Center Theatre Group presents: A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL @ Mark Taper Forum

Daya Curley, Adina Verson, and the ensemble. (Photo by Craig Schwartz Photography)

Jonas Schwartz – Theatermania

A Transparent Musical is special — more for what it is about than what it actually is. The ambition and sentiment are admirably high, but the execution needs serious work. Director Tina Landau gathers an excellent cast who perform strongly, but the text gives them too little with which to produce a truly fulfilling evening. Read more…

Socks Whitmore –  Stage Raw

Pride Month is upon us, and this year Center Theatre Group is kicking off the celebration with a colorful production from their season of works by gender-marginalized playwrights: A Transparent Musical, written by MJ Kaufman and Joey Soloway with music and lyrics by Faith Soloway, will be lighting up the Mark Taper Forum for the rest of June with an original story described as “delightfully queer, unapologetically Jewish, and radically joyful.” The show is based on the hit Amazon series Transparent (created and produced by co-writer Joey Soloway), which follows the drama of a messy Jewish family after the person they’ve called Dad their whole lives claims the name Maura (Daya Curley) and comes out to the family as a transgender woman. Read more….

Harker Jones – BroadwayWorld

Based on the hit Emmy-winning Amazon series “Transparent,” the world-premiere musical comedy A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL is a joyous, thrilling triumph of character, story, and performance. Read more…

Don Shirley – Angeles Stage

“A Transparent Musical” isn’t totally transparent. After seeing its premiere at the Mark Taper Forum, I didn’t understand parts of it until I later read the script. Read more…