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95 Star Starred
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
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4.3 / 5 Rated by 22 members
Review from Richard Ellman
26 events 11 reviews

Don't come expecting West Side Story. This unknown Bernstein mini-opera is a brilliant musical adventure and it was a treat to see it reenacted by a troupe Bernstein himself would acknowledge as worthy of his engaging music and lyrics.The fill in...continued

reviewed Jul 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from rick
66 events 10 reviews

Great evening. Talented cast that really enjoyed performing. Medley of Bernstein songs alone was worth gong t see the play.

reviewed Jul 29 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from graceful
37 events 10 reviews

I liked hearing something not heard before by me written by Bernstein. I thought the opera conveyed problems in married life very well. The voices were not the best and the costume design needs improvement.

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See cast bios at the Pacific Opera Project website.


Pacific Opera Project presents a drama straight from the ‘50s by the composer of _West Side Story. Trouble in Tahiti _presents a day in the life of Sam and Dinah, an everycouple who live in a little white house in Anytown, USA. Their seemingly wonderful life — real solid silver, wine in the soup, two-door sedan and convertible coupe — hides the real truth of Sam’s egomania, Dinah’s depression, and the seething contempt in their relationship. there’s lots of “trouble” and a little “Tahiti.” Bernstein, who wrote the lyrics and the music, masterfully weaves a score filled with both laughter and heartfelt emotion.

Experience fabulous costumes, dancing, and an intimate cast of five incredibly talented artists. A pre-show revue of Bernstein’s most popular Broadway melodies will get each performance started before the main act.

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