
LA publication says “‘Tone Clusters‘ offers an audience the opportunity of witnessing an ensemble whose collected talents would burst the confining seams of your average venue” with Blumenfeld and James as “[Peebler’s] instruments, whose performances are unparalleled.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
“Tone Deaf – News, the Media and Joyce Carol Oates’ Play” by Millicent Borges Accardi, 9/19/13
Topanga Messenger says “Strong performances are given by everyone in the ensemble, with Katherine James bringing forth the epitome of a caring mother who is deeply in denial over the appalling situation,” in a latest review of Tone Clusters starring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James.
(Read the Article)
 
 
Arts Beat LA Reviews Theatricum Botanicum’s Tone Clusters by Pauline Adamek, 9/19/13
LA art publication gives a rave review of Theatricum Botanicum’s Tone Clusters. “It’s chilling stuff!”
(Read the Article)
 
 
“Theater to See in L.A. This Week, Including a Philip K. Dick Novel Onstage” by Steven Leigh Morris, 9/19/13

LA Weekly lists the top L.A. theater must-sees, including Theatricum Botanicum’s rendition of “Tone Clusters,” starring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James.
(Read the Article)

 
 
“Joyce Carol Oates’ ‘Tone Clusters’ at Theatricum Botanicum” by Julie Riggott, 9/16/13
Culture Spot LA says “Blumenfeld is pitch-perfect as the tough but loving father” and “James plays the naive housewife who unintentionally reveals damning information about their son with a sublime guilelessness” in Theatricum Botanicum’s production of Tone Clusters by Joyce Carol Oates.
(Read the Article)
 
 
“Tone Clusters and Other Works: Theater Review” by Myron Meisel, 9/12/13
The Hollywood Reporter says “Joyce Carol Oates’ exploration of grief in the midst of TV media’s glare comes to Topanga Canyon” in a review of Tone Clusters, starring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James.
(Read the Article)
 
 
EDGE Los Angeles Review: The Tone Clusters by Brenna Smith, 9/9/13
EDGE Los Angeles boasts of Theatricum Botanicum’s Tone Clusters: “Katherine James and Alan Blumenfeld masterfully portray the Gulicks…Their chemistry is electric, and they played so well off each other, it’s almost impossible to describe one without including the other.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Tone Clusters by Joyce Carol Oates by Gerry Furth-Sides, 9/9/13
Coast to Coast Newspaper raves that Tone Clusters “would be a thought-provoking, current piece of theatre at any time.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Theatricum Botanicum Hosts Joyce Carol Oates by Cynthia Citron, 9/8/13
Cynthia Citron of Los Angeles Theatre Reviews discusses Theatricum’s latest hit, Tone Clusters starring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Finding the Tone in Joyce Carol Oates’ Clusters at Theatricum" by Julio Martinez, 9/4/13
LA Stage Times talks with Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James about their performance in Tone Clusters at Theatricum Botanicum.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Joyce Carol Oates’ Play Tone Clusters, Comes to the Theatricum," 9/4/13
Uprising Radio sits down with Alan Blumenfeld, Katherine James and Jeff Wiesen to discuss Tone Clusters, a play written by Joyce Carol Oates. The actors star in this drama on stage at Theatricum Botanicum.
(Hear the Interview)
 
 
"An Interview with Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James" by Rosa Desena, 9/4/13
The Los Angeles Post writes on how Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum closes their 40th season with a hard-core drama Tone Clusters, written by Joyce Carol Oates and starring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Joyce Carol Oates’ ‘Tone Clusters’ to Open in L.A." by Jordan Riefe, 9/3/13
Blouin Artinfo discusses Joyce Carol Oates’ play Tone Clusters, starring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James, a "meditation on family dysfunction."
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Noted Author Joyce Carol Oates to Attend Theatricum Opening of Tone Clusters, Sept. 5", 8/22/13
Topanga Messenger raves about the literary legend, Joyce Carol Oates, and the buzz around the opening of Tone Clusters at Theatricum Botanicum – starring Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James.
(Read the Article)
 
