Venue Details

374 Star Starred
Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd. at Duquesne Ave. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
213-628-2772
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 63 members
Review from GT

A very good show with excellent performances. Its many layers and slowly-revealed complexities keep you continuously engaged. Leap of Faith at the Ahmanson may have been everything that's wrong with brand new American musicals, but Venice is...continued

reviewed Oct 31 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

What a great show! Well executed. I loved the storytelling & energy. The visuals are great and creativity pouring all over the stage. The singing of the full cast got warmer for the 2nd act. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Othello and our...continued

reviewed Oct 15 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Elise W.

Venice is a high energy hip-hop spectacular with singing, dancing, rapping and graphic affects. It tells the story of unrequited love, conflict between Cain and Abel (ish) brothers battling a life long struggle for power and acceptance and a...continued

reviewed Oct 16 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“The year’s best musical! Though early in its creative life, the next major American musical could well be in the making.” —Time Magazine* *
See a "preview ":http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/productiondetail.aspx?id=14326of _Venice. _
The choreography team for Venice includes* John Carrafa* who received Tony Award Nominations for Urinetown and Into the Woods and a 2007 Media Choreography Award for his work on The Polar Express, as well as *Tanisha Scott, * whose diverse resume includes everything from Alicia Keys’ As I Am tour to the music video for Beyonce’s “Upgrade U” to the feature film Notorious for 20th Century Fox.

Description

A  next generation Broadway musical that uses the vocabulary of hip-hop while sampling _Othello _and Brecht to spin an epic tale of struggle and redemption.

Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, creators of the 2007 audience  favorite _Clay__,_ return triumphantly  to the Douglas with Venice, an ambitious new musical with a highly original score that  fuses hip-hop, R&B and even opera. Set in the not-too-distant future, this tale of two brothers with conflicting ideas of how to lead a city caught in a terrorist war is a visionary new theatrical work filled with love, politics, treachery, tragedy and exhilarating music.

<em>The Book of Mormon</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey Straight No Chaser/Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Santa Anita Park's Winner's Circle BBQ Championship Standup Comedian Lisa Lampanelli <em>Sister Act</em>