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The Hayworth Mainstage Theater
2511 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90057
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 144 members
Review from David L.
Red Velvet 270 events 147 reviews

This is not "Death Of A Salesman." BUT it is just 90 minutes of pure fun.
A cross of "Rocky Horror" and "Blue Man Group" the packed house just ate it up.
We were newbies, but the house was filled with people who were here for the second and...continued

reviewed May 31 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark Farber
Red Velvet 262 events 120 reviews

Fun! I would probably give it a three but the almost sold out audience had such a truly good time that I don't want people to miss out because of my tepid review. Re-Animator, the musical is like a schlocky midnite movie that everyone goes to...continued

reviewed May 02 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from rickidee
Red Velvet 87 events 36 reviews

Campy, silly and over the top. It's not Sweeney Todd or Little Shop of Horrors (both of which we consider masterpieces), but this 90-minute musical was lots of fun. It was obvious the audience (even or maybe especially the ones in the first few...continued

reviewed May 03 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Dan Cohen
Red Velvet 41 events 29 reviews

good fun for the intended audience. Smart, funny, well performed. Before Broadway could use a polish and a signature song, or maybe two.

reviewed May 05 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Read Goldstar members’ "reviews ": the production at the Steve Allen Theatre.
“Way too much fun!” –-LA Weekly
“Richly sophisticated … ” –-Hollywood Reporter
“Eye-popping … ” –-Los Angeles Times
“Not since _Little Shop of Horrors has a screamfest tuner so deftly balanced  seriousness and camp.” –-_Variety


In 1985, Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was Re-Animator, a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film delivered as many laughs as it did screams making it a cult classic among horror fans and winning a Critic’s Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Now, Gordon is back with his co-writers Dennis Paoli and William J. Norris and composer/lyricist Mark Nutter to turn Re-Animator into a musical for the stage.

Special effects are being created by the same guys who created them for the 1985 movie: Tony Doublin, John Naulin and John Beuchler. And the blood will flow so freely that the first three rows of the center section will be designated as a “splash zone.” Needless to say, the show is not for small children.

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