Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Theater Review’

THE CHOSEN

Friendship has rarely felt so good or hurt so bad, nor have father-son relationships caused more joy or pain than they do in Chaim Potok’s exquisite coming-of-age novel The Chosen, adapted for the stage by Aaron Posner and Potok and now making an absolutely superb Fountain Theatre debut.
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HIGH SOCIETY

The Philadelphia Story meets Cole Porter in the rarely-produced High Society, and though hardly one of Broadway’s Greatest Hits, its one-night-only Alex Theatre revival once again proved Musical Theatre Guild a master of the concert staged reading.
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THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF JURASSIC PARK

Three sequels and counting, forty-three video games so far, five different theme park rides, comic books galore… Jurassic Park just keeps on entertaining, and never more so than at Rockwell Table + Stage where executive producer/writer Kate Pazakis and her all-Equity cast of triple-threat musical theater zanies have once again gathered to spoof a Hollywood movie classic like it’s never been spoofed before in The Unauthorized Musical Parody Of Jurassic Park.
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IRONBOUND

A dark cloud may seem to follow Polish immigrant Darja across New Jersey, but that doesn’t stop Marin Ireland from lighting up the stage like nobody’s business in the West Coast Premiere of Martyna Majok’s astringently funny, surprisingly affecting Ironbound, now getting a superb West Coast Premiere with its original off-Broadway leading lady joining it for its five-week visit to L.A.
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ELLIOT, A SOLDIER’S FUGUE

Three generations of Marines serving in three different wars have their stories told in four distinct voices in Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, the first in Quiara Alegría Hudes’s acclaimed “Elliot Trilogy” now making a lyrically told, gorgeously staged, superbly acted Kirk Douglas Theatre debut.
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DESSA ROSE

A black slave and her white mistress become the unlikeliest of allies in the pre-Civil War South in Chromolume Theatre’s impressively sung Los Angeles premiere of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s gorgeously scored, problematically scripted Dessa Rose.
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PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Pasadena Playhouse is throwing a beach party and you’re invited to share the stage with the players as the audaciously talented young Chicago troupe known as The Hypocrites treat L.A. audiences to the fun-in-the-sun extravaganza that is their take on Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pirates Of Penzance.
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RAGTIME

Immigrants told to leave the U.S. and return to the “cesspools” from which they came. Blacks denied their basic civil rights. Wealthy whites still imagining an America in which neither of the aforementioned groups existed. If this sounds more like the stuff of today’s headlines than a twenty-year-old Broadway musical set over a hundred years in the past, all the more reason to celebrate the stirring big-stage revival of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Ragtime now earning standing ovations at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre.
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