Reviews

The People Vs. Mona
A remarkably talented cast makes the most of this benign musical murder mystery.
Relatively Speaking
John Tillinger's production of Alan Ayckbourn's 1965 farce needs absolutely no improvements.
Surface to Air
A valiant ensemble led by Lois Smith, Larry Bryggman, and Cady Huffman can't stop David Epstein's earnest family drama from feeling dated.
Fables de La Fontaine
Robert Wilson's visually stunning adaptation of the classic French fairy tales marks a return to the height of his considerable powers.
Gypsy
Patti LuPone gives the finest performance of her career as Mama Rose in the splendid revival of this classic musical.
Absinthe / La Vie
These two circus-like shows at the Spiegeltent provide many breathtaking moments, but both could use some trimming.
Xanadu
The deservedly maligned 1980 movie musical has been transformed into a confection that will leave Greek muses and audience members alike smiling.
Can-Can
The Pasadena Playhouse offers a first-rate and somewhat rewritten version of Cole Porter's 1955 musical set in Paris.
The/King/Operetta
Waterwell's satiric take on the life of the civil rights leader starts off great and then fails to live up to its promise.
Morning Star
Sylvia Regan's 1940 play about a Jewish family in New York is too soap opera-like to be fully satisfying.