New Musical Justin Love: What if Hollywood's Biggest Star Was Gay?Celebration Theatre (7051 B Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90038)
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Written on Dec 20 2012
Justin Love was fun, funny, poignant and so relevant. The actors were fabulous and the sets and costumes were very colorful and creative. Now if you could just get rid of that one post!!!!
Written on Dec 17 2012
The story is very derivitive, if you ever saw LITTLE DOG LAUGHED by Douglas Carter Beane at the Geffen, and while there were some funny lines and terrific ensemble dance numbers, the score was mediocre. If you missed it, don't worry. You didn't miss anything.
Written on Dec 14 2012
I've seen "Justin Love" twice now and just love it! It has such a positive message about being true to oneself. And the music is so fun and peppy. The high energy cast is full of great singers. Even in the limited space of the Celebration Theatre's stage, there is much movement and excitement, choreographically speaking. Even better, Alet Taylor's performance as the terrifying Hollywood PR maven is groundbreaking. If you can see this show before it closes on Sunday (Dec. 16th), do so. It's not a perfect show, but there's a lot of good on that little stage.
Written on Dec 14 2012
Just FYI: I am not affiliated with anyone involved with this production.
Let's begin with the negatives, starting with the space itself. The stage is too small to comfortably hold what seemed like a cast of thousands. Incredibly, many of the seats actually don't face the stage, and from where I was -- unlike every other under-99 seat theatre I have been to, this one assigns you seats -- I had to watch the 2 1/2-hour show with my head turned at a 90-degree angle to see the stage, while at the same time trying to avoid having my legs trampled by the never-ending actor entrances and exits down the aisle (got smacked twice, by the same actress). DO NOT let them seat you near the entrance, you will be sorry!
As for the show itself, there are too many characters and too many songs, which means the show is 20-30 minutes too long. The band is good, but loud enough to drown out several of the secondary singers. The book drones on a bit, and insists on a "be who you are" theme, and by the end pretty much everybody has realized they're gay, which the audience loved.
Positives: street parking is easy (careful if crossing Sunset!), the people at the theatre are friendly, it's a nice vibe inside. The cast is energetic, and while they can't all sing or dance or act, they can all do something well and that carries the day.
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Quotes & Highlights
- "The cast are sublime ... Justin Love is a deliciously enjoyable musical comedy that goes out on a limb with its brave take on happiness and true love. It'll make you want to stand up and cheer." --broadwayworld.com (five of five stars)
- "That nasty publicist, hilariously played as a modern Eve Arden by Alet Taylor, is the most infectiously awful character in musical theater since Mama Rose. As the lovebirds, Adam Huss as Justin and Tyler Ledon as Chris have wonderful chemistry ... the entire supporting cast is talented, fearless, and incredibly committed ... a great Hollysood-style love story." --Backstage (critic's grade: A)
Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND Productions and Peter Schneider are thrilled to announce the first show of its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season, the world premiere musical, Justin Love, book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning, lyrics by Lori Scarlett, directed by Michael Matthews, choreography by Janet Roston and musical direction by Gregory Nabours.
To open this historic 30th season, the Celebration has brought together many of its champions from over the years. Director Michael Matthews served as the Celebration Theatre’s Artistic Director from 2005 -2008; Book writer and co-producer David Elzer has produced many shows at the theatre including the recent smash-hit production of The Color Purple as well as having served as its publicist for almost a decade; and much of the creative team has worked at the theatre over the years including choreographer Janet Roston, who most recently choreographed The Color Purple as well as the design team who together have created innumerable designs throughout the years.
About the Ticket Supplier: Celebration Theatre
Celebration Theatre is a company of artists dedicated to creating a dynamic outlet for progressive gay and lesbian voices in contemporary theater and performance in Los Angeles. They intend to create a broader involvement in their community, conduct a rigorous exploration of society's changing sentiments and values, and share these explorations with a wider audience.