Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Theater Review’

MAMMA MIA!

 

Fresh new direction/choreography and a look infinitely superior to the Broadway/Tour design that audiences have been seeing since Mamma Mia! first opened back in 2001 are several big reasons to welcome the international megasmash’s arrival at 3-D Theatricals’ stunning new home, the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts.
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YELLOW FACE

Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang blurs fact and fiction in the most devilishly clever of ways while tackling issues of racism and race in his 2007 off-Broadway hit Yellow Face, now provoking gales of laughter, plenty of post-performance discussion, and an unexpected tear or two at Beverly Hills Playhouse.
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MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Ingenious staging and a talented young cast make Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along, a guest production at the Colony Theater, the summer’s brightest musical comedy surprise.
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THE CRUCIBLE

The Topanga hills prove the ideal setting for Theatricum Botanicum’s gut-punchingly powerful revival of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, the first of the six Crucibles I’ve seen to get everything right.
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DREAMGIRLS

With its dazzling costumes, pizzazzy lighting, and above all its sensational talent both on stage and off, Cupcake Theater’s Dreamgirls more than holds its own against its multimillion-dollar predecessors.
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DORIS AND ME

Scott Dreier brings Doris And Me, his captivating musical tribute to Hollywood’s all-time number-one female star, to Burbank’s Colony Theatre for two hours of movie-and-music nostalgia to do Doris Day proud.
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THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT

Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherf**ker With The Hat proves a terrific showcase for the young professional actors studying at the Gloria Gifford Conservatory at the school’s spiffy new digs on Hollywood Theatre Row.
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WHAT HAPPENED WHEN

Pitch-perfect casting makes a world of difference in the return engagement of Daniel Talbott’s haunting memory play What Happened When, an Echo Theater Company midweek gem.
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