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.
Andy Piascik: The Group was committed to both staging plays about the social problems confronting Depression-era America and to utilizing the innovative acting techniques of Constantin Stanislavsky that eventually became known as the Method.
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.