An update on the newest theatre shows in Los Angeles on the week of December 1 -8,2019.

A Christmas Carol @ The Wallis Annenburg Center

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER @ Group Rep/Lonny Chapman

Bob’s Holiday Office Party Runs @ Atwater Village Theatre 

Over Time @ Stephanie Feury Studio Theatre  

Sugar Plum Fairy @ David Hwang Theatre

The Magic of Christmas  @ LA Mirada Theatre For the Performing Arts 

Set in the olde British-ish kingdom of Crumpeton, POCKETS follows the heroine’s journey of young Bellamina Crumbledunk (Molly Dworsky), a noble-born preteen-turned-pickpocket hellbent on winning the attention of her distracted mother, the Duchess (Kat Primeau). Bellamina’s misadventures lead her to the underbelly of society, where she befriends criminals Veegan (Chris Bramante) and Jim Val Jim (Dave Reynolds) and becomes the inadvertent leader of a criminal uprising. Will the freshly-minted miscreant “Pockets” have the heart to sabotage her mum’s well-laid plans for Crumpet Day, the biggest holiday of the year?  Taken from the website. 

Information about the show below: 

https://www.robotteammate.com/

(Photo by Jenny Graham)

Set in one apartment in New York over the span of several generations, this World Premiere follows the poignant journey of a German Jewish refugee and her family in this heartfelt, lyrical portrait of a woman haunted by the past but resiliently moving toward the future. Taken from the website. 

October 31 – December 16,2019

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7.9 Overall
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Note: To be clear there are quite a few changes in this version compared to the film. When I said this version is faithful. I mean the play is faithful to the genre of Noir. 

(Photo credit: Jeff Lorch)

Returning from World War II, disillusioned Frank McCloud travels to a hotel in Key Largo to pay his respects to the widow of a fallen friend. What McCloud doesn’t count on is an entirely different battle with mobsters who have overtaken the hotel, led by the ruthless Johnny Rocco (Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia). As a hurricane barrels toward the Keys, McCloud must face his demons in order to take down a monster.

GREAT SHOW!
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8.7 Overall
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Story8
Set & Design10
Entertainment8.5
Acting8.5
Costumes8.5
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November 6 – December 15,2019

 (Photo by Jenny Graham)

As two men from different cultures reunite and find themselves at a crossroads – one man struggling to keep his career alive and an old friend flourishing in a career he never wanted – a young Chinese-American gets lost in the Tiananmen Square Protest and finds himself at the accidental center of international attention.  All three men must face their past and struggle to find their own personal victories.  Taken from the website. 

VERY GOOD SHOW!
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8.4 Overall
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Story8
Set & Design8.5
Entertainment8.5
Acting8.5
Costumes8.5
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November 6 – December 1,2019

LMDA (Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas) and LA STAGE Alliance are creating networking events and other programming for LA directors, playwrights, dramaturgs & literary managers. The goal is to create a more cohesive theater community…

Edwin Wong

In this book, classicist Edwin Wong shows how tragedy imitates reality: heroes, by taking inordinate risks, trigger devastating low-probability, high-consequence outcomes. Such a theatre forces audiences to ask themselves a most timely question—what happens when the perfect bet goes wrong? Taken from the website. 

https://risktheatre.com/

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Hello LA Theatre Bites listeners Los Angeles only theatre review podcast is going down the list of our favorite shows this year in 2019. The show will cover our top 5 favorite shows, Best Set, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Ensemble and so much more. We will also have Comedian Brodie Reed with comedy segment and a specific awards segment for Orange County Theatre.


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Romeo and Juliet, dead, wake up to find themselves stuck in their Personal Hell – forced to listen to WEST SIDE STORY music for eternity. To escape, they must suffer through a production of their life story performed by the other inhabitants of Hell – Shakespeare’s dead characters – who butcher the story in hysterical ways!  Taken from the website. 

November 1 – 23, 2019

(Photography by Craig Schwartz)

A travel writer who never travels. A Japanese architect who can’t figure out how to build a simple tea house. A gifted tattoo artist who resists the power of his talents. And a homeless girl who lives under a weeping willow tree in the Japanese Garden. Four lonely people, their stories written on paper, earth, and skin, find each other when one of them falls apart. Together they realize the heart is as strong as it is fragile, and that the safety of home might be found in the most fearsome explorations.  Taken from the website.

SEP 19-OCT 27,2019 

GOOD SHOW!
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8 Overall
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Story7.5
Set & Design8.5
Entertainment7.5
Acting9
Costumes7.5
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