SCENIES 2015-2016

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VICTOR/VICTORIA

Roles made famous on the big screen by Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, and Lesley Ann Warren give a quartet of Southland musical theater stars the chance to shine on the big stage in Inland Valley Repertory Theatre’s three-performance-only revival of the Broadway hit Victor/Victoria, one whose Henry Mancini/Leslie Bricusse score still offers multiple delights but whose creaky Blake Edwards book could do with a major rewrite.
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posted in Musical, San Gabriel Valley, Theater Review

PROMISES, PROMISES

With songs by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, book by Neil Simon (based on a Billy Wilder cinematic classic), a 1281-performance Broadway run, and a recent B-way revival, you’d think 1968’s Promises, Promises would have merited at least one major L.A. staging in the last fifteen years. Grievously, it hasn’t, which is one big reason audiences were in for a treat at Musical Theatre Guild’s altogether groovy one-night-only concert staged reading .
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THE ADDAMS FAMILY

They’re creepy. They’re kooky. They’re mysterious. They’re spooky. And down Vista way, they sing, dance, and above all entertain like their deaths depended on it as Moonlight Stages treats SoCal audiences to the Broadway treat that is (snap, snap) The Addams Family.
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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

Palos Verdes Performing Arts opens its 2016-17 season with its splendid big-stage production of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, a tunefuly, double entendre-packed, laugh-filled treat for Brooks fans and classic horror buffs alike.
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posted in Musical, Now Playing, South Bay, Theater Review, WOW!

AND THEN THEY FELL

Life can be tough for any teenager but it proves especially trying for the two teen castaways at the heart of And Then They Fell, Tira Palmquist’s riveting World Premiere drama, the latest from Brimmer St. Theatre Company.

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posted in Drama, Los Angeles, Now Playing, Theater Review, WOW!

BLUEBERRY TOAST

Ozzie And Harriet could take lessons from Walt and Barb in suburban perfection, or at least they could until Walt’s disdain for this morning’s breakfast entree turns things haywire in Mary Laws’ bizarre absurdist black comedy Blueberry Toast, an Echo Theatre World Premiere highlighted by a pair of bravura performances by Jacqueline Wright and Albert Dayan.
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posted in Comedy, Los Angeles, Now Playing, Theater Review, World Premiere

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE

Inventive direction and refreshingly diverse casting are just two reasons to catch The Red Brick Road Theatre Company and Endeavor Theatre Ensemble’s terrifically performed intimate staging of Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman’s musical romcom charmer I Love You Because.
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