Laura: Thrilling 1940s Stage Noir Mixes Murder & Obsession
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The last date listed for Laura was Saturday March 1, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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The dangers of workplace romances are explored to both comic and dramatic effect in this revival of the 1954 Tony Award-winning musical. At the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, sparks fly between Sid Sorokin, the new factory superintendent, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a pay increase, setting off a conflict between management and labor, not to mention a battle of the sexes. A true slice-of-'50s-era-life, the still-resonant storyline also boasts a timeless jazzy score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, featuring songs like "Steam Heat," "Hey There" and "Hernando's Hideaway." This ever-popular show won the Tony for Best Revival when it appeared on Broadway in 2006, starring Harry Connick, Jr. Learn More
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Featured review from Dwaine Swett
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A change from my usual Saturday night DVD movie. Live theater is normally not my thing, but it's good for a change now and again. This particular theater is convenient to attend and the producer was a friend of mine so I thought "why not?". This was the second performance of a play which I have attended at this theater. Most of the time, a comedy is in the offing but since "Laura" was a murder mystery, it piqued my interest.
I knew this was a classic film from the 40's but had not seen it so I did not know the story. It begins slowly as the characters are developed with the tension finally rising by the end of the 1st act. The 2nd act keeps things moving along and then finally by the 3rd act you are guessing as to "who dunnuit" until finally all is revealed. The entire production was first rate as you were immersed into the 40's along with the actors. Since this is a not so large community theater, one really feels the intimacy of the setting and with the actors on the stage.
About the Ticket Supplier: Whittier Community Theatre
Founded in 1922, the Whittier Community Theatre presents a four-show season in the attractive, refurbished 396-seat Center Theatre, located in the Whittier Community Center. WCT has been in continuous operation since its inception making it the oldest non-profit amateur theatre west of the Mississippi.