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The Grönholm Method, Baby Tiger Productions at the Falcon Theatre

Photo by Chelsea Sutton.

 

The Gronholm Method by Jordi Galcerán Ferrer. Translation by Anne Garcia-Romero and Mark St. Germain.

 

Sharon Perlmutter - TalkinBroadway.com

I was surprised to learn that The Grönholm Method was originally written in 2003; I would have guessed it came out of the “Greed is Good” late 1980s. Indeed, whenever this tale of a job interview from hell mentions Occupy Wall Street or any other recent event, the reference jumps out as awkward and out of place. The program tells us the action takes place in “the present,” but I just can’t believe that any corporation, in the context of a global recession, would put in the time and effort necessary to conduct the complex investigation into its job candidates’ personal and professional histories necessary to pull off this type of psychoanalytical pressure cooker of an interview.  Read more…

 

Bob Verini - Variety

Theaters hoping for another God of Carnage – another smart European four-hander Americanized for maximum comic impact – will find their grail in Jordi Galceran Ferrer’s The Grönholm Method, an absolutely smashing satire of corporate gamesmanship which (especially these days) hits audiences right where they live: in their livelihood. Although this riveting piece is going to have a long, long life, local auds might as well get in on the ground floor with BT McNicholl’s beautifully staged U.S. premiere at Burbank’s Falcon.  Read more…

 

Pauline Adamek – ArtsBeatLA

I’ve been struggling to find a tasteful way to describe Jordi Galcerán Ferrer’s fine play that is currently running at the Falcon Theatre in Toluca Lake, but I can’t seem to come up with a better term than ‘mind-fuck.’  Read more…

 

 

 

Memphis, Pantages Theatre

Production photo by Paul Kolnik.

 

Memphis by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book).

 

Pauline Adamek – ArtsBeatLA

Kicking off with a frenetic pace that never lets up, Memphis is a high energy, original musical about the explosion of black musical artists into the mainstream during the late 1950s.  Read more…

 

Bob Verini – Variety

The sleek, stylish Memphis exemplifies the Broadway show tour done very right indeed. Having assembled a first-rate cast, original helmer Christopher Ashley and original choreographer Sergio Trujillo skillfully bring out the musical and thematic strengths of the surprise 2010 Tony winner while rendering its weaknesses mostly negligible. With no dollar visibly unspent, this fable of rock ‘n’ roll’s birth serves up plenty of melody and heart along with enough energy to light up its titular city.  Read more…

 

 

Winners announced for 43rd Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards

Co-hosts Lesli Margherita and Jason Graae. Photo by Ed Krieger.

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced the winners and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theater for the year 2011.

You can now follow the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle on twitter via @LADramaCC.

The 43rd Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony took place Monday, March 19, 2012 at A Noise Within in Pasadena, and was co-hosted by Lesli Margherita and Jason Graae.

[Full list of nominees.]

The award recipients for the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards are as follows:

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