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18709 Star Starred
Ahmanson Theatre
at the Music Center 135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-628-2772
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We went to a matinee and bought lunch on the Plaza. Not inexpensive, but tasty and convenient.
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Traffic on 101 getting there was HORRIBLE, it took us 2 1/2 hours bumper to bumper the whole way. Made mistake of merging on to 110 and got off at 4th. Next time we will stay on 101 and get off at Temple.
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"The Royal Family"
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3.6 average rating
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Quotes & Highlights

“A resplendent revival.” -Daily News
“There’s no people like show people…George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s tart valentine to show biz…glittering zingers are made to shine.” —L.A. Times
“A love letter to - and sendup of — life in the theatre…Wonderful to behold." —Hollywood Reporter

Description

Meet the Cavendishes, the first family of the American stage, as they sword-fight, swoon, and act their way through their daily lives, proving the old axiom, the show — and the family — must go on. Kaufman and Ferber’s 1927 classic comedy is fast-paced, uproarious, and full of larger than life eccentrics.

“The Royal Family” is a fond valentine of the then-reigning stage family in America, the Barrymores. It is the first of six collaborations between George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber — two of the greatest names in 20th century American literature.

Their most popular works together include “The Royal Family,” “Dinner at Eight” and “Stage Door”.

Stars (alphabetically): Richard Cox, Robert L Devaney, Barbara Dirickson, Ellia English, Daniel Gerroll, Melinda Page Hamilton, George S. Iriving, Charles Kimbrough, Bobby C. King, Alan Mandell, Kate Mulgrew, Eve Roberts, Marian Seldes

“Moments of high comedy, which Moore and his cast mine for all they’re worth. THE TOTAL EFFECT IS ENCHANTING.”

Paul Hodgins, The Orange County Register