Ed Rampell: What makes this West Coast premiere so unusual is how it combines up-to-date technology with timeless imagination to create a new type of stagemanship to tell this mythic story.
Ed Rampell: As in 1989’s Last Exit to Brooklyn, in Vig Burt Young plays a character named “Big Joe”, who’s gory, glory wiseguy days are behind him.
Ed Rampell: Watching the scandals and crimes that ensnared the family of oil moneybags Edward Doheny unfold where the real life tragedy the drama is based upon did almost 90 years ago is extraordinarily unique and riveting.
Ed Rampell: Amélie, A New Musical is a stage version of the 2001 French film Amélie by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, starring the pre-Da Vinci Code ,charm-your-knickers-off, tres mignon Audrey Tautou.
Ed Rampell: Some viewers may find this film to be too serious and full of mourning for the Christmas season (when some of the action takes place), and might perhaps prefer one of those raucous holiday pictures like the outrageously hilarious Bad Santa II.