To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen wins more accolades.


HOLLYWOOD, CA-Better Lemons, a major source for critic and audience reviews for Los Angeles area theatrical productions of all venue sizes, just shared: 

“There were 1200 productions registered on Better Lemons in 2019! Of those shows, over 600 received at least one review from a Critic and 201 were reviewed by Audience members. Out of these shows, we selected the winners that were most favored by Critics and/or Audiences.” 

Our show, “To Dad with Love: A Tribute to Buddy Ebsen” received  the “Double Sweet” award last year for having 100% positive reviews among registered critics and audience members alike. We were #4 of 33 shows (of 1200 total productions) to receive this distinction—with 30 Audience reviews and 14 Critics reviews! 

We were also #4 of 32 shows (of 1200 productions) receiving a minimum of 10 Audience reviews with a SWEET LemonMeter rating by the Audience! This was a tight category with #1 receiving 41 audience reviews, and #2 and #3 receiving 32 audience reviews, to our 30 audience reviews! Again, you made this happen! 

Further, we were #36  of 92 shows (of 1200 productions) receiving a minimum of 10 reviews with a SWEET LemonMeter rating by the Critics, as we had 14 Critics reviewing our show! That’s actually the Top 3% of all the productions staged last year! 

Thanks & appreciation are due to those who made our production award-worthy by giving their best: 

Lighting Designer/Stage Manager Ernest McDaniel and the volunteer team at Theatre West. 

Our production team, including Co-Producer Steve Wallace (StKi Productions LLC);    

Co-Creator and Special Effects/Multimedia Designer Dustin Ebsen; Director S. E. Feinberg, Choreographer and Dancer Gregory Gast. 

Our marvelous band, including Music Director/Pianist, Jeff Colella; Drummer, Kendall Kay; Bass, Granville “Danny” Young; Woodwinds, Kim Richmond; Guest pianist, Perry LaMarca. 

Publicity: Steve Moyer Publicity 

We hope to stage additional performances in 2020, so please continue to watch our mailings and our soon-to-be-revised web site at We’ll keep you posted. 

Thanks again to each of you for making these theatre awards and distinctions possible last year. 

Here’s to a happy, healthy 2020 for all of you!

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