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Photo by Michael Lamont

Photo by Michael Lamont

Bob Verini -   Arts In LA

The singular feature of this vest-pocket staging by the DOMA Theatre Company—and the most compelling reason for attending—is the timeless score by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. Read more…

Paul Birchall  – Stage Raw

A spirit of youthful rebellion suffuses director Marco Gomez’s delightfully earnest and powerful production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice tuner about the life of Christianity’s biggest star. Read more…

Now running through March 22.

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Doma Theatre Company at the Met


Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

This Mel Brooks musical, adapted from the film by Brooks and Gene Wilder, somehow manages to be both a send-up and homage to Mary Shelley’s original novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, and James Whale’s 1931 movie Frankenstein and its 1935 sequel Bride of Frankenstein. Read more…

Margaret Gray – LA Times

Underpinning much of Mel Brooks’s comedy is the assumption that people constantly yearn to break into tightly choreographed, vaudeville-style song-and-dance routines.

Some conceal this impulse better than others, but not even the starchiest Brooks character can long resist the lure of a cane, a top hat and an up-tempo riff. Read more…

Now running through Nov. 9.

NINE at DOMA Theatre Company at the MET Theatre

nineBob Verini -   ArtsInLA

The fiendishly difficult (to stage, and hence usually to watch) Nine proves beyond the range of DOMA Theatre Company. It’s a shame, given the company’s mightily effective Dreamgirls earlier this year, but Arthur Kopit’s gloppy gloss on Fellini’s film has proved the undoing of many a producing organization.  Read more…

Now running through August 18.

Dreamgirls, DOMA Theatre Company

Photo: Michael Lamont.


Dreamgirls by Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger.


David C. Nichols – L.A. Times

Reviewing the 1981 premiere of “Dreamgirls,” critic Frank Rich wrote, “When Broadway history is being made, you can feel it.” To paraphrase him, when Equity-waiver history is being made, it can feel you.  Read more…