Out, Out, Brief Candle: Inspirational Theater for Teens
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The last date listed for Out, Out, Brief Candle was Thursday May 16, 2013 / 7:00pm.
Currently at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts:
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As much a cultural phenomenon as a theatrical event, Cats enjoyed a record-breaking run on Broadway and in London, thanks to its feline-inspired costumes, sets, dancing and memorable songs by famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story, inspired by a collection of poetry from T.S. Eliot, revolves around a tribe known as the Jellicle cats, and their leader Old Deuteronomy, who'll choose one of their group to be reborn that night after their annual ball. The longest-touring Broadway musical in history, Cats features 20 of Webber's timeless melodies, including the hit song "Memory," and was the winner of seven 1983 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Jenny
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This was a really great performance put together by a cast of teens AND young adults. It wasn't necessarily marketed as a show only by teens and I feel that by incorporating both, the audience got a broader perspective on the worldviews and experiences of the cast. Incorporating their own experiences with these issues the cast was really able to tackle the issues of drugs and alcohol onstage and dramatize the consequences. The fact that some of the cast was a little older did not take away from their own life experiences and from the stage: there was a girl in the cast that was 13 and several that were 14 and 16. The boys in the show were 18 and 19 so they were definitely in the middle of the age range and I believe there were several cast members under 15 (the girl who played Sonia, a girl that was raped, was 14). They weren't 30 years old! If they were adults of that age then yes, it would have made a difference, but college students are affected by drugs and alcohol just as much as high school teens, if not more. Really there were only a few cast members in their 20s but they were especially helpful in the portion of the show where they answered questions from the audience. As college students the older members of the cast had a little more life experience and were able to share how they overcame their past. If anything, they enriched the cast and the show with their stories of change and redemption. I would definitely recommend this show and any other performance by Phantom Theater Group.
Written by Bruce Gevirtzman
Directed by Steve Cisneros
About the Ticket Supplier: Phantom Projects Theatre Group
Phantom Projects Theatre Group was created in 1997 by Steve Cisneros, when he was just 17. Since then, the company has produced and toured 50 productions, sold nearly 100,000 tickets, and presented a mixture of new and classic works out of their home at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and other venues throughout Southern California.