 
Stage Scene LA dishes on Theatricum’s Latest Play, The Royal Family by Steven Stanley, 8/18/13
Theatrical royalty play theatrical royalty as Will Geer’s own “royal family” bring George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s The Royal Family to hilarious, effervescent life—with enough star power to rival those twinkling orbs shining down on the Topanga hills Theatricum Botanicum calls home.
(Read the Article)
 
 
Film Review: ‘Hot Guys With Guns’ by Dennis Harvey, 7/12/13
Variety gives an outstanding review of the film, "Hot Guys With Guns," featuring Alan Blumenfeld and a spectacular cast.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"The Royal Family: Sometimes Blood is Thicker than Usual" by Millicent Borges-Accardi, 7/11/13
Topanga Messenger on how The Royal Family "perfectly cast and delivered, was a delight to watch and the perfect comedy antidote for a steamy summer’s evening in Topanga Canyon."
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Theater review: Life imitates art in charming ‘Royal Family’ revival" by Philip Brandes, 6/25/13
L.A. Times article gives a rave review of Theatricum Botanicum’s newest play, The Royal Family, featuring Alan Blumenfeld.
(Read the Article)
 
 
Alan Blumenfeld of “Trainers” Talks Work, Charity and Upcoming Projects with Examiner.com, 5/28/13
Alan Blumenfeld interviews with Misty Schwartz of Examiner.com about his role in “Trainers”, upcoming acting gigs and his charity work.
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2012
 
Alan Blumenfeld and Mark Cecil receive stellar reviews from the L.A. Times, 9/21/12
Philip Brandes raves, “The play makes a compelling argument that punitive retribution alone won’t solve the problem of hate crimes.”
(Read the Article)
 
 
Los Angeles Daily Journal gives ‘Cherry Docs’ a Thumbs Up, 9/21/12
Alan Friedenthal beams about Alan’s performance in Cherry Docs, performed at Theatricum Botanicum in the heart of Topanga Canyon.
(Read the Article)
 
 
‘Cherry Docs’ earnestly confronts bigotry in several forms by Philip Brandes, 9/20/12
LA Times article featuring Mark Cecil and Alan Blumenfeld, who star as "polarized antagonists coming to terms with a hate crime in David Gow’s ‘Cherry Docs’" (Ian Flanders).
(Read the Article)
 
 
Culver City Highlights Alan Blumenfeld as Their Hometown Character Actor, 9/13/12
Michael Osgood from Culver City News takes pride in character actor, Alan Blumenfeld, for his starring role in Cherry Docs.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Conflicts and Confusion: ‘Cherry Docs’ At Theatricum" by Mickala Jauregui, 9/8/12
Mickala Jauregui of A Little Night Musing writes on Theatricum Botanicum’s current production of the compelling drama, Cherry Docs, starring Alan Blumenfeld and Andrew Walker.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Theatricum Tries On David Gow’s Cherry Docs" By Julio Martinez, 9/5/12
LA Stage Times features the upcoming production of the compelling drama starring Alan Blumenfeld and Andrew Walker.
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"A playwright’s work wrestles with doing the right thing" by Iris Mann, 8/29/12
Jewish Journal features the current production of the compelling drama starring Alan Blumenfeld and Andrew Walker.
 
 
"The Black Glass at the Hollywood Fringe and Heartbreak House at Theatricum Botanicum" By Steven Leigh Morris, 6/28/12
LA Weekly reviews HEARTBREAK HOUSE at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Mangan.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Cheery days at Theatricum Botanicum’s ‘Heartbreak House’" By Charlotte Stoudt, 6/13/12
Los Angeles Times reviews HEARTBREAK HOUSE at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Mangan.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Heartbreak House at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum" Reviewed By David C. Nichols, 6/12/12
Back Stage reviews HEARTBREAK HOUSE at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Mangan.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Heartbreak House" Reviewed By Phillip Kelly, 6/12/12
Mad Theatrics reviews HEARTBREAK HOUSE at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Mangan.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Heartbreak House- a satirical drama filled with farce and tragedy performed brilliantly by the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon" By Sandra Plazinic, 6/11/12
Los Angeles Splash Magazine reviews HEARTBREAK HOUSE at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Mangan.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"The Illusion" Reviewed By Mayank Keshaviah, 3/22/12
LA Weekly article promotes Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as he plays Matamore in THE ILLUSION at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Theater review: ‘The Illusion’ at A Noise Within" By F. Kathleen Foley, 3/22/12
LA Weekly article promotes Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as he plays Matamore in THE ILLUSION at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"LA Review: ‘The Illusion’ at A Noise Within" By Travis Michael Holder, 3/20/12
Backstage reviews Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as he plays Matamore in THE ILLUSION at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Green Day’s American Idiot Disappointing, Says Our Critic, Plus All the Latest New Theater Reviews…" By Steven Leigh Morris, 3/20/12
LA Weekly article promotes Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as he plays Matamore in THE ILLUSION at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA.
(Read the Article)
 
