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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (La Mirada, CA)

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170 ratings
4.5 average rating
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377 reviews
-333 stars
attended Jun 12 2013

GO! I eagerly anticipated this show - and it totally delivered. I was worried my high expectations were a set-up for disappointment, but this really is a wonderful show and a great production. The venue is so lovely, so much easy parking, great...continued

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194 reviews
145 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

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

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173 reviews
71 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

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

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141 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

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

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137 reviews
24 stars
attended Jun 05 2013

A very impressive production of this difficult musical.

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105 reviews
32 stars
attended Jun 15 2013

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

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67 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 20 2013

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

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60 reviews
22 stars
attended Jun 09 2013

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

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56 reviews
68 stars
attended Jun 20 2013

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

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46 reviews
19 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

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.

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44 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 19 2013

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

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43 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

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

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43 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

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

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43 reviews
8 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

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

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35 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 20 2013

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

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31 reviews
21 stars
attended Jun 01 2013

loved it to pieces-a true work of art. My 2nd time around. I saw the original in LA. This was everybit as good!

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30 reviews
32 stars
attended May 31 2013

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

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28 reviews
84 stars
attended Jun 16 2013

Excellent show, must stay for act 2 for the punch in the gut. Dealing with mental illness is hard and this puts a part of it in perspective.

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27 reviews
19 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

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

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Chris Red Velvet
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26 reviews
18 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

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

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