BELZ! A Jewish Vaudeville Musical Returns to L.A.
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The last date listed for BELZ! A Jewish Vaudeville Musical was Friday April 12, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Buried Child, the powerfully mysterious play that won Sam Shepard a 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is a darkly comic meditation on the theme of "You can't go home again." The story begins when 20-something Vince decides to bring his girlfriend back to his family's decaying farm. A sweet idea, but there's a hitch: No one "back home" -- neither his folks nor his grandparents -- seems to remember him. Eviscerating Rockwell-ian notions of American rural life, the play oozes with a spookiness that takes a long while to shake off. Buried Child is a bona fide classic masterfully conveying the mystical, cannibalistic pull of family ties even as they unravel. Learn More
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Featured review from Alex KozinskiRed Velvet
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It was great fun. Brought back a lot of memories. A surprisingly large troupe of actors and musicians (17 by my count, including the excellent piano player), all of whom performed admirably. Learned a few new Jewish jokes, but mostly got a new spin on old ones. The lead female singer has an excellent voice. Everybody put a lot of heart into this production. This is a slice of recent history that is quickly disappearing from living memories. Well worth seeing, whether you're Jewish or not.
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The story was interesting but most of the talent was too amateurish and you never really connected with the characters..of which there were too many. I thought it was going to be the story of Jewish vaudeville rather than the quest of one person...continued