MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

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All aboard!  The exotic Orient Express is hurtling down the tracks… to a murder! With a train full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it's the perfect mystery for the dapper detective Hercule Poirot. Romantic, dramatic and exciting, this adaptation of Agatha Christie's suspenseful masterpiece comes to the stage for the first time ever in this stylish production. Book your passage today for the thrill-ride of the season!

Reviews

MoniqueLeBleu

From a historical flashback to an inspector's introductions; from a lush facade of an Istanbul restaurant to the train's busy platform—all are seamless and lovely opening transitional scenes. But the single most spectacular moment in the opening of "Murder on the Orient Express" is the introduction of the play's true main character, the grand entrance of the Orient Express. Spectacularly crafted by Scenic designer Stephen Gifford and lit by multi-Ovation award-winning Lighting Designer Jared A. Sayeg, with Sergey Prokofiev's "Dance of the Knights" Epps guides the Orient Express into a grand entrance worthy of a diva.

sweet - MoniqueLeBleu - The Los Angeles Beat - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Farce master Ken Ludwig proves the perfect playwright to adapt Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express for the stage, evidence of which is now on display at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts where Sheldon Epps has directed a pitch-perfect production of a pitch-perfect play.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


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Coming and going through the train cars, the actors tell you a delightful story that is funny, attention-grabbing, with an ending that (if you have not read it) will surprise and amuse you.

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


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Directed by Sheldon Epps, this opulent-looking, comfortably-paced production certainly captures the essence of Christie's famous novel, compacting it enough for the stage in an acceptably truncated way that hits most of the story's expected peak points. All told, the changes Ludwig enacted in this admirable, if slightly straightforward iteration should still satisfy those very familiar with the novel and will also, in turn, entertain the others with an easily-deducible mystery that presents enough intrigue and curiosity to keep one invested... Overall, La Mirada's slick, lavish stage production of a literary classic is a visual wonder that will have you feeling slightly sophisticated for having chosen to see the show as your evening's entertainment.

sweet - Michael L. Quintos - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts' crowd pleasing production of Agatha Christie's beloved 1934 Murder on the Orient Express is a highly entertaining combination of murder, mystery, mirth and morality... Sheldon Epps, until recently Pasadena Playhouse's artistic director, oversees and ably directs his ensemble. Costume designer Shon LeBlanc garbs the characters in convincing 1930s era period dress, down to the gents' spats.

sweet - Ed Rampell - Hollywood Progressive - ...read full review


Don Grigware

Sheldon Epps directs a thoroughly adept cast. The set alone is worth the price of admission. Go, go, go!

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


MoniqueLeBleu

From a historical flashback to an inspector's introductions; from a lush facade of an Istanbul restaurant to the train's busy platform—all are seamless and lovely opening transitional scenes. But the single most spectacular moment in the opening of "Murder on the Orient Express" is the introduction of the play's true main character, the grand entrance of the Orient Express. Spectacularly crafted by Scenic designer Stephen Gifford and lit by multi-Ovation award-winning Lighting Designer Jared A. Sayeg, with Sergey Prokofiev's "Dance of the Knights" Epps guides the Orient Express into a grand entrance worthy of a diva.

sweet - MoniqueLeBleu - The Los Angeles Beat - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Farce master Ken Ludwig proves the perfect playwright to adapt Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express for the stage, evidence of which is now on display at La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts where Sheldon Epps has directed a pitch-perfect production of a pitch-perfect play.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


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Coming and going through the train cars, the actors tell you a delightful story that is funny, attention-grabbing, with an ending that (if you have not read it) will surprise and amuse you.

sweet - Dena Burroughs - The Fume of Sighs - ...read full review


Avatar

Directed by Sheldon Epps, this opulent-looking, comfortably-paced production certainly captures the essence of Christie's famous novel, compacting it enough for the stage in an acceptably truncated way that hits most of the story's expected peak points. All told, the changes Ludwig enacted in this admirable, if slightly straightforward iteration should still satisfy those very familiar with the novel and will also, in turn, entertain the others with an easily-deducible mystery that presents enough intrigue and curiosity to keep one invested... Overall, La Mirada's slick, lavish stage production of a literary classic is a visual wonder that will have you feeling slightly sophisticated for having chosen to see the show as your evening's entertainment.

sweet - Michael L. Quintos - On Stage Blog - ...read full review


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La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts' crowd pleasing production of Agatha Christie's beloved 1934 Murder on the Orient Express is a highly entertaining combination of murder, mystery, mirth and morality... Sheldon Epps, until recently Pasadena Playhouse's artistic director, oversees and ably directs his ensemble. Costume designer Shon LeBlanc garbs the characters in convincing 1930s era period dress, down to the gents' spats.

sweet - Ed Rampell - Hollywood Progressive - ...read full review


Don Grigware

Sheldon Epps directs a thoroughly adept cast. The set alone is worth the price of admission. Go, go, go!

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review