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70 Star Starred
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Goldstar Member
11 events
9 reviews
26 stars
PF Changs, CPK and Hillstones on Wilshire Blvd. within a few blocks
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20 events
12 reviews
29 stars
Parking lot right across the street with affordable rates and many great restaurants in walking distance...
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"Raise Me Up"
60 ratings
4.6 average rating
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61 events
12 reviews
11 stars
attended May 17 2013

Beautifully written and executed work that brings the audience back to simpler times, with a touching message on cultural differences that love can transcend.

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Robert B
27 events
12 reviews
9 stars
attended Apr 12 2013

I see lots of theatre--and we both thought this was EXCELLENT!!!

GO SEE IT---I've told several friends about it--so if I liked it this much, it IS good!
Well acted, funny, thoughtful--and based on a true story of love and their relationship!!!

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25 events
6 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 07 2013

We all enjoyed this play very much and were so glad that we decided to see it amongst all the choices on the GOLDSTAR list. It was well acted and was a mix of humour and sadness. The fact that we happened to meet the writer at the end of the...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“A cast of extremely fine actors bring so much life into the characters. Dialects are absolutely perfect. Costumes by Ashley Hayes are wonderful as they always are in all productions at the Santa Monica Playhouse. Visca has written a wonderful tribute to her parents, and the production is one you should not miss.”
“A warm-hearted romance … possesses an engagingly old-fashioned mood that feels as timeless as romance itself.” —LA Weekly
“It will surely please those who have been in love for a long, long time.”-_Santa Monica Daily Press _



Marla Adams (The Young and the Restless, The President’s Man, Jerry Mayer’s You Haven’t Changed A Bit and Other Lies)

John Del Regno (Born on the 4th of July, Another 48 Hours, Joan of Arcadia, Without a Trace)

Serena Dolinsky (Moliere’s The Fools, Arnold Schulman’s Sleeping Ugly, Moonlight Madness, Love in Bloom)

Ben Feuer (All God’s Creatures, The Rest of My Life, A New Game, Murder by the Book, Of Mice and Men)

Mitch Lerner (Forty Days and Nights, Super Cyclone, How to Deal, The Big Douche Chill, Women and Men and Women)

Michael Marinaccio (Li’l Tokyo Reporter, Boulevard Zen, The Online Gamer, Tony ’n’ Tina’s Wedding)

Lenora May (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Jerry Mayer’s Black and Bluestein, Knifepoint, Mistresses on ABC)

Stuart Pankin (Not Necessarily the News, Fatal Attraction, The Artist, Desperate Housewives, Tartuffe, Sly Fox)

Evelyn Rudie (Audition: The Musical, Funny, You Don’t Look Like A Grandmother, Author! Author! – an evening with Sholom Aleichem)

Joey Shea (One Life to Live, The Practice, My Sexiest Mistakes, As The World Turns)