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HONKY at Rogue Machine at the MET Theatre

Photo by John Perrin Flynn

Photo by John Perrin Flynn

Myron Meisel – Stage Raw

For a considerable time now, it has become exceptionally difficult to shock an audience, a gambit that used to be an important arrow in the artist’s quiver. Nevertheless, in a society where in recent years the most dreaded circumstance has become to feel in any colorable way “awkward”, discomfiting the viewer may now be the next best thing.    Read more…

Deborah Klugman – LA Weekly

Honky, directed by Gregg T. Daniel at the Rogue Machine Theatre, is one of those tricky comedies that elicits laughs from audience members even as they shift uncomfortably in their seats. Read more…

Now running through June 12

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Met Theatre

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.

DORIAN’S DESCENT at the MET Theatre

Photo by Silvia Spross

Photo by Silvia Spross

Neal Weaver  – ArtsInLA

Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray has exerted a powerful fascination for both the general public and later generations of artists, ever since it was written in 1890. Its publication was controversial, and, even in a heavily censored version, it was widely condemned on moral grounds. But scandal has never been an impediment to success. Read more…

Sharon Perlmutter  -  Talkin’ Broadway

I have seen several attempts to put The Picture of Dorian Gray on stage. Be it play, musical, or dance, people keep trying to dramatize the piece, sensing its inherent theatricality. And while each of these attempts has had something to recommend it, none of them have ever actually gotten it right, and the productions have had no further life. Regrettably, DOMA Theatre Company’s Dorian’s Descent is another such flawed attempt, which will, I expect, similarly live on only in memory.

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Now running through June 23.

 

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.