Ionescopade 920

Ionescopade Reviews

Odyssey Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

31 ratings
3.8 average rating
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155 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Overall very good experience. Excellent casting, and costumes. very entertaining.

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140 reviews
-23 stars
attended Jul 06 2013

I will not deny that this event being billed out to be an "absurdist theater" is exactly what it is, absurd indeed!!! but "comic revue"???...not at all!! this is perhaps the most idiotic retarded performance with absolutely no entertaining value. ...continued

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82 reviews
43 stars
attended Jul 06 2013

[See the write-up, with links, at http://cahighways.org/wordpress/?p=8092 ]
Life is absurd. You might as well accept the fact and enjoy the humor of life. This seems to be the point of the musical we saw last night at The Odyssey Theatre Group in...continued

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78 reviews
26 stars
attended Jun 22 2013

Ionescapade was a fun show/vaudeville. I enjoyed the show - the musical numbers and skits were enjoyable. Fun evening at the Odyssey.

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77 reviews
15 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

The cast's energy & voices are very good. But this truly is the 'theater of the absurd, which was popular decades ago--some of the bantering dialogue is whimsical or even nonsensical, but that is the point of this type of show. It was great there...continued

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42 reviews
27 stars
attended Jul 28 2013

The play had a lot of energy and was well conceived and executed. I think a familiarity with Ionesco's plays helps a lot, but it's fun even without it.

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31 reviews
8 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

You just have to go with it. It's a little weird and ultimately doesn't cohere - but if you're a theater lover you will like it even if you don't love it. My husband was hoping to leave at intermission but my son found it amusing in an offbeat way.

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28 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Fantastic production A sublime cast.

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17 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 09 2013

Creative, non-linear and energetic. Great cast.

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1 review
4 stars
attended Jul 31 2013

Very funny! Highly enjoyable. Thought provoking. Gave me a new found appreciation for life.

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105 reviews
27 stars
attended Aug 11 2013

Excellent! Good script, well staged, with exquisite performances by talented actors, including fine singing voices. This is one of the finest productions recently available, and I see a lot. Now closed, and a must-see if it re-opens with the...continued

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36 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

An absolute delight for the audience. Talented cast. This is the Bald Soprano with hair...the Rhinoceros with an ear to ear grin. Ionesco would
be proud.

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34 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 31 2013

A lot more entertaining and humorous then I was expecting. The singing was great. The actors were great. Only thing is that the show ran a little long--2 hours with intermission.

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30 reviews
39 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

great entertainment! excellent casting, tons of energy

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28 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 07 2013

Difficult to understand the point. I feel that I was robbed of a couple hours of my life. Forgetable as soon a one leaves the theatre

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21 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 14 2013

I'm a big Ionesco fan, so I was familiar with many of the references and material. I loved this show - the production was excellent, as always at the Odyssey. The performers were all terrific and really delivered the show with energy and talent....continued

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20 reviews
18 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

The cast tried hard, but the play as a whole is a lot of running around without adding up to much. The songs are ok-but sometimes, even though it is a small space, it was hard to understand the words. Things went from depressing views on life to...continued

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19 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

We had great seats in the middle section...could see it all...we enjoyed the dancing and singing and absurdity of the evening....We recommend it....

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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 02 2013

A fun and creative experience. Thanks to the cast and combo!

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