BONNIE & CLYDE

Bonnie & Clyde may have featured as fine a score as any of its 2011-12 Broadway competitors (including Once and Newsies), but that didn’t stop critics from making sure that Frank Wildhorn’s latest musical bit the dust after a mere two months, previews included, just one reason SoCal audiences haven’t been granted the fully-staged professional production Bonnie & Clyde so richly deserves, just one reason Angelinos can rejoice that at the very least, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow returned to life last Sunday for one night only thanks to Musical Theatre Guild.
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GUYS AND DOLLS

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The American musical theater classic Guys And Dolls gets a mostly quite good in-the-round revival at Glendale Centre Theatre highlighted by a pair of scene-stealing Dolls—Heather Lundstedt as Sarah Brown and Ann Myers as the one-and-only Miss Adelaide.
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SONDHEIM UNSCRIPTED

The improvisational geniuses who call themselves Impro Theatre are back at the Falcon with another of their surefire crowd-pleasers, Sondheim UnScripted, confectioning a fabulously original “Stephen Sondheim musical” each and every time they take the stage.
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THE FABULOUS LIPITONES

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Barbershop harmonies, sitcom-ready jokes, and a savory dollop of Bollywood spice make The Fabulous Lipitones’ California Premiere a pleasant bit of midsummer fluff likely to please (if not rejuvenate) the Colony Theatre’s longtime subscriber base.
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FAILURE: A LOVE STORY

A superb cast, a brilliant design team, and above all the directorial genius that is Michael Matthews join forces to turn Coeurage Theatre Company’s Los Angeles Premiere of Failure: A Love Story, Philip Dawkins’ whimsical meditation on the fragility of life and the resiliency of those who live it, into one of the year’s most stellar 99-seat-plan productions.
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9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL

Working 9 to 5 may be “no way to make a living,” but watching office gals Judy, Doralee, and Violet and triumph over their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss makes for one absolutely delightful afternoon or evening of summertime entertainment at Glendale Centre Theatre under Martin Lang’s snappy direction.
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THE TROUBLE WE COME FROM

News of his girlfriend’s pregnancy sends a 30something writer on a 24-hour journey of self-discovery in Scott Caan’s World Premiere comedy The Trouble We Come From, the actor-writer’s smart, funny companion piece to his previous Falcon Theatre hit No Way Around But Through.
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WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN

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The play may indeed be the thing, at least most of the time, but it’s the songs and the singers (and not the show’s rather uninspired format) that make the Los Angeles Premiere of Joseph Vass’s self-described “musical play” Words By Ira Gershwin worth a drive to Burbank’s Colony Theatre.
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