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THE FULL MONTY – 3-D Theatricals at Plummer Auditorium

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Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

“Anybody can take their clothes off. But to do it on a stage, with thousands and thousands of people looking at you? That takes something.” Read more…

Now running through May 8


THE ADDAMS FAMILY – 3–D Theatricals at Plummer Auditorium

Photo by Isaac James Creative

Photo by Isaac James Creative

Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

Originally characters in 1930s single-panel cartoons and then the basis of a 1960s television sitcom, the Addams family consists of the bizarrely gothic, macabre, but close-knit clan created by cartoonist Charles Addams. Read more…

Now running through October 26.


SIDE SHOW at Plummer Auditorium

Photo by Issac James

Photo by Issac James

Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

Though the original production of Side Show on Broadway closed after only 91 performances in 1997, in subsequent years it has been revived and modified from its original form. The original book and lyrics were created by Bill Russell with music by Henry Krieger. As a dramatic project, it falls far from traditional musicals in topic and execution. Read more…

Now running through May 10,

INTO THE WOODS at Plummer Auditorium


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Bob Verini -   Arts In LA

3D Theatricals has been pulling off ambitious offerings in its spacious Plummer Auditorium digs in Fullerton. I wasn’t able to catch 2013’s acclaimed Parade, though early this year I thoroughly enjoyed a fresh and clever The Producers. The Dawsons—the family who are the 3 D’s—seem to be smart, well-funded, and committed to revisiting musicals with integrity, taste, and talent, characteristics amply present in their current offering of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods. Read more…

Now running through May 18.

THE PRODUCERS at Plummer Auditorium


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Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

Preposterously silly, Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan’s  comes to Fullerton and Redondo Beach via 3-D Theatricals season opener. It is another hit in the theater company’s chain of musicals that last season included Shrek the Musical and Parade. In this one, Max Bialystock’s (Jay Brian Winnick) Broadway play, Funny Boy: A Musical Version of Hamlet, has opened and closed in one night, as have his other recent efforts.
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Now running through February 15.

FUNNY GIRL at Plummer Auditorium


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David C. Nichols – LA Times

 A star is reborn in “Funny Girl,” now marching its band out in Fullerton (and soon after, Redondo Beach). This solid 3D Theatricals revival of the classic 1964 musical generally engrosses, and triumphs in lead Nicole Parker.

Shining in every detail, Parker’s nuanced, platinum-voiced Fanny Brice withstands the Streisand factor — a hurdle for every Fanny after the role launched Barbra to superstardom — with breathtaking results. From first entrance on designer Stephen Gifford’s initial bare-stage setting to emotional final moments, Parker reinvents the character, her comic mastery, palpable honesty and soaring chops creating a memorable turn.  Read more…

 Bob Verini -   ArtsInLA

3–D Theatricals’s handsomely mounted but anemic Funny Girl has taken the title too literally. Nicole Parker’s Fanny Brice practically bounces off the walls to get laughs. The actor seems to have internalized much of the available video and audio of the legendary comedienne, and channels Brice’s oy-vey, Baby Snooks mannerisms rather well.
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Now running through September 22.

SHREK THE MUSICAL at Plummer Auditorium

shrekMelinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

A hero and the musical about him have been on a journey. From the book by William Steig to the Dreamworks animated film and then back to the book again, this musical has undergone multiple changes from Broadway and the national traveling production to its current successful regional incarnation by 3—D Theatricals. With book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori for the 2008 Broadway show, it is still being recrafted along its journey.
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