Venue Details

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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
562-944-9801
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There is a Starbucks in the shopping center for a drink and snack before the play.
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you can bring in drinks with a lid, except for red wine
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7 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 05 2010

My wife and I enjoyed this production and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the show from the actors to the set design (we weren't expecting much). We did not appreciate the unusually cramped seating though. There is no intermission...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 05 2010

This is a very funny show. Incorporated audience participation and improvisation, which I had not expected. Full of fun and lots of energy. The young performers playing the students are completely engaging and without guile. It's one of those...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 05 2010

Very good show! Quality performances, set and music. Very funny, but with mature themes, so audiences be forewarned. I love the La Mirada Theatre. It is a wonderful theatrical space. But note that there is a little bit of action that takes...continued

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Website

http://lamiradatheatre.com/SpellingBee.htm

Description

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are t-h-r-i-l-l-e-d to present the third production of La Mirada Theatre’s 2009-2010 season of shows, the Tony Award-winning musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreography by DJ Gray, musical direction by David O and directed by Jeff Maynard.  

 

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! – That’s the only way to spell this smash-hit musical comedy! The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the story of how six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. This hilarious tale of overachievers’ angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show’s Tony Award-winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.