ROMEO AND JULIET

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Reviews: 6

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The Group Rep presents ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Shira Dubrovner, produced by Patrick Burke and Janet Wood, choreographed by Stan Mazin. A fresh twist to Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers, set in pre-World War II, Berlin where Romeo is a German boy and Juliet is a Jewish girl. A relationship between these two would be highly forbidden, and the consequences too severe to imagine. The love story is as fresh and relevant today as it was more than 450 years ago. The cast features the talents of Ashkhan Aref, Mark Atha, Emily Barnett, Mike Bingaman, Patrick Burke, Cheryl Crosland, Julie Davis, Kyle deCamp, Rebecca Driscoll, Grant Gunderson, Doug Haverty, Heston Horwin, Belinda Howell, Janee Hull, Sophie Lamzik, Will Maizel, Kaylena Mann, Joseph Marcelo, Skip Pipo, Sina Pooresmaeil, Bennett Saltzman, Savannah Schoenecker, Marjorie “MJ” Scott , Kristin Towers-Rowles and Chris Winfield. The design and production team includes J.Kent Inasy (Lighting Design), Cheryl Crosland (Costume Design), Steve Shaw (Sound Design), Cylan Brown (Fight Choreography), Rebecca Driscoll (Assistant Director), Bennett Saltzman (Stage Manager), John Ledley (Board Operator), Doug Engalla (Photographer/Videographer), and Doug Haverty art & soul design (Graphic Design). August 31 – October 14. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm.Sundays at 2:00 pm. Talkbacks after Sunday matinees September 9 and September 23. General Admission: $25. Seniors/Students with ID: $20. Groups 10+: $15. Buy Tickets: www.thegrouprep.com or (818) 763-5990. Lonny Chapman Theatre, 10900 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood 91601.

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Dubrovner has taken on a formidable project, and it is not without a few hiccups, but the direction is smooth and the acting professional. As intense as it was, perhaps the play could have been whittled down a bit. But the message was not lost: Romeo and Juliet were the victims of unjust hatred.

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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I highly recommend “Rome and Juliet” at the Group Rep.  It's dark and brooding and full on tragic Shakespeare…bravo.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Don Grigware

A fresh perspective on the Shakespeare classic placing the 16th century characters in 1930s Berlin. It works with smooth direction from Shira Dubrovner and wonderful performances particularly from Savannah Schoenecker as Juliet.

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


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Ironically enough, where this tragedy excels is in its comedy... This is a thought-provoking take on a classic tale that reflects a chilling time in history. However, there are a couple of moments that don't quite add up.

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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In the literally thousands of theatrical presentations I have been privileged to watch and review this version of “Romeo and Juliet” comes as close to a “must see” show as any show I can remember because it is both deeply entertaining and concurrently powerfully thought provoking. My unrestricted kudos to the Group Rep and the entire cast and crew for producing a true theatrical masterpiece.

sweet - Ron Irvin - LA Post Examiner - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

The cast is very large, and beside the wonderful performances by those playing the main characters, each of the actors add to the life of the production.

sweet - Carol Segal - ...read full review


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Dubrovner has taken on a formidable project, and it is not without a few hiccups, but the direction is smooth and the acting professional. As intense as it was, perhaps the play could have been whittled down a bit. But the message was not lost: Romeo and Juliet were the victims of unjust hatred.

sweet - Laura Voeth - Tolucan Times - ...read full review


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I highly recommend “Rome and Juliet” at the Group Rep.  It's dark and brooding and full on tragic Shakespeare…bravo.

sweet - Samantha Simmonds-Ronceros - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Don Grigware

A fresh perspective on the Shakespeare classic placing the 16th century characters in 1930s Berlin. It works with smooth direction from Shira Dubrovner and wonderful performances particularly from Savannah Schoenecker as Juliet.

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


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Ironically enough, where this tragedy excels is in its comedy... This is a thought-provoking take on a classic tale that reflects a chilling time in history. However, there are a couple of moments that don't quite add up.

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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In the literally thousands of theatrical presentations I have been privileged to watch and review this version of “Romeo and Juliet” comes as close to a “must see” show as any show I can remember because it is both deeply entertaining and concurrently powerfully thought provoking. My unrestricted kudos to the Group Rep and the entire cast and crew for producing a true theatrical masterpiece.

sweet - Ron Irvin - LA Post Examiner - ...read full review


Carol Kaufman Segal

The cast is very large, and beside the wonderful performances by those playing the main characters, each of the actors add to the life of the production.

sweet - Carol Segal - ...read full review