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G,H.
G,H. Red Velvet
1161 events
502 reviews
127 stars
attended A Little Night Music on Jun 06 2012

I guess if you like Sondheim you might like this production. The story is terribly dated and the characters are schematic. However, the songs and the scenery are lovely. G.H.

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Maureen Eisenberg
277 events
178 reviews
33 stars
attended Company on Sep 26 2010

The vocals were excellent!! As this was only their 2nd preview, the Artistic Director commented before the show began that they are still ironing out a few things. To this extent, I felt that the blocking for several numbers needed to be reworked...continued

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Moira
Moira Red Velvet
209 events
169 reviews
4 stars
attended Company on Apr 21 2013

Excellent! The show, the cast and the production were fabulous. Very talented cast with great voices and stage presence. Love it.

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Theater Goer
198 events
156 reviews
123 stars
attended Company on Sep 29 2012

GReat show!!

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Alan
339 events
155 reviews
85 stars
attended Sondheim on Sondheim on Jan 26 2018

Enjoyed it. Wish it started at 8:00 but I guess it might conflict with ComedySports. Some slight tech problems in early parts (headset mic fading in and out) but resolved pretty quickly.

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anonymous
187 events
98 reviews
27 stars
attended Company on May 12 2013

A very good production with actors giving it their all. Not as good as ome other shows we've seen at this fine theatre.

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Robert F.
70 events
63 reviews
14 stars
attended Company on Mar 11 2017

Decent show, some strong moments, lead could be better but it was entertaining and worth the tickets. Nice little theater. Actress who did the "Not Getting Married" portion was outstanding.

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Laura Unger
179 events
51 reviews
17 stars
attended Side by Side by Sondheim on May 21 2011

This is a show for Sondheim fans. His greatest strength is how smart his lyrics are and how wonderful his rhymes are. These singers were good, not great, but the best thing is that you can hear every word, which is crucial in appreciating these...continued

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Lisa Rothstein
82 events
43 reviews
43 stars
attended Company on Jul 12 2013

Show was well-directed and as bittersweet as I remember, with all those great Sondheim tunes I'm still whistling 2 days later ...however, we were mystified by the casting of Bobby. The rest of the cast felt much more "theatrical" to us, with a lot...continued

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Debra S. Posner
47 events
24 reviews
39 stars
attended Company on Apr 20 2013

My husband and I just loved the Crown Theatre! Seats are comfortable; staff is friendly and helpful; plenty of parking in the alleyway. The play was fabulous! Our seats were right next to the pianist, so we also enjoyed watching him. The cast...continued

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Richard Melintz
107 events
23 reviews
14 stars
attended Side by Side by Sondheim on May 31 2011

Very small cast (3 singers and two pianos) produce an EXCELLENT two hour, two act review. I found all of the voices to be, not only good, but fully versitale enough to handle the wide range of styles and vocal requirements of the extensive...continued

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Boogie
Boogie Red Velvet
151 events
11 reviews
25 stars
attended Company on Oct 22 2010

Actor's performances were much better than the storyline. Sit in the center seats for best sight line. Avoid seats left of the stage in the lower rows.

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olgaw
olgaw Red Velvet
55 events
5 reviews
8 stars
attended Company on Nov 05 2010

Funny, well staged, engaging actors and a surprisingly effective small orchestra--plus Sondheim's music. Fun evening.

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Ray Q.
447 events
416 reviews
196 stars
attended A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Dec 03 2017

Delightful musical comedy with impressive cast and even more impressive staging. In a small amphitheater style venue, there is not a bad seat in the house, and despite the comfortable intimate setting, the performance felt big and bold.

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LA Theater Lover
LA Theater Lover
492 events
319 reviews
66 stars
attended Company on Mar 22 2013

This theater company usually does a great job. This was fine. The play was kind of boring and I don't really know what it was about.

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Gary Booher
344 events
313 reviews
2378 stars
attended A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum on Nov 22 2017

Amateur night with miscast actors who forgot lines and sang poorly with overamplified, distorted sound. No comedy tonight.

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William Dorgeloh
212 events
185 reviews
13 stars
attended Company on Oct 06 2012

Great performance. The orchestra was outstanding for the number of members.

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Rodney Lackey
366 events
179 reviews
63 stars
attended Company on Apr 05 2013

Little theater, fabulous cast. I have seen this many times in big incarnations and this was as good as any.

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Jose Reyes
297 events
147 reviews
26 stars
attended Company on Mar 10 2017

Most of the cast members were strong. Good acting, nice voices. The only song I had a problem with was YOU CAN DRIVE A PERSON CRAZY. There was something wrong with the harmony, and at some points were outright out of tune. But in all, I...continued

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Paul Gelb
248 events
136 reviews
0 stars
attended Raul Esparza Sings Sondheim on Nov 17 2012

A great evening. Mr. Esparza has an excellent stage presences and a beautiful voice. His playlist was thoughtful and he made many choices that weren't obvious. His personal stories only added to the evening.

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