‘Honky Tonk Laundry’: A country-flavored jukebox musical, set to spin

Playwright Roger Bean has based his career on jukebox musicals like “Life Could Be a Dream” and “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” durable crowd-pleasers that have been widely produced throughout the U.S. Bean’s formulaic froth follows a familiar pattern, namely the “let’s...

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Kelsey Boze (l.), Afton Quast, Kelly Klopocinski and Kate Ponzio in The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. (Photo by Gina Long) The Marvelous WonderettesReviewed by Deborah KlugmanSierra Madre PlayhouseThrough September 17RECOMMENDED:Directed by...

Hamilton

The cast of Hamilton. (Photo courtesy of the Pantages) Hamilton Reviewed by Jess Linde The Pantages Through December 30  RECOMMENDED  The West Coast debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s cultural phenomenon about the founding father Alexander Hamilton, directed by Broadway...
The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Kelsey Boze (l.), Afton Quast, Kelly Klopocinski and Kate Ponzio in The Marvelous Wonderettes at the Sierra Madre Playhouse. (Photo by Gina Long) The Marvelous WonderettesReviewed by Deborah KlugmanSierra Madre PlayhouseThrough September 17RECOMMENDED:Directed by...

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Hamilton

Hamilton

The cast of Hamilton. (Photo courtesy of the Pantages) Hamilton Reviewed by Jess Linde The Pantages Through December 30  RECOMMENDED  The West Coast debut of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s cultural phenomenon about the founding father Alexander Hamilton, directed by Broadway...

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The Bald Soprano and The Lesson

The Bald Soprano and The Lesson

Nicola Bertram, Evelyn Rudie, Brad Griffith, and Chris DeCarlo in The Bald Soprano at the Santa Monica Playhouse. (Photo by S. Dolinsky) The Bald Soprano and The Lesson Reviewed by Katie Buenneke Santa Monica Playhouse Through August 26 In troubled times like these,...

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Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist

Tom Lenk in Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist at the Celebration Theatre at the Lex. (Photo courtesy of the Celebration Theatre) Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist Reviewed by Terry Morgan Celebration Theatre at the Lex Through Aug. 31st There’s a...

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Honky Tonk Laundry

Honky Tonk Laundry

Misty Cotton and Bets Malone in Roger Dean’s Honky Tonk Laundry at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre. (Photo by Michael Lamont) Honky Tonk Laundry Reviewed by Neal Weaver Hudson Mainstage Through September 17  RECOMMENDED Roger Bean, who wrote and directed the hit musical...

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This Week in LA Theatre

By Julio Martinez IN THE NEWS East West Players announces its 52nd anniversary season kick-off fundraising event, One Night Only: EWP Night Market, to be held Sep 9 at East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts. The event will include...

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