Interacting With Controversial Figures of the 20th Century In Inside Private Lives
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After dazzling audiences in New York and Boston -- and winning the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical revival -- this exciting new staging of Pippin comes to the Pantages. This updated version of the Broadway classic infuses the production with amazing acrobatics and wondrous magical feats, along with the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz, award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell. With classic songs "Corner of the Sky," "No Time at All," "Magic to Do" and "Extraordinary," and recreated versions of Bob Fosse's original choreography, this sexy and sophisticated version of Pippin tells the story of the son of Charlemagne, leader of the Holy Roman Empire, who goes on a death-defying journey to find meaning in life. He encounters love, sex, war and politics, and must ultimately choose between a life that's ordinary or a flash of singular glory. Learn More
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An LA Weekly Pick of the Week!
“Best of 2006” for “Best New Form” ReviewPlays.com
“The funny scenes found most of their humor in the unintentional absurdity of these cultural icons. Hearing bubbly Tupperware vice president Brownie Wise explain that women don’t belong in the boardroom (her being the exception) is made funnier because it actually happned. The beliefs Koresh spouts are so ridiculous that Shofner’s performance got some of the biggest laughs, but the actor played him with straight-faced sincerity.” _-Splash! Magazine_
Inside Private Lives is a unique theatrical experience, unlike anything currently playing in Los Angeles, in which controversial 20th-century figures engage and interact with audiences. The figures portrayed include: Christine Jorgensen, the first American to transform from a man to a woman; Bobby Sands, the I.R.A. activist who starved himself to death in protest against abuse of political prisoners by the British; Billy Carter, the colorful, beer drinking younger brother of US President Jimmy Carter; Jane Roberts, an American author, poet, and medium who channeled the entity Seth; Elia Kazan, the celebrated stage and film director who was damned for his cooperation with the House Un-American Activities Committee during the McCarthy Era; Marge Schott, owner of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team who was suspended by Major League Baseball for her racist attitudes; King Edward the VIII who abdicated the throne because of his love affair with American Wallis Simpson; Brownie Wise, executive and inventor of the Tupperware “Home Parties”; Julia Philips, first woman to win an Oscar for Producing The Sting who was later fired from Close Encounters of the Third Kind set for her raging drub abuse; Tokyo Rose, an American citizen convicted for treason in 1949 and spent 10 years in an American prison; and David Koresh, infamous leader of the Branch Davidians.