Sugar Plum Fairy

Critics

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Reviews: 2

Audience

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Reviews: 0

The story of Sugar Plum Fairy, based on Loh’s original tale on This American Life, follows a 12 year-old Sandra and her over-the-top dream of landing the lead in the inevitable dance school production of The Nutcracker. Loh and friends are pitted against the vicious hierarchy of desirable roles in this well-weathered ballet, while she desperately yearns to be recognized as a pre-teen queen in her own right. The play features Shannon Holt and Tony Abatemarco in a rotation of quirky characters from her misfit friends to a rigid Russian ballet instructor, as well as being co-conspirators in spreading some literal holiday cheer around the theater. Wittily set to a classical music score (a la Disney’s Fantasia’s hippopotamus ballerinas), Sugar Plum Fairy is knitted together with moments of audience participation, and attendees are encouraged to dress in their most festive outfits, prepare for sugary showers of candy, and get photos for the ‘gram with Yuletide-themed set designs that include reindeer, an animatronic Santa, and even, if you’re lucky, Frosty the Snowman.

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Reviews

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SUGAR PLUM FAIRY has moments of audience participation, and it’s festive, colorful, and vibrant enough to keep the attention of the young ones while emoting nostalgia from those who, like Loh, were in middle school sometime in the 70s and have their own memories of the American life that Loh speaks about throughout the show.

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


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Directed by Bart DeLorenzo with super scenic design by Keith Mitchell and great costumes by Angela Calen, this is an opportunity, thanks to the wit (and wisdom?) of Sandra Tsing Loh, to launch the Season with Joy.

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review


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SUGAR PLUM FAIRY has moments of audience participation, and it’s festive, colorful, and vibrant enough to keep the attention of the young ones while emoting nostalgia from those who, like Loh, were in middle school sometime in the 70s and have their own memories of the American life that Loh speaks about throughout the show.

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


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Directed by Bart DeLorenzo with super scenic design by Keith Mitchell and great costumes by Angela Calen, this is an opportunity, thanks to the wit (and wisdom?) of Sandra Tsing Loh, to launch the Season with Joy.

sweet - Michael Sheehan - On Stage Los Angeles - ...read full review