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318 Star Starred
Kirk Douglas Theatre
W. Washington Blvd. at Duquesne Ave. 9820 Washington Blvd. Culver City, CA 90232
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There was free parking beneath City Hall for the Sunday matinee, though the gates would be closed 1 1/2 hrs after the performance. Free parking is available any day after 6:00.
Straight White Men
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Parking right across the street at the Chase parking lot after 6pm is only $6
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63 ratings
4.5 average rating
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28 events
11 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 12 2010

fantastic!!!! wonderful voices and choreography. A delightful surprise - I wasn't excited about seeing "hip-hop" but it works perfectly for telling this story and the talent is exceptional.

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 15 2010

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

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attended Oct 16 2010

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

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“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 ": _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.


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.