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48 Star Starred
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057
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4.9 / 5 Rated by 12 members
Review from B. W. Grant Barnes
74 events 38 reviews

Michael Bonnabel is one of the great figures in L.A. music theater and theater scene, and has premiered many works written for him (including Philip Littell's and Eliot Douglass' "The Wandering Whore" and Littell's "No Miracle: A Consolation"). ...continued

reviewed Sep 05 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Vi Hoyer
48 events 6 reviews

Myself and my 93-year-old companion got to this event early and had the pleasure of talking with the director before the show (and Michael after). It's amazing to see it now, because even though this one-man show just premiered, it plays like a...continued

reviewed Sep 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Lucie Lauren Penny
4 events 3 reviews

You will be completely moved by this genuine one man show! Michael Bonnebel is reveals compassion, sorrow, despair, and triumph as he travels through his upbringing in a hearing vs non-hearing household. You will leave the theatre changed, a must...continued

reviewed Aug 28 2010 report as inappropriate
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The Sunday matinee offers an ASL translator.


Bootleg is proud to announce The Good Boy, the premiere production of a solo performance piece that tells the funny, moving and sometimes devastating story of his life as a little boy trying to find his voice in the middle of a large family raised by two complicated and loving deaf parents. Set in 1960’s Pasadena, and with the use of sign, speech and song, Michael shares his family’s stories of triumph, grief, dignity and shared respect. Learning to communicate his own feelings, dealing with adult responsibilities far beyond his young years and waiting for an emotional echo in a silent home, Michael is always the good boy who never quite feels as though he is good enough. He takes the audience into his young adult life struggling to find independence while never giving up in his quest for a deeper connection to his distant and remote father. 

Michael Bonnabel is a Los Angeles-based performance artist with a wide range of noteworthy theater, film and TV credits, including award winning performances in Philip Littell’s No Miracle: A Consolation at Playwright’s Arena and the ADA Best Revival signed and spoken production of Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story at the Actor’s Workout Studio. He has appeared on The Bootleg Theater and Evidence Room stages many times including in the highly regarded and extremely successful Ken Roht’s 99¢ Only Calendar Girl Competition, and most recently in Robert Prior’s colorful adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Project: Wonderland, as the Caterpillar, among other characters.  Other appearances include productions with The Long Beach Opera Company, West Coast Ensemble, Tiffany, Highways, Odyssey, Colony and Meta Theaters. Currently Michael is appearing in the long-running, sold-out production of The Manor, written by Kathy Bates. 


KIDZ BOP <em>Best Time Ever</em> Tour <em>Company</em> Paranormal Investigation on the Queen Mary <em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey <em>The Book of Mormon</em>