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Marilyn -- My Secret Reviews

Macha Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)

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4.1 average rating
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327 reviews
504 stars
attended Apr 28 2013

This was very good performance in a nice intimate theater. The acting was very good and included some improvisation thanks to noises outside and a patron who forgot to turn off his phone. The story itself was very interesting, revealing some...continued

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117 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 23 2013

This was not worth going out for.

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79 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 22 2013

Great show--The lead actress was great--amazing to watch her non-stop dialogue for over 1 1/2 hours & her mannerisms were great. I had no idea of the colorful past of Marilyn Monroe besides her affairs with the men in her life. Always like this...continued

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27 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 24 2013

It was marginal. The actress was so-so. She was not a singer. Would not recommend it.

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19 reviews
58 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

The play, staging and direction were decent, however, the leading actress portraying Marilyn was not on point. Especially painful were Marilyn's numerous musical numbers which would have been enjoyable had they been sung by someone else. It was...continued

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13 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 13 2013

Very intimate and interesting

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1 stars
attended Mar 29 2013

Really well done. We really enjoyed it and highly recommend! :)

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39 reviews
29 stars
attended Mar 22 2013

I'm not sure what the intention was here, to shock or inform or entertain or sensationalize, maybe some strange combination. I thought many of the lines were outright ridiculous & a bit trashy, certainly not a very fitting tribute to Marilyn Monroe.

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34 reviews
21 stars
attended May 17 2013

SO much fun! I loved the performance and the acting was so good! Learned a few new things about Marilyn! So much fun!

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19 reviews
28 stars
attended Mar 23 2013

Kelly who played Marilyn was excellent and I admire her endurance to
be on stage and delivering near most of the show. All the other
actors were excellent as well. Love the Macha. Great Fun.

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17 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 27 2013

I was prepared to not like this production because so many regional plays based on MM tend to be over-exaggerated and inaccurate, but this production is GOOD! The playwrite pulled hundreds of historical references to create an interesting story. ...continued

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16 reviews
30 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

I would highly recommend this play to everyone! The actress who played Marilyn carried the whole show brilliantly with her singing, dancing and she had us believing she was Marilyn. And all the secrets we learned about her were fascinating!

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11 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 05 2013

Interesting take on MM's private/public life. Not what I was expecting, yet I was wonderfully surprised!!! The actress portraying Marilyn channeled her quite well.... and she has MM's exact profile (scary good!!). I do reccomend this play, well...continued

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0 stars
attended Mar 22 2013

Because I am a diehard Marilyn Monroe fan, I had to see this play. Unfortunately, it was pretty awful. The actors were actually somewhat decent and talented (except for "Bobby Kennedy") but the script they had to work with was hackneyed in...continued

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10 reviews
3 stars
attended May 04 2013

Enjoyed performance (primarily a one-actor show) very much - playwright, actors, & director were top of the line. Great seat - easy & affordable parking in lot across street - enjoyed meal with discount at Hugo's restaurant after show. It was an...continued

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended May 17 2013

Fairly decent play although it's pretty much a one woman show. There are a few side actors but they have minor parts. Singing was good, flirting with the audience good on the part of "Marilyn" and some info on her life exposed that I didn't know...continued

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8 reviews
22 stars
attended May 17 2013

Horrible. It was not Marilyn, but invented gay Marilyn, with simulated sex. The actress was clumsy. The venue was hot. My friends (who are gay, so this is not a gay thing), walked out as soon as they got to intermission, but one of them thankfully...continued

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7 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 21 2013

An intimate and lighthearted portrayal of Marilyn's life reflecting her loves and losses. Predominantly a 1-woman show with some of Marilyn's songs and scenes, Very enjoyable and Kelly Mullis does a great Marilyn. It is a very enjoyable small...continued

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attended Apr 07 2013

Run, run, run to see this play. Kelly Mullis is amazing as Marilyn; you forget that this is not the "real" Marilyn. all the other actors play wonderful.
I wish this play will run longer so more people can enjoy it as well. Love it!!!

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