For listeners to KPCC 89.3 FM, the name of Sandra Tsing Loh may be familiar. Her off the wall commentary, just the sound of her voice, always bring a smile.
|Guess Who? photo by Jenny Graham|
As I thought of clever ways to tout this highly energetic romp, the lyrics of an often relevant 1960s song by The Young Bloods came to mind:
"Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another... " Right Now!!
No sooner has Sandra Tsing Loh burst upon the venerable East West Players stage than she has the entire audience turning to one another to introduce ourselves. We are all in this together! There is no escape! So... for goodness sakes let's have a party! Audience participation and Loh's no holds barred narrative never flag.
With Shannon Holt and Tony Abatemarco (and Friar McCollister as Frosty, the Snowman who warms up the audience with "Does it smell like carrots in here" jokes) Loh bounces joyfully through the story of her desire as a little girl to take part in a local production of The Nutcracker. Holt and Abatemarco bring her other characters to life in such a way that if their having a great time is not infectious, there must be some Grinch in your DNA.
Make no mistake, this show will include you and get your chestnuts roasting with undeniable energy bringing your Holiday Spirit to Life... Or Else!
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. Take the Metro. Walk a block or two through Little Tokyo to save on parking and take in the local flavor of Los Angeles.
by Sandra Tsing Loh
East West Players
120 Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Thursdays through Sundays
Closes December 23, 2019
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