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34 Star Starred
King King Hollywood
6555 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 31 members
Review from Pianoman

Horrible sound quality-- got better throughout the night, but for the first 30 minutes it was very hard to understand what any of them were saying. Seats were VERY uncomfortable, which made the show feel longer than it actually was. Actors did a...continued

reviewed Jun 04 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Justin Winters

Katrina Lenk (Hester) stole the show!!! She is truly a one of a kind talent. (Kudos to Mark Luna also for a good performance).

reviewed Jun 04 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Christa

Very interesting take on the classic Hawthorne tale. Some bad sound control in places (especially at the beginning when the actors are actually trying to establish the plot!) making specific segments indistinguishable, but the singing voices were...continued

reviewed Jul 16 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“Puritans breaking into power ballads makes heady sense in Mark Governor’s rock musical shAme…accumulates a certain blunt power…it’s never a bad thing to hand a masterpiece a mike and let it belt one.” —Los Angeles Times
“Governor’s songs have some of the catchiest rhythms, melodies, and hooks I’ve heard in a new musical, making each instantly hummable…The music is catchy and the performances rock. And there’s no ‘shame’ in that!” —


The Los Angeles Rock Opera presents:


A Rock Opera by Mark Governor

Directed and Choreographed by Janet Roston

Based on the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Vocal Director: Michael Wells

Ass’t Director/Choreographer: Liz Sroka

Produced By: Carlos Carrasco and Liz Sroka


Katrina Lenk, Mark Luna, Danny Shorago, Laura Darrell, Kelly Becerra, Joe Donohoe, Daniel Lujan, James W. Lynch, Trina Taylor and Erin Zaruba

Using powerful rock songs, soulful indie ballads and haunting melodies, shAme reinvigorates Rock Opera with a timeless story of sex, sin and redemption. The New York style King King Nightclub in Hollywood brings the audience into the world of shAme using video images, rock style lighting, and non-stop music that keeps this classic story of love and honor thrilling and current.

“Nights of Shame”

Come for the show and stay for the party at no additional cost! At 10:00pm, immediately following shAme, there will be different bands, DJs and more.

  • May 28: Taxi Doll, Catalog, DJ ACD (a night of pop electronica)
  • June 4: Vicious Licks, Cast of Kings, DJ Double D
  • June 11: The Latin Flavors, Buyepongo, DJ Ray Ricky and DJ Askari (a night of Cumbia and Latin music)
  • June 18: Emi Kasai Band and DJ Smiles Davis (a night of Japanese funk and funk/soul DJ)
  • July 16: The Fuxedos (a night of art rock from _shAme_’s Chillingworth!)
  • And more!

Check for weekly calendar updates.

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