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Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 60 members
Review from Robert Berend
36 events 14 reviews

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!!!

reviewed Apr 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from har_lin
Red Velvet 119 events 36 reviews

This is one the best plays we have ever seen in the last several years. Amazingly well casted. The two main characters are truly believable as yourg lovers. The guy playing Dmitri is a strong actor. The Italian mom is so classically Italian...continued

reviewed Jun 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Lezlie Murch
Red Velvet 23 events 9 reviews

I was a long time resident of Pacific Palisades so I knew some of the story behind this play. I have learned to temper my expectations for small theatre productions but "Raise Me Up" was a very pleasant surprise! The story was sweet but compelling...continued

reviewed May 11 2013 report as inappropriate
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“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)

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