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Marilyn -- My Secret Reviews

Macha Theatre (West Hollywood, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

"Marilyn -- My Secret"
92 ratings
3.7 average rating
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9 events
7 reviews
10 stars
attended Nov 21 2013

Fantastic! Very poignant, the play takes place the day after Marilyn Monroe's death and she takes us through her life, we meet her lovers and hear how she went from being Norma Jean to becoming Marilyn Monroe. Lana Harper the lead, takes on...continued

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28 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended Dec 14 2013

Very small and quaint venue. Seems like 30 seats total so every seat is an excellent view even though we had front row you will be fine with balcony as well. The cast comes out after the show and talks with you and takes photos if you desire....continued

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35 reviews
61 stars
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113 reviews
15 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

Because it was the last night, The theatre let me sit in the orchestra instead of the balcony. The play detailed part of the history of Marilyn Monroe that I was not familiar with, i.e. her lesbian/bisexual relations with other women.

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6 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Dec 06 2013

A few of my friends went out to see Marilyn -- My Secret, last weekend & loved it! The lead, Lana Jennifer Harper, did a fantastic job staying in character and making the audience feel the emotions that Marilyn was going through during the time...continued

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370 events
72 reviews
40 stars
attended Jan 17 2014

wonderful actors,staging,script

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56 reviews
68 stars
attended Dec 13 2013

Good performances and an interesting story, but I think it's shallow to portray Marilyn as a bimbo. I don't think she was.

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83 events
24 reviews
42 stars
attended Nov 15 2013

It was an okay play. I enjoyed where they sat us, front row, we could see all the action. It was an interesting take on Marilyn's life. Didn't know all about her before the play.

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ajysit Red Velvet
43 events
19 reviews
7 stars
attended Jul 18 2014

Great acting, great, intimate theatre. Surprisingly funny and human moments shed new light on the iconic figure.

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20 events
13 reviews
15 stars
attended Jul 20 2014

This was not enjoyable - in fact it was disgusting. Unprofessional. Left early. We're embarrassed as we took guests.

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25 events
12 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 18 2015

The venue was delightful and the staff friendly and courteous. They were ADA compliant and made sure my I, my wheelchair and wife were well seated. The play was charming with only two inconsistencies. Marilyn was portrayed a little to ditzy and...continued

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Suzanne Flores Red Velvet
23 events
7 reviews
68 stars
attended Jan 11 2014

Truly enjoyed the performance

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Andrew Purcell Red Velvet
17 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 21 2014

Marilyn Monroe, 'nuff said.

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170 events
1 review
722 stars
attended Dec 07 2013

Walked out at intermission. Absurd take on Marilyn's life. A train wreck.

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197 reviews
20 stars
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57 reviews
56 stars
attended Jan 18 2014

I decided to leave during intermission. The one portraying Marilyn Monroe was mediocre at best. I was falling asleep and the seats are in bad shape so I was very uncomfortable. The actress who did the strip tease wasn't bad but that was the...continued

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42 reviews
19 stars
attended Aug 01 2014

Historical value was spot on and it was evident Odalys did her research into the history of this Icon. The second half had more energy due to the introduction of other characters and the interaction was more interesting.

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90 events
40 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

This is obviously a play that's seeking to entertain. The acting was fine and the production values were good. The theater is nice, too. However, the play came up a bit short because I never felt the audience got to know the REAL Marilyn Monroe,...continued

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37 reviews
33 stars
attended Aug 08 2014

The play was very entertaining and fun. Never knew Marilyn had bisexual affairs.

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57 events
24 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 01 2014

This play portrayed Marilyn Monroe has a pathetic, dysfunctional woman.searching for love with different men and women. It was a very distasteful presentation that exploited Marilyn's personal life. My wife, a friend and I walked out after the...continued

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