Uplifting, witty, polished, and fun. The script, lyrics, musicians, actors, staging, and setting were wonderful! It is a poignant story with universal relevance and the production was a truly satisfying experience!...
Fringe shows run the gamut. You’ll see everything from hastily rehearsed vanity projects to edgy original pieces, and works-in-progress of all kinds. Each one is worthy of a look for there are hidden jewels everywhere and you never know exactly where you’ll find one. Happily, I can tell you where you can see one right now. At the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. There, a brand new L.A. theatre company is making its debut by presenting A Man of No Importance, a handsomely staged Irish musical written by Terrence McNally, with music & lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
It is directed & choreographed with exceptional skill by Janet Miller who presents a beautifully polished production in every regard. The attention to detail is exempla...
What a terrific show! Talented cast, engrossing story, GREAT staging. And the live music - gorgeous!
My husband commented that the music alone was worth the price of admission. Thank you for bringing this theatrical magic to Los Angeles.
Man of No Importance was a sensitive look at freedom in relationship, choosing and not choosing who to love, and acceptance.
The music was nice, the playful and funny numbers my favorite, "Going Up" and "Books."...
certified reviewerJune 19, 2013
The play was very engaging. The actors transformed simple staging into a rich experience for the audience. I thought the actors who played Alfie and Lily were especially good. The band added a lot to the show and the musicians were wonderful.
The story was sweet and a little sad, but had a lovely satisfying end. A feel good show about a tough subject especially in that era.
Overall, I loved the show and highly recommend it! ...
I had the privilege of seeing “A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE” opening night. I enjoyed the show immensely. The music was great (Little 4 piece comb but sounded like more),
with the performers doing perfect blend. Keep in mind this is a small venue and balance / blend is vital.
The show (albeit being opening night) felt like a well-polished product that had been running in front of an audience for weeks. The actors could not have been better.
Janet Miller’s talents are well apparent in this piece. All aspects of the production received obvious detailed attention to insure quality of production. I look forward to the next “Janet Miller” production!
If you have to make a choice to see one show over another, I highly recommend A MAN OF ...
The Play is well written, the music and lyrics are beautiful, the band is stellar; what great ensemble work. The actors are committed & create this great world in Dublin. It is a poignant story told by great acting. I only have differences in opinion in the actual staging & because the actors were mic'd I feel like they held back. It's Hollywood... Go see it! You will be glad you supported a wonderful piece of theater. I was moved by the acting!...
A Man Of No Importance has such a talented cast. The strength of the actors was such that they transformed the stage from various scenes ranging from a bus, to a church basement, to a street scene, graveyard, bar, and more, primarily by moving around several chairs.
Exceptional scenes included Lilly (Shirley Anne Hatton) singing "Tell Me Why", Baldy (Matt Stevens) singing "The Cuddles Mary Gave", and Robbie and Alfie (Keith Barletta and Dominic McChesney) on "Love Who You Love". Matt Franta was outstanding as both Peter and Breton Beret. I was hoping to see more tapping by Gail Matthius! Audrey Curd was appealing as Adele. All of the other actors were excellent in their roles, too, with beautiful singing throughout. The actors were a...