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

RECOMMENDED

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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DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS

Glendale Centre Theatre offers musical theater lovers a mid-week treat with the 2005 Tony Best Musical nominee Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, giving its audiences one of Broadway’s (and GCT’s) most laugh-out-loud hilarious shows ever.
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MINE EYES HATH SEEN

Theatre Banshee commemorates the sesquicentennial of end of the bloodiest war in our nation’s history in their tenth-anniversary revival of Mine Eyes Hath Seen, Sean Branney and Leslie Baldwin’s theatrical montage of Civil War tales told “in their own words,” and powerfully so, under Branney’s imaginative direction.
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CLASS

What starts out a bright and breezy odd-couple romcom turns into something considerably richer and more rewarding as the Falcon Theatre presents the West Coast Premiere of Charles Evered’s Class.
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INSIDE OUT

Group therapy has never been more entertaining—or more tuneful—than it is in Doug Haverty and Adryan Russ’s 1995 off-Broadway musical Inside Out, back for an all-star 20th Anniversary revival at Burbank’s Grove Theatre Center.
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CLOSER THAN EVER

Four of the most gloriously-voiced actor-singers in town, clever musical staging by the Ovation-winning Janet Miller, over two-dozen of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire’s most melodious and insightfully worded songs, and a superbly played 9.5-foot-long concert grand add up to a thoroughly captivating Closer Than Ever at Burbank’s Hollywood Piano. Lighting may be rudimentary, the set may consist simply of a red velvet curtain, four stools, and said piano, and the folding-chair seating as back-challengingly uncomfy as it gets, but oh the performances! Oh the songs!
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THE ROAD TO APPOMATTOX

A war approaching its bloody end and a marriage quite possibly nearing its own death throes come together Catherine Bush’s enlightening, entertaining new dramedy The Road To Appomattox, now getting its West Coast Premiere at Burbank’s Colony Theatre.
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