Marilyn -- My Secret: Monroe's Life Exposed in New Play
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from Albert R.Red Velvet
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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 scandalous details, most of which I hadn't heard before. I don't really remember Marilyn for her singing, but the songs that were performed by the actress seemed to be used to convey what she was thinking and feeling at the time. Some of the content is best suited for adults, so it is not something I'd recommend bringing the kids to. Otherwise it is a good show that I'd recommend if you are interested in the subject matter (or old-time Hollywood, in an old time theater).
Quotes & Highlights
“[The play] treads ground yet unworn … Nanin’s directorial use of film clips that blend into live action is creatively done … the script pulls no sexual punches.” —LA Weekly (Pick of the Week)
“The meticulous rendering is deliciously intimate; Marilyn shares her secrets with the audience as if confiding in her best friend … Odalys Nanin, as the producer, director and co-writer, has done a fantastic job bringing this highly entertaining, as well as moving production to life.” —RevoluTimes
See a preview clip of the show on YouTube.