Los Otros: World-Premiere Musical Tells a Southern California Story
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Moisés Kaufman (33 Variations, The Laramie Project) directs Obie Award-winning writer-performer Daniel Beaty in this solo show spotlighting the life and work of legendary singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson. It's the amazing true story of the Columbia Law School graduate and early NFL player, who gained notoriety in London by starring in Show Boat and Othello, and recording deep-voiced renditions of spirituals, like his famed "Ol' Man River." But he was also known as an outspoken civil-rights and social-justice activist who became a target of the McCarthy hearings. Buoyed by a live musical combo, The Tallest Tree in the Forest mixes poetic storytelling with 14 songs, including "Happy Days Are Here Again," and finds Beaty portraying more than 20 characters, with "signature wit, grit and piercing lyricism" (The New York Times). Learn More
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While there were some good moments in the play, overall, I cannot recommend this play to others. The writing and the story did not really resonate with me and the performances were OK but not great. All in all, a forgettable evening.
The uniquely Southern California experience is celebrated in candid, intimate song cycles of a Mexican-American man growing up in Carlsbad and a San Diego native reminiscing of her encounters with the Mexican community. This world premiere event is directed by multiple Tony Award®-nominee Graciela Daniele, and features Tony Award®-winner Michele Pawk (Hollywood Arms, Hairspray, Cabaret_) and Julio Monge (_Twelfth Night, The Capeman, Man of La Mancha).
Commissioned by Center Theatre Group, this unconventional, beautifully crafted chamber musical, with book and lyrics by Tony Award®-nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Paper Moon, Grind, Paradise Found_) and music by multiple Tony Award®-nominee Michael John LaChiusa (_The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Chronicle of a Death Foretold) is a masterful interplay of narrative and melody that remains true to its characters. Their stories become our stories: adventurous and romantic, honest and surprising and resonant.
This show is recommended for those ages 13 and older._