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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
14900 La Mirada Boulevard La Mirada, CA 90638
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30 events
20 reviews
9 stars
Not a lot of options in the immediate area.
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50 events
37 reviews
5 stars
This show runs straight through with no intermission. It's over with a smidgen before 3:45 with a 2 pm matinee or 9:45 pm for an 8 pm show.
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"Floyd Collins"
50 ratings
4.4 average rating
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657 events
377 reviews
-336 stars
attended Apr 09 2014

Amazing show - don't miss. Very dramatic story - all true and the ideas/issues are all still relevant and compelling. Importantly, the music is really gorgeous (think "Sondheim" more than Rogers & Hammerstein), I left humming! More of a...continued

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322 reviews
71 stars
attended Apr 05 2014

Floyd Collins gets stuck in a cave with a cave-in and you get to watch him die for 2 1/2 hours. If that is your idea of fun go see it by all means.

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234 events
135 reviews
17 stars
attended Apr 03 2014

You sit on the stage of the theater, which has become a theater. You are close to the actors. The music is behind you and you are bathed in it.
Then it begins.....and the story and music and dazzling performances sweep you away.
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“Director Richard Israel, music director David O and the strong cast rise to the challenge of Landau’s daunting book and Guetell’s spiky bluegrass-inflected songs.” -Los Angeles Times (Critic’s Choice)
“Guettel and Landeau’s musical grabs the audience tight and doesn’t let go till its powerful, gut-wrenching climax.” -StageSceneLA
“The show’s style and musical content are remarkable, but so is the way Floyd Collins depicts elements of human striving, hoping and dreaming colliding with harsh, and often gut-wrenching, reality.” -OC Register
“One of the most ambitious art musicals of recent years … Guettel and Landau - and in this sensitive production, Israel - carve out a truly memorable emotional experience."