Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Theater Review’

A VERY DIE HARD CHRISTMAS

A Very Die Hard Christmas, Josh Carson’s hit musical spoof of a certain Bruce Willis holiday classic, is back for 2017, sharper, funnier, and more outrageous than ever, and just what Santa ordered for those who like their year-end festivities to be naughty rather than nice.
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reasons to be pretty

Neil LaBute dissects male-female relationships as only he can—savagely, but not without humor and maybe even a sliver of hope—in reasons to be pretty, his 2008 button-pusher now being given a dynamically directed, sensationally acted intimate revival at Hollywood’s Lounge Theatre.
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ORPHANS

Rising star Leo B. Ramsey burns up the stage opposite gifted teen newcomer Breaker Novogratz and dynamic stage-and-screen vet Ray Abruzzo in Lyle Kessler’s powerful three-hander Orphans, now thrilling and devastating audiences in equal measure at Hollywood’s Lounge Theatre.
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PACIFIC OVERTURES

Chromolume Theatre offers Stephen Sondheim aficionados the chance to catch the rarely performed Pacific Overtures, and though the musical itself will probably never rank high on my list of Sondheim favorites, its many fans will find much to admire in this full-length intimate staging.
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LEVI! A NEW MUSICAL

A stellar Marc Ginsburg and more than a dozen unsung Sherman Brothers songs are the best reasons to catch the World Premiere of the old-and-new Levi! A New Musical, the latest from the students of LACC’s Theatre Academy.
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bled for the household truth

If a tightly-wound New York male and a free-spirited Manchester female sharing NYC digs sounds like the latest take on Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, think again. Ruth Fowler’s bled for the household truth may have an uncomfortable laugh every now and then, but what the Welsh playwright has up her twisted sleeve in this Rogue Machine World Premiere proves the darkest, most disturbing, and quite possibly the most compelling play in town.
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deLEARious

deLEARious, Phil Swann and Ron West’s deliciously clever, delightfully tuneful musical within a musical within a musical is back for a 9th-anniversary Open Fist Theatre Company revival guaranteed to tickle musical theater buffs and Shakespeare aficionados alike.
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THE TRAGEDY

Whether you find The Tragedy, D.G. Watson’s twisty-turny tale of three young Hollywood talent managers in search of the stroke of genius that will save their floundering business a piece of theatrical brilliance or a hallucinogenic hot mess may depend on how many shrooms you’ve consumed before lights-up. In either case, this often outrageously funny Ammunition Theatre Company World Premiere is like nothing else now playing on L.A. theater stages.
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