Venue Details

Ark Theatre
1647 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90035
323-969-1707
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 15 members
Review from anonymous
Red Velvet 164 events 87 reviews

A most creative piece of work! It was so well done and realistic, I could almost taste the sodas and felt myself dancing in my seat with every song. The acting was superlative. The actors' perfect timing as they played off one another, along...continued

reviewed Jun 24 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Susan V
Red Velvet 60 events 15 reviews

This show was misrepresented. This was not 12 teenagers in a 50's diner singing and dancing. It was 12 adults 30-40 years old lip-syncing and dancing.

reviewed Jul 13 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Rosman
Red Velvet 12 events 1 review

It was a really cute, fun show.

reviewed Aug 04 2007 report as inappropriate
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Description

Since its humble genesis as a lab production at the University of Nebraska 18 years ago, Soda Pop has floored audiences with its odd blend of broad, stylized acting and zealous commitment to wringing truths from even the most absurd scenarios. Written by Los Angles actor and writer Jim Hanna (A Dish Served Cold, Corpus, Pelvic Variations), the play has blossomed into a nationwide sensation, appearing at numerous theatres across the country, including long-running productions in New York and Chicago (Hanna has even written a “family-friendly” version of Soda Pop that has been performed at countless high schools throughout the US).

With each successful production, the show has evolved as Hanna tweaks and updates the near melodrama of Soda Pop. The essence, however, always remains the same: gifted comic actors throwing themselves headlong into the preposterous tale.

After a 13 year absence from L.A. stages, the Ark Theatre is proud to present the latest iteration of this loud, hilarious and often inane musical excoriation of the 1950’s.

Hearts will sink, break and soar as Betty, Bobby, Mary, Jerry, Peggy, Joey, Susie, and Tommy scramble mightily for dates to the Prom at Thomas Jefferson Senior High. Audiences will tap toes, roar with laughter and question their very sanity as their memories of High School are mercilessly skewered. Featuring a talented cast of Ark Theatre veterans and newcomers, Soda Pop will shock with its brazenness and charm with its sweetness.

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