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33 Variations Reviews

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

326 ratings
4.5 average rating
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Kel
35 events
18 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 04 2011

Would give 10 stars if I could! Loved the play - loved the cast and Jane Fonda is only getting better with age! Her father would be proud!!!

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101 events
7 reviews
31 stars
attended Feb 01 2011

Very creative and intelligent play. Appreciated the staging, writing, music, and cast. Jane Fonda was terrific!

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39 events
17 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 08 2011

It's quite an experience when you are watch an actor in full command of her performance. That is Jane Fonda. Brilliant and breathtaking!

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44 events
27 reviews
20 stars
attended Feb 05 2011

Very intelligent, well written and staged. The juxtaposition of the musicologist's with Beethoven's lives was so interesting and creative. Jane Fonda was fabulous as were the other actors.

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53 events
7 reviews
29 stars
attended Feb 08 2011

Terrific show!! Really great writing, wonderful individual performances combine to make a tight ensemble cast, integrated live music (you hear the variations played live by a concert pianist), innovative and intriguing set design. Lots of ideas to...continued

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20 events
13 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 02 2011

The staging is brilliant (Moises Kaufman). The actors were fabulous!! It was moving and very entertaining. A MUST SEE!!!

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4 events
4 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 03 2011

The most beautiful thing I have ever seen or heard live! Jane Fonda, Zach Grenier, Greg Keller, Grant James Vargas, everything about the whole damn thing took my breath away! We gave a roaring standing ovation, and I was too busy clapping to wipe...continued

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Deborah Jones Red Velvet
27 events
14 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 02 2011

We thought this was wonderful. Very thought provoking, with wonderful musical accompaniment. Great acting. It was a joy to see Jane Fonda on stage.

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32 events
8 reviews
11 stars
attended Feb 08 2011

The pianist steals the show! Jane and all actors command and cherish our rapt attention.

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43 events
27 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 01 2011

Magnificent play -- poignant, humorous, philosophical!! Jane Fonda and the entire cast are brilliant. Jane's attention to the most minute detail with her character made her so real. Her movement, posture and vocalization truly creates the...continued

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22 events
6 reviews
35 stars
attended Feb 27 2011

Extremely powerful and poignant drama. Jane Fonda is mesmerizing and capable of commanding your attention with incredible nuance and poise. Kaufman's play had me thinking about music, family, career and mortality. So many issues presented...continued

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14 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 01 2011

The play itself is uneven. Moments of genius mixed with weird and choppy transitions. Some of the comic moments are forced, while others are truly funny. But the main reasons to see 33 Variations are the stellar performances of Jane Fonda and Zack...continued

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64 events
24 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 09 2011

One of those rare occasions when actor and material are in perfect sync. And what makes it even more rare is that the entire cast, every performance was pitch perfect. The staging and music were the icing on one sumptuous cake. Get over whatever...continued

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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 01 2011

I loved this play and all the performances ... provocative, funny, touching, it couldn't have been better ... at least for me.

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7 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 01 2011

One of the best pieces of theater I've ever seen. Intelligent and original!!

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222 events
94 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 08 2011

Easily the best show in town. Jane Fonda gives a magnificent performance, and the rest of the cast (almost all of whom did the show on Broadway) are equally great. This is a moving and powerful evening of theater.

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59 events
29 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 05 2011

A very thought-provoking and surprisingly moving play. Jane Fonda's distinctive voice sounds wonderful in a theater. She creates a nuanced character - intelligent, brittle, imperious with flashes of vulnerability. Zach Grenier's Beethoven was...continued

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S Chatman Red Velvet
40 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 02 2011

Brilliant play; the story unfolds intriguingly; it's intertwined with a virtuoso performance by pianist Diane Walsh; Profound acting by Jane Fonda and Zach Grenier revealing the empathy in obstinate characters. Very memorable performances all...continued

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10 events
4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 01 2011

More than equals the Broadway production, and Fonda is better than ever at the Ahmanson! Kaufman's script is wonderful, and the cast is too.

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