Posts Tagged ‘Morgan-Wixson Theatre’

HAROLD AND MAUDE

The strokes of inspiration that made last year’s Private Eyes one of Morgan-Wixson Theatre’s best are occasionally evident in Colin Higgins’ Harold And Maud, but this time around director Brandon Baer is hampered by casting missteps, pacing problems, and a stage too cavernous for the inventive look he and his design team have conceived.
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COMPANY

Director Kristin Towers-Rowles makes Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s 1970 Broadway classic Company seem fresh and new in the terrifically performed and choreographed revival it’s now being given at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson Theatre.
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PRIVATE EYES

Reality and fiction. Truth and lies. Has any playwright had more fun fooling (and delighting and engaging) an audience than Steven Dietz does in Private Eyes, the best straight-play production I’ve seen at Santa Monica’s venerable community theater, the Morgan-Wixson, and one that easily holds its own against the top professional houses in town.
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SPRING AWAKENING

RECOMMENDED
A talented young cast and some imaginative directorial touches highlight Spring Awakening at Santa Monica’s Morgan-Wixson, a laudably bold programming choice for the venerable Westside community theater despite certain deficiencies in design, particularly sound, that prevent the Steven Sater/Duncan Sheik musical from being an unqualified success.
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