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Archive for Closer Than Ever

CLOSER THAN EVER at International City Theatre

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Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

The musical revue “Closer Than Ever” makes a lovely evening for folks who don’t want to be asked to dig into the meaning of songs, who prefer messages told simply. The music, too, though it has more than a few tinges of dissonance, doesn’t tax the listener.

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Now running through March 6

CLOSER THAN EVER at the Hollywood Piano Store

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Photo by David Zack

Bob Verini -   Arts In LA

Book musicals and musical revues are two different animals, and it’s a rare theater songwriter or team that can crank out both. Many of the very best— Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Stephen Sondheim, and Frank Loesser come to mind—are responsible for brilliantly unified scores for world-class musical plays. Yet when you divorce their songs from their plots and link them together into a cabaret entertainment, the result is at best pedestrian… Read more…

Now running through March 15.