Venue Details

64 Star Starred
Zephyr Theatre
7456 Melrose Ave. Hollywood, CA 90046
323-653-4667
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JIMMY
Casual
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JIMMY
Not used
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JIMMY
Street parking
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Jonno
Theatre can get cold, but frankly, isn't that better than being hot and uncomfortable?
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Jonno
Wine and snacks avail for donation and a nice lobby and patio to enjoy them
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Goldstar Member
Theatre was warm during the production.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.2 average rating
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24 events
7 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 26 2012

We enjoyed the play very much. It was well acted. The story was engaging and emotional; the dialog was often witty with the "He meaning him" repartee delightful.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 17 2012

Awesome acting and sweet-sour story tells the challenges we face and how life goals impact finding real love.

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149 events
58 reviews
16 stars
attended Sep 01 2012

This production was good. I felt the acting was a little stiff and timing was off. The script is well written but the wit was sometimes missed due to actors' delivery. I... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“The play cannily burrows under the categories of gay/straight, love/exploitation… director Jon Cortez has a sure sense of physicality, and handles the nudity and love scenes — they don’t always occur simultaneously — with skill … (Laine) Jennings may be playing the beard, but she’s the secret star here, a bruised glam doll, all legs and lethal timing.”—Los Angeles Times
“_The Little Dog Laughed_ remains one of my absolute favorite plays of the past ten years, and it is a treat to revisit it at the Secret Rose … Beane’s comedy remains a crowd-pleaser with an edge, heart … and a bit of vinegar stirred into the mix.—StageSceneLA
“(Bernadette Birkett and Owen Martin), as Diane and Mitchell, face the playwright in an attempt to buy his play for the big screen, and it is so well-written and delectably executed, in all of its two-faced brilliance, by actors and director… The actors are captivating. Birkett, even when she sounds like she is reading a phonebook, is delicious, enjoying the spitefulness of her role play of the agent in charge”—Broadway World

Description

* Show contains strong language, adult themes, smoking (simulated), drinking and male nudity.

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The Little Dog Laughed_ re-opens at the Zephr Theatre in West Hollywood, after a successful run in NoHo that StagesceneLA called “a crowd-pleaser with an edge, heart … and a bit of vinegar stirred into the mix.”

A hot young Hollywood actor, Mitchell is up for the role of a lifetime, and his agent Diane will do anything in her power to keep him quietly in the closet, until Alex, a gay-for-pay hustler enters the scene, with a girlfriend and his own set of secrets.

Will Mitchell and Alex get their “Hollywood Ending?”

Douglas Carter Beane (To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, Xanadu, _Sister Act _on Broadway) tells-all about the challenges of being gay in Hollywood in a sexy funny comedy with “a slight recurring case of homosexuality.” The Little Dog Laughed was nominated for both a Tony for Best Play and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater in 2007.

Starring Bernadette Birkett, Owen Martin, Trip Langley and Laine Jennings