 
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2011
 
"Fun from top to Bottom: The Bard’s ‘Merry Wives,’ ‘Midsummer’ at Theatricum Botanicum are a treat." By Margaret Gray, 6/22/11
Los Angeles Times reviews Alan’s performances as Falstaff in THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Swan song of a master" By F. Kathleen Foley, 3/4/11
Los Angeles Times reviews A HOUSE NOT MEANT TO STAND at the Fountain Theatre located in Los Angeles, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Cornnelius McCorkle.
(Read the Article)
 
 
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2010
 
"AWAKE AND SING" Reviewed By Dale Reynolds
Dale Reynolds reviews AWAKE AND SING at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Morty.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"All in Odets’s Family" By Harvey Perr, 4/4/10
Stage and Cinema reviews AWAKE AND SING at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Morty.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"AWAKE AND SING" Reviewed by Steven Stanley, 3/31/10
Stage Scene LA reviews AWAKE AND SING at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Morty.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"Theater Review: Character actors save ‘Awake’ from tedium" By James Petrillo, 3/26/10
Burbank Leader reviews AWAKE AND SING at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Morty.
(Read the Article)
 
 
"AWAKE AND SING" Reviewed By Neal Weaver, 3/25/10
LA Weekly reviews AWAKE AND SING at A Noise Within located in Pasadena, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Morty.
(Read the Article)
 
 
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2009
 
"Theater review: ‘The Miser’ at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum" By F. Kathleen Foley, 8/10/09
LA Times reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"Moliere’s THE MISER Grabs Applause" Reviewed By Culver City News, 8/6/09
Culver City News reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"The Miser by Moliere" Reviewed by Ingrid Wilmot, 8/6/09
Will Call for Theater & Film reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"Moliere’s ‘THE MISER’ at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum" Reviewed by Jennifer Fordyce, 8/4/09
Los Angeles Southern California Community publication reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"Good Greed: The Cheapskate’s Revenge" By Neal Weaver, 8/3/09
LA Weekly reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"The Miser" Reviewed by Gerri Garner, 7/31/09
Kaleidoscope Radio Magazine reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"THE MISER – Director Ellen Geer Has Another Masterpiece on Her Hands" By Mike Buzzelli, 7/28/09
Eye Spy LA reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"Alan Blumenfeld to Star in The Miser at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum" By Dan Bacalzo, 6/16/09
Theater Mania reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"THE MISER Plays At The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum 7/25-9/27" By BWW News Desk, 6/16/09
Broadway World reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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"The Miser: Moliere Play at Will Geer" Reviewed By Parimal M. Rohit
Buzzine reviews THE MISER at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Harpagon.
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2006 and Earlier
 
"DRACULA" Reviewed By LA Weekly
LA Weekly article promotes DRACULA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Professor Van Helsing at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA.
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"More pepper, please" By Charlotte Stoudt, 8/6/06
Los Angeles Times reviews OMNIUM GATHERUM at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum located in Topanga, CA and Alan Blumenfeld’s performance as Roger.
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"A new summer theater for Oakland" By Robert Taylor, 5/21/1978
Oakland Tribune article promotes 12-week season of six plays in the theater at Jack London Village, produced by Free Association Theater and co-founder, Alan Blumenfeld.
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