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BOB’S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY at Beverly Hills Playhouse

Photo by Marissa Drammissi.

Photo by Marissa Drammissi.

Socks Whitmore – Stage Raw

It’s December in Los Angeles and ‘tis the season for LA’s self-proclaimed longest-running “holiday hit,” Bob’s Holiday Office Party. Written by Joe Keyes and Rob Elk, this outrageous comedy began as an “improvised romp” in 1995, and since then has made an appearance each year everywhere from the late Tamarind Theatre on Franklin Ave., to Atwater Village Theatre, to the Zephyr. This production marks the show’s first appearance at the Beverly Hills Playhouse and the 25th season of shenanigans starring insurance agent Bob Finhead and his eclectic mix of friends and clients. Every year, Bob gathers his fellow small-town white bread Americans for a holiday bash in his office, and every year, chaos seems to ensue. Read more…

Through December 18

BOB’S HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTY at the Pico Playhouse Theatre

Photo by Roger Nygard

Photo by Roger Nygard

Terry Morgan – Stage Raw

In a month where various iterations of A Christmas Carol proliferate like mistletoe, an antidote is required for those of us who prefer our holiday spirits bottled.

Bob’s Holiday Office Party, written by Joe Keyes and Rob Elk, has been fulfilling this duty for two decades. Unfortunately, this twentieth anniversary production is scattershot in its effectiveness, perhaps relying too much on the affection of longtime fans rather than working to entertain new audiences. Read more…

Now running through December 20.