SPRING AWAKENING

Deaf West’s smash revisal of the Broadway musical hit Spring Awakening has transferred from its Fall 2014 run in the heart of Skid Row to glamorous Beverly Hills, one of the most noteworthy success stories of Los Angeles’s endangered 99-Seat Theatre Plan … and mark my words. You won’t see direction more brilliant nor a cast more gifted nor a production more awe-inspiring than the one now playing at the Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts.
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ENTROPY

It cost Warner Brothers a hundred million dollars to make Gravity. It’s probably cost Theatre Of NOTE one or two ten-thousandths of that to stage Entropy, and believe me, the latest from NOTE is a lot more fun than that Oscar-winning Alfonso Cuarón flick. A whole lot more fun.
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KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

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Kander and Ebb’s Kiss Of The Spider Woman is back in a rarer-than-rare revival at Santa Ana’s Theatre Out, news that would be a good deal more exciting were its leading lady a better fit for the title role.
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ENRON

Enron, once the most audacious of America’s Fortune 500 high-rollers, comes to life (and death) with thrilling theatrical audacity as The Production Company returns to L.A.’s 99-seat theater scene with the Los Angeles Premiere of Lucy Prebble’s 2009 West End smash Enron.
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THE WOODSMAN

Playwright Steven Fechter puts a human face on that most reviled of sex offenders, the convicted child molester, in The Woodsman, the powerful latest from Coeurage Theatre Company and a production sure to generate both thought and discussion long after curtain-call applause has died.
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Imagination reigns supreme as South Coast Repertory presents Peter And The Starcatcher, fabulous news indeed for those who may have missed the play’s Broadway National Tour or for those like this reviewer who simply couldn’t resist a second chance to spend a couple of hours with Peter Pan in his pre-Neverland days.
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EVITA

A Buenos Aires movie audience’s enjoyment of the latest 1952 film hit is interrupted by an announcement that Eva Perón, “the spiritual leader of the nation, has entered immortality.” There are screams and sobs, movie patrons grab each other for support.

Eva Peron may have just died … again, but her legend lives on as Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre offers its audiences a solid revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1979 Broadway smash Evita.
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AMERICAN IDIOT

glory|struck productions, who gave Los Angeles the Scenie-winning one-two punch of Spring Awakening In Concert and bare a rock musical, are back in town with what is likely to prove the musical theater event of the season, a head-bangingly thrilling Green Day’s American Idiot brought to surround-sound and surround-sight life in the Downtown L.A. Arts District warehouse provocatively dubbed The Vortex.
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