Telenovela

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Force of Nature is proud to present the return of the hilarious hit comedy "Telenovela." The story follows the bitter and melodramatic rivalry between the Lajarra and Azucar families, Mexico's biggest wine and tequila makers, and their fight for power. Passion, revenge, betrayal, grapes and tequila are all in a day's work.

"Telenovela" is a colorful, high-octane comedy that affectionately honors the famous melodramatic "novelas" of Spanish TV that will keep you laughing from beginning to end.

Written by Adam Neubauer, with a story by Sebastian Muñoz, and additional material by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm; "Telenovela" returns stronger and bigger than ever. Directed by Joe Camareno

Featuring:
Jon Agurcia, Carlos Chavez, Redetha Deason, Anatol Felsen, Lara Fisher, Gloria Galvan, Michael Guthrie, Brett Gustafson, Tom Jones, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Meghan Lewis, Sebastian Muñoz, Robert J. Watson & Anne Westcott

For more information on TELENOVELA and to purchase tickets, please visit:
https://www.fonproductions.com/telenovela-2019.html

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Reviews

"My recommendation is Chessssss, go see this one!! Under the smooth directorial hand of Joe Camareno, this cast nails the over the top Telenovela motif. I laughed. Full confession: I laughed till I snorted. Go. Laugh until you snort. And then, we can all wait for the next installment with baited breathe!"

sweet - Jennifer Chun


Patrick Chavis
"It's a very simple story with tons of betrayal but the rapid-fire pace of the twists and turns create a predictably that lacks a comedic punch."

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


"This was my first “Telenovela” experience although I was raised watching the shows that inspired it & I am so disappointed in myself for missing the previous iterations. It's delightfully campy & over the top in the best possible way with great performances from many but Lara Fisher particularly shines whilst playing the oft forgotten sister. Be forewarned that if you are Latinx & over 30 you will leave with an ear worm that will last for days! I'll give you a hint... vroom vroom!"

sweet - Natalie Habif


"What a blast! Telenovela is hilarious! The cast brings high energy, passion and a ton of talent to this comedic send up which celebrates all that we love about the genre. Treat yourself to an evening of fun. You can thank me later!"

sweet - LAUREN MACDOUGALL


"I love this series of shows. Each time I get watch an ensemble cast have an amazing time playing together and being silly. They embrace the fun of being over the top. I went with a friend who grew up on Telenovelas, and she loved it, too. I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Chhesssss!"

sweet - Patty Robinson


"Great script, very talented cast, excellent production all adds up to a highly entertaining evening. Highly recommend it."

sweet - Ben Ogden


"Even if you are not familiar with telenovelas in general, there is no language barrier to be found with "Telanovela". The colorful characters and loco storylines will have you laughing and smiling the entire time. Definitely check it out before the show says adios."

sweet - Kevin Carrao


"Telenovela is a fun, fast-paced, irreverent romp through the lives of two feuding families connected by melodramatic love and betrayal. With great performances and nonstop action, it's a very easy way to spend an hour."

sweet - Beth F


"Out of the many Force of Nature Productions I've seen, the Telenovela shows are definitely my favorite. As good as the writing is, the cast is so funny that the plot is almost irrelevant."

sweet - David Kaufman


"First let me say that this Company (Force of Nature) ALWAYS puts on a great show!! Telenovela does not disappoint in any way shape or form!! I laughed from beginning to end, and all of the characters are simply AWESOME!! My favorite is "Mike".....phenomenal!! Thank FON for making my night spectacular....I'm going back to see it this weekend!!"

sweet - Bob Arnold


Matt Ritchey
"...we're treated to a great cast doing appropriately-broad comedy with tried-but-true gags and a ton of energy (hats off to Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm for his badminton-instructor passion). Director Joe Camareno keeps the pacing tight and funny and the tone is spot-on, down to the fiesta decorations and family photo."

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


"I had a wonderful time and a good belly laugh was just what I needed. If you want to escape life and not take anything seriously, go see this show. It's fun, and you can tell everyone in the cast is having as much fun as the audience watching them."

sweet - Noelle Hoffman


"Bravo! Great fun from an energetic and talented cast! A terrific night in the theatre. I was laughing from start to finish."

sweet - Dale Sandlin


"La Jarra!!!!!!!!! What a night of fun! I've never seen a Telenovela before, I've only heard about them. Seeing this, I actually wanted to know more! Give me another show with more backstory, how did these crazy families form? I'd watch them all!"

sweet - Heather Vazquez


"This show is a big belly laugh from start to finish. Totally insane and so much fun. Go, you will be glad you did."

sweet - Duffy Hudson


"A huge round of applause to Force of Nature Productions and the performers in Telenovela. From the moment we down until the amazing dance number at end the show, we were laughing our butts off. A perfectly cast and perfectly acted show. If you're looking for a gut-busting night of laughs, we cannot recommended this show enough. It has live music, intrigue, comedy, and a ton of sexy sexy beasts. You need to see this show before it goes away. Get over to the Actors Workout Studio... You won't regret it."

sweet - Ben Warren


"If you want to laugh... You should see this show... If you're boring... Don't see this show... If you want to cry... You should see this show... Ok... It's not really sad, but you might cry from laughing too hard! This show is a perfect combo of overactive drama typical of a telenovela and comedy that's needed to balance that stuff out! There are twists and turns... Everyone "loves" everyone... Everyone hates everyone... The good guys are bad guys... The bad guys are well... Bad guys... And it's live theatre so who knows what you might see go down. Please leave the kids at home and also try the Vinoquila!"

sweet - Michelle JMG


"Wild, crazy and fun. That describes this latest edition of FON's "Telenovela" at the Actor's Workout Studio in NoHo. The gang is back with its continued rivalry between the Lajarra and Azucar families...a more risque version of Romeo and Juliet. A LOT more risque! The actors, accompanied by a mini mariachi orchestra (2), engage in all sorts of melodramatic activities in this Anglicized satire of the Latino genre. Loved the performances of all...including Sebastian Munoz, as the head of the Azucar clan (he also wrote the episode) and Redetha Deason, the grand drama of the Lajarra family. Lots of action, lots of comedy and lots to help us escape from reality for awhile, and we all know how good that feels!"

sweet - Hettie


Patrick Chavis
"It's a very simple story with tons of betrayal but the rapid-fire pace of the twists and turns create a predictably that lacks a comedic punch."

