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Geffen Playhouse - Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-208-5454
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 354 members
Review from Mark Farber
Red Velvet 262 events 120 reviews

Two truly amazing perfomances by the leads that should not be missed! The script is not nearly as good but the energized perfomances, great songs and top rate musicians create a memorable experience. Go.

reviewed Sep 11 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 108 events 103 reviews

Vegas Man Vegas

In a word the above summarizes all the good and bad features of the show. If those words sound like your idea of a great play you will be pleased. If not, then you may react as I did.

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reviewed Aug 12 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Marni DeWitt
Red Velvet 147 events 57 reviews

Very talented actors. A lot of music I wasn't familiar with beforehand but that I loved. Definitely a show more people should know about.

reviewed Nov 04 2009 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Named Best Musical of 2008 by LA Weekly_, the Ovation Awards, and the L.A. Drama Critics Circle
“I found myself swaying from beginning to end in my seat, unable to sit still as the terrific seven-piece band, front-loaded with fabulous horns, kept the room aloft.” —_Los Angeles Times

“A rush of musical adrenaline.” —The Hollywood Reporter
“A near transcendent musical and comedic re-creation of the legendary Lous & Keely lounge act.” —Variety

Description

Directed by Taylor Hackford 

Written & Performed by Vanessa Claire Smith & Jake Broder with Nick Cagle & Erin Matthews

Inspired by the birth of Las Vegas and the lounge acts that made the Strip a legendary breeding ground for entertainers, Louis & Keely is a vintage love story set to the beat of jazz. Based on true events, Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara examines the hard-won career of 20th Century music icon Louis Prima and how he turned 16 year old Keely Smith into a star.

Nominated for 14 Los Angeles theater awards, Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara has become one of LA’s most popular original musicals with both critics and audiences alike.

The show has added a new director, Academy Award winner Taylor Hackford, a new book, and several additional characters (including Frank Sinatra in a major supporting role) since its Hollywood run. With a live jazz band on stage every night, popular standards such as “That Old Black Magic,” “Hey Boy, Hey Girl,” “Just a Gigolo”, “I Wish You Love” and “Embraceable You” will keep your toes tapping all night long.

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