Venue Details

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Celebration Theatre @ The Lex
6760 Lexington Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038
323-957-1884
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61 events
41 reviews
42 stars
Parking is difficult - we arrived very early to get on street parking. This produced a second problem - there is no place to eat or drink without a 30 minute wait in the area - the area is primarily studio industrial. Once we arrived at the theatre we were told the doors didn't open until 1:30 and we stood in the sun until 1:45 waiting to enter. Once we entered there were available drinks and snacks for donation - very nice - could take this into the theatre with us, but we were held out another 15 minutes and it was suggested we go outside because the lobby was full. Still suffering from heatstroke this was not positive. Once in the theatre we had great seats for viewing the play - sat in the back row - didn't mind.
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Don
77 events
59 reviews
4 stars
Drinks and snack at theatre; a cupcake shop nearby. Otherwise, bleak!
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Reviews & Ratings

"Justin Love"
84 ratings
4.5 average rating
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73 events
28 reviews
19 stars
attended Sep 27 2012

First off hats off to the Celebration for 30 years of value to the community. Justin Love is pretty much nails the Hollywood "beard" situation with great song, dance and direction. Its all about the price we pay and suffer to be what we think we...continued

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Efren Matos Red Velvet
545 events
314 reviews
541 stars
attended Sep 20 2012

Great musical!

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Alan Trevor Red Velvet
316 events
189 reviews
42 stars
attended Oct 12 2012

Ambitious & fun. Very well cast, acted, produced +great new music. By all means go!

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Website

http://www.celebrationtheatre.com

Quotes & Highlights

“The cast are sublime … Justin Love is a deliciously enjoyable musical comedy that goes out on a limb with its brave take on happiness and true love. It’ll make you want to stand up and cheer.” —broadwayworld.com (five of five stars)
“That nasty publicist, hilariously played as a modern Eve Arden by Alet Taylor, is the most infectiously awful character in musical theater since Mama Rose. As the lovebirds, Adam Huss as Justin and Tyler Ledon as Chris have wonderful chemistry … the entire supporting cast is talented, fearless, and incredibly committed … a great Hollysood-style love story.” —Backstage (critic’s grade: A)

Description

Celebration Theatre in association with DEMAND Productions and Peter Schneider are thrilled to announce the first show of its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season, the world premiere musical, Justin Love, book by Patricia Cotter and David Elzer, story by David Elzer and Bret Calder, music by Lori Scarlett and David Manning, lyrics by Lori Scarlett, directed by Michael Matthews, choreography by Janet Roston and musical direction by Gregory Nabours.

To open this historic 30th season, the Celebration has brought together many of its champions from over the years.  Director Michael Matthews served as the Celebration Theatre’s Artistic Director from 2005 -2008; Book writer and co-producer David Elzer has produced many shows at the theatre including the recent smash-hit production of The Color Purple as well as having served as its publicist for almost a decade; and much of the creative team has worked at the theatre over the years including choreographer Janet Roston, who most recently choreographed __The Color Purple __as well as the design team who together have created innumerable designs throughout the years.  **

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About the Ticket Supplier: Celebration Theatre

Celebration Theatre is a company of artists dedicated to creating a dynamic outlet for progressive gay and lesbian voices in contemporary theater and performance in Los Angeles. They intend to create a broader involvement in their community, conduct a rigorous exploration of society's changing sentiments and values, and share these explorations with a wider audience.