Magnum Opus Theatre Presents

the magnum players · Ages 16+ · United States of America

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RUTH SILVEIRA certified reviewer · June 14, 2015
If you are not yet acquainted with Magnum Opus Theatre treat yourself with this show. It is the best yet. There is a Magnum Opus style of playing that illuminates, illustrates, the.....idiosyncrasy, shall I say, of the script, and this ensemble accepts and revels in it. That is the only way to go. Come and enjoy. ... full review

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TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) · June 18, 2015
tagged as: comedy · Dark Comedy
If “Showgirls” drinking games is your cup of tea, run, don’t walk, to get your tickets — no matter who is in your way. Read the full review by Marc Wheeler at Gia On The Move (official press) http://giaonthemove.com/2015/06/13/gia-hff15-reviews-magnum-opus-theatre-presents-the-yearbook/... full review

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MARIO RIVAS certified reviewer · June 25, 2015
tagged as: comedy · funny
My wife and I never miss a Magnum Opus show, and they have outdone themselves with "The Yearbook." Oh, it's so good -- 'cause it's so bad! The (unintentionally) awful script gives the Players great material, and they tackle it with gusto. The whole cast is terrific and the direction breezy. You'll laugh til it hurts. ... full review

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JEN KENYON certified reviewer · June 23, 2015
tagged as: hilarious · madcap · silly · fun
Simply put: an hour with Magnum Opus is the most fun you'll have all Fringe. See this show.... full review

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CHUCK ARMSTRONG certified reviewer · June 23, 2015
tagged as: funny · hilarious · cringeworthy
There's more to this show than beats the odds! Magnum Opus crushes it once again with "The Year Book". With a show this funny I'd normally tip my hat the writer, but in this case the opposite is what one ought to do. Hilarious show top to bottom, perfectly adapted, directed, and acted by the tremendous Magnum Players. Absolutely delightful - I cannot recommend this show highly enough, especially for anyone working (or trying to find work) in the entertainment industry. Go see it!... full review

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RYAN JOHNSON · June 20, 2015
Holy Christ in a bucket of cheese! I now have Dwayne Johnson abs from the convulsions of laughing with unmitigated vigor while watching this show. I'll freely admit it, I may have peed myself a trickle. The actors perform a less-than-perfect screenplay word for word - misspellings, typos, confused idioms, and all. It's perfect fun. Go throw your money at this show.... full review

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JIM BLANCHETTE · June 20, 2015
Magnum Opus' production of The Yearbook, a rejected film script, is nothing short of brilliant. I couldn't stop laughing, even though I tried several times. The cast is outstanding. The acting is crisp and effective. I laughed so hard I thought I was going to hurt myself. Monica Greene and Heather Klinke lead an amazing cast consisting of absolutely zero weak links. Couldn't recommend this show more.... full review

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LISA K. WYATT · June 20, 2015
Magnum Opus Players Present The Yearbook is just flipping glorious! A sharp, crisp, clever production with comic actors at the top of their game. The staging is bare bones but inventive and clean as they accommodate the numerous sets of a screenplay on a black box stage seamlessly with no loss of comedic momentum. The cast is uniformly fantastic. The delightfully droll narrator, Thuston Eberhard Hillsboro-Smythe, pitch perfectly played by Brandon Clark is a delicious counterpoint to the manic lunacy taking center stage. Monica Greene's intense and troubled Vanessa was killing me. Heather Klinke's sweet nerdy Leslie capped a deep well of suppressed rage that bubbled up to fine effect. Mike Lanahan's Ethan was just so perfect it hurt. B... full review

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TONY FRANKEL · June 20, 2015
When Barnaby Hughes reviewed a previous Magnum Opus production for Stage and Cinema (see "original article"), he wrote that the show "will leave you doubled over with laughter." Even knowing my own writers, I somewhat doubted that clichéd statement. But last night, the players took an actual awful screenplay ("The Yearbook," about misfit high school teens bent on revenge) and performed it word-for-word in a campy but restrained manner--and I simply do not remember the last time I laughed to the point that oxygen seemed a precious resource. I kept thinking to myself, "This company deserves to have their own theater so they could create a repertory and bring in tourists forever." I can't rave enough. Well done, all.... full review

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LEMON BAARDSEN certified reviewer · June 27, 2015
Great performances in a sweetly awful script: everything you've come to expect from the Magnum Opus Players!... full review

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