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Review from Andrea Szeredy
Red Velvet 261 events 194 reviews

Very well cast - everyone was very convincing in the part they played. The acting & singing were superb, & the few musicians on the stage added depth to the story line. It is a depressing & very long musical, however, so don't go to this...continued

reviewed Jun 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Anita
Red Velvet 523 events 173 reviews

Excellent production on a difficult subject. The music, singing, and acting was great!

reviewed Jun 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from David L.
Red Velvet 269 events 147 reviews

A very impressive production of this difficult musical.

reviewed Jun 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bernie B
Red Velvet 189 events 144 reviews

Admittedly rather heavy and gritty subject matter, this production deserves 5 stars for its flawless acting, singing, acoustics and staging. Less entertaining than educational, thought-provoking and ultimately rewarding -- love it or hate it, you...continued

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Holly Wolfe
Red Velvet 158 events 108 reviews

Touching and real performances. The entire cast is blessed musically! Thanks for a wonderful time!

reviewed Jun 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Brian Dawson
Red Velvet 129 events 74 reviews

Powerful, moving story. Exciting production with very seasoned, talented actors.
Time flew by. Almost like a rock opera.

reviewed Jun 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Victoria Dial
Red Velvet 87 events 62 reviews

It's was very well done, but to long.

reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Dean Mancina
Red Velvet 87 events 56 reviews

I had heard about the La Mirada Playhouse for years, but this is the first show I saw there. First rate show in a beautiful theater. The entire cast was spot-on. Nick DeGruccio is a well-known local director who always delivers top-notch...continued

reviewed Jun 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeannette Ashlin
Red Velvet 65 events 50 reviews

The show was AMAZING! I can't recommend this show enough. I saw it once and this was my 3rd time seeing the show. The subject matter is a heavy topic but the cast handles it well. You laugh, cry and be taken on an emotional rollercoaster. La...continued

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeannette Ashlin
Red Velvet 65 events 50 reviews

This show will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. The cast is superb! Bets and Robert are a treat to watch on the stage. Bets nails Diana. Robert as Dan is hard to watch at times as his performance tugs at your heart strings. I saw...continued

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jeannette Ashlin
Red Velvet 65 events 50 reviews

This show is wonderful! The acting in it is SUPERB! You don't often get to see this high of a caliber of performers in one show! This was my 2nd time seeing the show. I'm very glad to have discovered La Mirada Theatre as it's a very intimate...continued

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jo
Red Velvet 92 events 48 reviews

I love the music from this show but the pacing of the piece seemed to be off. It just drug on and on and on. It might have been because the venue makes it feel a bit disconnected for such an intimate show.

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Rachael Andrews
Red Velvet 155 events 44 reviews

I did not expect to enjoy this musical, but I did. Tessa Grady and Peter Townsend were amazing and the overall ensemble was good. I'm not a fan of the plot itself, but it was beautifully produced. The band could have been more powerful and in...continued

reviewed Jun 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from James Gomez
Red Velvet 123 events 38 reviews
Review from theresadls
Red Velvet 68 events 35 reviews

Great music, excellent acting. Not a fan of the venue

reviewed Jun 20 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Roxy Hebb
Red Velvet 92 events 30 reviews

A wonderful musical with a very poignant depiction of life as and with a bi-polar mom.

reviewed May 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Chris
Red Velvet 49 events 28 reviews

It's a great show that I really liked. The supporting cast was excellent. Better than the supporting cast at the Ahmanson

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from John Francis
Red Velvet 83 events 27 reviews

Possibly the best written musical I have seen. The cast was outstanding with all actors very strong in their rolls and their voices blending well. It is an odd idea for a play, but not hard to see why it won the Tony and the Pulitzer. From the...continued

reviewed Jun 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Carlotta M.
Red Velvet 36 events 17 reviews

Start typing to review your experience...Excellent voices, acting, top notch production values. Thought provoking story told in a very real believable way. Our seats were perfect. All around great experience.

reviewed Jun 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael Edwards
Red Velvet 47 events 15 reviews

Acting, singing were great but the topic was too much of a downer to really enjoy the night.

reviewed Jun 05 2013 report as inappropriate
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