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Posts tagged ‘La Mirada Theatre for The Performing Arts’

22
Apr

Singin’ in the Rain is a Delightful Revisit to A Glorious Feeling.

By Patrick Hurley

There are very few movie musicals that are so well-written, solidly structured and infused with such joy that a mere re-creation on stage almost seventy years later actually works. Singin’ In the Rain, playing now at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, is such a show.

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28
Mar

Dreamgirls Is Flashy Fun

By Patrick Hurley

The big, splashy Broadway musical Dreamgirls is playing now at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Set in the early days of Motown, Dreamgirls follows a trio of female African-American singers who work their way from back-up singers to all-out superstars. When we first meet the Dreamettes, they’re a young and hungry group fronted by the slightly solipsistic vocal powerhouse Effie White (Moya Angela) Then there’s Deana Jones (Jasmin Richardson), the sugary sweet pretty one, and Lorrell (Brittney Johnson), the wide-eyed young, naïve one. Read more »

25
Oct

La Mirada’s Rent Is Somewhat Extravagant, But Still Resonant.

By Patrick Hurley

Tackling addiction, poverty, and love Rent, is a dark, somewhat overwrought depiction of life in the East Village of New York City in the middle of the AIDS crisis. Read more »

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