Venue Details

39 Star Starred
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-394-9779
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Casual to dressy
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$5 at the parking garage across the street
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Make sure you eat before you go grab something after
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Cast was magnificent
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Casual
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Dificult to find parking
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Reviews & Ratings

22 ratings
4.3 average rating
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11 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 29 2011

Don't come expecting West Side Story. This unknown Bernstein mini-opera is a brilliant musical adventure and it was a treat to see it reenacted by a troupe Bernstein... continued

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9 reviews
20 stars
attended Jul 29 2011

Great evening. Talented cast that really enjoyed performing. Medley of Bernstein songs alone was worth gong t see the play.

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9 reviews
18 stars
attended Jul 29 2011

I liked hearing something not heard before by me written by Bernstein. I thought the opera conveyed problems in married life very well. The voices were not the best and the costume design needs improvement.

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Quotes & Highlights

See cast bios at the Pacific Opera Project website.

Description

Pacific Opera Project presents a drama straight from the ‘50s by the composer of _West Side Story. Trouble in Tahiti _presents a day in the life of Sam and Dinah, an everycouple who live in a little white house in Anytown, USA. Their seemingly wonderful life — real solid silver, wine in the soup, two-door sedan and convertible coupe — hides the real truth of Sam’s egomania, Dinah’s depression, and the seething contempt in their relationship. there’s lots of “trouble” and a little “Tahiti.” Bernstein, who wrote the lyrics and the music, masterfully weaves a score filled with both laughter and heartfelt emotion.

Experience fabulous costumes, dancing, and an intimate cast of five incredibly talented artists. A pre-show revue of Bernstein’s most popular Broadway melodies will get each performance started before the main act.