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jbm2
Broadway Star
joined:3/26/11
LA theater
Posted: 7/10/14 at 06:27pm
Heading to LA next week... Wondering if there are any must see shows?
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RSrichie
Understudy
joined:5/12/04
LA theater
Posted: 7/10/14 at 09:14pm
The Curse of Oedipus at Antaeus is terrific. Hearing good things about Stupid F*CKing Bird at Boston Court in Pasadena.
Alessio2
Understudy
joined:11/15/13
LA theater
Posted: 7/11/14 at 04:53am
I don't know if you consider these must see shows, but Once will be at Pantages and We will Rock You at Ahmanson.
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StageDoor3
Chorus Member
joined:3/13/13
LA theater
Posted: 7/11/14 at 08:04am
"Buyer and Cellar" with Michael Urie is at the Mark Taper which if you haven't seen it I would consider that a "must see". It is a truly terrific piece of theatre with a truly amazing performance. If you are in LA this weekend July 12 and 13 LA Theatre Works is presenting "August: Osage County" with many members of Steppenwolf and the original Bway cast in a radio play version. I saw it last night, and it was riveting. A number of theaters are in between seasons, but for a change there is The Pageant of The Masters in Laguna Beach about an hour and a change south of Los Angeles. The Pageant is a decades-old summer event where artists and "actors" recreate paintings and statues -works of art - in living tableaux. I turned my nose up at the Pageant for years thinking it was kind if kitschy - as in "The Music Man" - "One Grecian urn... Two Grecian urns!" But I went a couple of years ago and I was wrong. Yes it's an old-fashioned kind of concept, but it's quite wonderful - very creative with a full orchestra and some marvelous effects in a beautiful outdoor environment in a cute beach town.











Updated On: 7/11/14 at 08:04 AM
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Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/12
LA theater
Posted: 7/11/14 at 01:18pm
We just caught the second preview of Michael Urie in BUYER AND CELLAR at the Mark Taper last night amid a nearly capacity crowd at the theater. Reminded us again how beautiful a setting the whole Music Center complex can be on a lovely summer evening-- the fountains, architecture, al fresco dining, and cosmopolitan theater and opera-going crowd show off a segment of LA summer life at its best.

That said, our take on the play itself was a mixed bag-- Dazzling performance by Michael Urie of a pretty-good almost-but-not-quite a play. Yes, you laugh uproariously at the insider jokes about Barbra or Arthur (Laurents) or James (Brolin). And yes, Michael Urie is captivating playing every role with precision and a kind of bitchy but loving respect. Very much a delight while you're sitting there, but you start to wonder what the point was 10 minutes after leaving the theater.

 
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