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The Grove Theatre
276 E. 9th Street Upland, CA 91786
909-920-4343
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3.7 / 5 Rated by 9 members
Review from S
18 events 8 reviews

Keep your expectations modest -- think more along the lines of a high school production. The writing was more what you would expect of a high school production, yet much of the humor was aimed at people who'd at least had some college. Either...continued

reviewed Oct 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from John Cali
51 events 12 reviews

We felt that the actors timing was off. Too much hesitation between many lines. I've seen high school productions that were more professional. The first act was so weak that it's a miracle anyone stayed for the second act. We suggest they have...continued

reviewed Oct 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

I have been to many enjoyable performances at the Grove Theater. Unfortunately, this was not one of them. It started late, some of the mikes were either not turned on or the players failed to use them properly. It was like a high school...continued

reviewed Oct 17 2009 report as inappropriate
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The story is of two worlds colliding in 1989, the last year of the old Vegas, the Rat pack Vegas. The son of an Elvis impersonator falls in love with the daughter of a Yale professor. The trouble begins when the Las Vegas father wants his son to join him in his Las Vegas revue, and the son wants to work for the government.

Fred Willard, (Best in Show, Everybody Loves Raymond, WALL-E_, 100 appearances on_ The Tonight show With Jay Leno)  stars as the self proclaimed “King of the Elvis Impersonators.”

He is joined by Richard Horvitz (winner of the Inland Empire award for best supporting actor in MoonShine!,) as his brother, a Dean Martin impersonator. Paul Willson (Cheers, Office Space, Malcolm in the Middle_) plays the Yale professor. Judy Nazemetz (_Moon Shine!, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno) plays Fred’s wife, a former exotic dancer. Natalie Lander, (Legally Blonde TV) plays Juliet and she is the daughter of David L. Lander of Laverne and Shirley fame and the granddaughter of Polly Bergen. Ginger Kinison (Moon Shine!) plays Lisa Marie daughter of the Elvis impersonator.  Jared Hillman plays Elvis (Hannah Montana, Psych, General Hospital) the son who only wants to have a wife, some kids and maybe a dog. Anne Johnston-Brown (An Occasional Sin and winner of 6 Inland Empire Awards for Best Actress) plays Nancy, award winning author and mother to Juliet.

Saturday, October 24th there will be a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire with $10 of each ticket going to the organization. October 31st, Halloween, the audience is invited to come in costume. There will be a prize for the best Elvis costume.

Elvis and Juliet is directed by Ted Lange, award winning director and actor who is beloved by thousands as Issac the bartender on The Love Boat. He has directed some of the top TV shows including Moesha, Drake and Josh and Dharma and Greg. He is an award winning playwright and winner of the Renaissance Man Theatre Award from the NAACP and the Paul Robeson Award from AFI. He directed Mary Willard’s award winning musical _Moon Shine! _

International Gem and Jewelry Show Knott's Berry Farm <em>Sesame Street Live!</em>: <em>Elmo Makes Music</em> <em>La La Land</em> in Concert When We Were Young Festival Green Day: <em>Revolution Radio</em> Tour