Our AO Louis suggested this play and while the FREE plus $8 Goldstar fees are gone you can still get them for $22.50 incl. fees so I thought I'd check it out.
More than fifty years after her tragic overdose, the dramatic life of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe still has plenty of power to fascinate. She's been the subject of books, movies, TV specials, songs and even a musical within a TV show. Now, Macha Theatre's new bio-play with original tunes, by Willard Manus and Odalys Nanin, promises to strip the secrets of the sex symbol away to reveal her passions and addictions, as she transforms from her rough beginnings as Norma Jean Baker to the world-famous movie star beloved by millions -- including a U.S. president.
Goldstar reviewer Albert said:
This was [a] very good performance in a nice intimate theater. The acting was very good and included some improvisation thanks to noises outside and a patron who forgot to turn off his phone. The story itself was very interesting, revealing some scandalous details, most of which I hadn't heard before. I don't really remember Marilyn for her singing, but the songs that were performed by the actress seemed to be used to convey what she was thinking and feeling at the time. Some of the content is best suited for adults, so it is not something I'd recommend bringing the kids to. Otherwise it is a good show that I'd recommend if you are interested in the subject matter (or old-time Hollywood, in an old time theater).
The theater is near between La Cienega and Crescent Heights on Santa Monica. They say this about the theater.
The Macha Theatre is an intimate 99-seat theater in West Hollywood. There's a good view from every seat, and parking is easy with a West Hollywood parking garage just across the street. In addition to the theater facility, the Macha Theatre also features the 30-seat Garbo's Screening Room and a lobby/hall reception area.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!