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - ...read full review


Matt Ritchey
"...we're treated to a great cast doing appropriately-broad comedy with tried-but-true gags and a ton of energy (hats off to Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm for his badminton-instructor passion). Director Joe Camareno keeps the pacing tight and funny and the tone is spot-on, down to the fiesta decorations and family photo."

sweet - Matt Ritchey - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


"My recommendation is Chessssss, go see this one!! Under the smooth directorial hand of Joe Camareno, this cast nails the over the top Telenovela motif. I laughed. Full confession: I laughed till I snorted. Go. Laugh until you snort. And then, we can all wait for the next installment with baited breathe!"

sweet - Jennifer Chun


"This was my first “Telenovela” experience although I was raised watching the shows that inspired it & I am so disappointed in myself for missing the previous iterations. It's delightfully campy & over the top in the best possible way with great performances from many but Lara Fisher particularly shines whilst playing the oft forgotten sister. Be forewarned that if you are Latinx & over 30 you will leave with an ear worm that will last for days! I'll give you a hint... vroom vroom!"

sweet - Natalie Habif


"What a blast! Telenovela is hilarious! The cast brings high energy, passion and a ton of talent to this comedic send up which celebrates all that we love about the genre. Treat yourself to an evening of fun. You can thank me later!"

sweet - LAUREN MACDOUGALL


"I love this series of shows. Each time I get watch an ensemble cast have an amazing time playing together and being silly. They embrace the fun of being over the top. I went with a friend who grew up on Telenovelas, and she loved it, too. I can't wait to see what they come up with next. Chhesssss!"

sweet - Patty Robinson


"Great script, very talented cast, excellent production all adds up to a highly entertaining evening. Highly recommend it."

sweet - Ben Ogden


"Even if you are not familiar with telenovelas in general, there is no language barrier to be found with "Telanovela". The colorful characters and loco storylines will have you laughing and smiling the entire time. Definitely check it out before the show says adios."

sweet - Kevin Carrao


"Telenovela is a fun, fast-paced, irreverent romp through the lives of two feuding families connected by melodramatic love and betrayal. With great performances and nonstop action, it's a very easy way to spend an hour."

sweet - Beth F


"Out of the many Force of Nature Productions I've seen, the Telenovela shows are definitely my favorite. As good as the writing is, the cast is so funny that the plot is almost irrelevant."

sweet - David Kaufman


"First let me say that this Company (Force of Nature) ALWAYS puts on a great show!! Telenovela does not disappoint in any way shape or form!! I laughed from beginning to end, and all of the characters are simply AWESOME!! My favorite is "Mike".....phenomenal!! Thank FON for making my night spectacular....I'm going back to see it this weekend!!"

sweet - Bob Arnold


"I had a wonderful time and a good belly laugh was just what I needed. If you want to escape life and not take anything seriously, go see this show. It's fun, and you can tell everyone in the cast is having as much fun as the audience watching them."

sweet - Noelle Hoffman


"Bravo! Great fun from an energetic and talented cast! A terrific night in the theatre. I was laughing from start to finish."

sweet - Dale Sandlin


"La Jarra!!!!!!!!! What a night of fun! I've never seen a Telenovela before, I've only heard about them. Seeing this, I actually wanted to know more! Give me another show with more backstory, how did these crazy families form? I'd watch them all!"

sweet - Heather Vazquez


"This show is a big belly laugh from start to finish. Totally insane and so much fun. Go, you will be glad you did."

sweet - Duffy Hudson


"A huge round of applause to Force of Nature Productions and the performers in Telenovela. From the moment we down until the amazing dance number at end the show, we were laughing our butts off. A perfectly cast and perfectly acted show. If you're looking for a gut-busting night of laughs, we cannot recommended this show enough. It has live music, intrigue, comedy, and a ton of sexy sexy beasts. You need to see this show before it goes away. Get over to the Actors Workout Studio... You won't regret it."

sweet - Ben Warren


"If you want to laugh... You should see this show... If you're boring... Don't see this show... If you want to cry... You should see this show... Ok... It's not really sad, but you might cry from laughing too hard! This show is a perfect combo of overactive drama typical of a telenovela and comedy that's needed to balance that stuff out! There are twists and turns... Everyone "loves" everyone... Everyone hates everyone... The good guys are bad guys... The bad guys are well... Bad guys... And it's live theatre so who knows what you might see go down. Please leave the kids at home and also try the Vinoquila!"

sweet - Michelle JMG


"Wild, crazy and fun. That describes this latest edition of FON's "Telenovela" at the Actor's Workout Studio in NoHo. The gang is back with its continued rivalry between the Lajarra and Azucar families...a more risque version of Romeo and Juliet. A LOT more risque! The actors, accompanied by a mini mariachi orchestra (2), engage in all sorts of melodramatic activities in this Anglicized satire of the Latino genre. Loved the performances of all...including Sebastian Munoz, as the head of the Azucar clan (he also wrote the episode) and Redetha Deason, the grand drama of the Lajarra family. Lots of action, lots of comedy and lots to help us escape from reality for awhile, and we all know how good that feels!"

sweet - Hettie