Full disclosure: The crack(ed-out) reviewing staff of this infernal rag did not make it to this Chance Theater show, set against the backdrop of racism and polarizing politics in 2017—er, 1913ish America. But someone typed about it ahead of time, and it seemed very promising. And according to those who did review it, director Kari Hayter’s production absolutely delivered. Raconteurs from the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times to Broadway World and StageScene LA lavished praise on it, calling the play “richly evocative,” “visually arresting,” “emotionally arresting,” “magnificent,” “captivating” and “unforgettable.” Can so many people typing about theater ever be wrong about anything? We also heard the people who actually paid to see it really dug it as well.
Readers’ Choice: Hamilton