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22162 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 184 members
Review from Eric Andrist
14 events 11 reviews

I like to think I see most movies that come along...eventually, but somehow "Leap of Faith" starring Steve Martin and Debra Winger slipped by me. So when we got tickets to see the new Alan Menken musical currently playing at the Ahmanson Theater...continued

reviewed Sep 21 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Steve
5 events 4 reviews

It was hard to bekieve this was the first performance. The cast is great and Raul Esparza was phenomenal. I would love to see it again after two more weeks of previews as I sure it will be tweaked some before the Grand Opening.

reviewed Sep 11 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Bailey's Dad
20 events 16 reviews

When attending a new musical that is pre-Broadway you know it is a work in progress. LEAP OF FAITH in my opinion is still in the workshop phase. The script is very convoluted and the musical numbers forgettable. Raul Esparza does his best to...continued

reviewed Sep 14 2010 report as inappropriate
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You’ll be dancing in the aisles when con man Jonas Nightingale brings his gospel-charged tent revival to rain-starved Kansas. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Raul Esparza and Golden Globe Award-nominee Brooke Shields star in this world premiere Broadway-bound new musical.

Based on the movie with Steve Martin, Leap of Faith boasts a brand-new score from 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award®-winner Rob Ashford, of the recent Taper favorite, Parade.

When his traveling ministry breaks down in a small Kansas town, part-time reverend and full-time con artist (Esparza) quickly pitches a tent and invites the locals to a revival. The sheriff is determined to stop Jonas from separating the townspeople from their money, but Jonas’ real challenge arises when he meets a pretty waitress (Shields) and her son, whose love forces an ultimate cynic to take a real leap of faith.

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