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LAist Recommends: A Mulholland Christmas Carol

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Today, the City of Los Angeles began the restoration of the Owen's River. Don't know what that is? Don't care? You should. And we have a way that's probably the best 2 hours you'll ever have learning about the history of Los Angeles.

If LACityNerd is a comedian, then the nerd's anonymous identity would be leaked as Bill Robens, author of the musical theatre delight known as A Mulholland Christmas Carol, now playing through December 23rd at The Sacred Fools Theater.

Even a theatergoer who was forced to go at the hands of his wife told us he had a great time. If you were tricked into going to Menopause the Musical with her, give her another chance because you will be laughing within the first minute.

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The set is sweet and simple, the metatheatrical puns are everywhere and the actors can actually sing and harmonize. This isn't musical theatre at the Ahmanson or Pantages with an orchestra and technical microphone systems, this is most nitty-gritty polished small theatre musical in town.

Sad as it is, the producers of the show have let us know that this year will probably be the last year it will be shown due to Actor's Equity, high production costs and small theatre spaces. Treat yourself with the holiday spirit by learning the history of this "thirsty bitch-goddess" known as Los Angeles.

A Mulholland Christmas Carol is produced by Theatre of NOTE in collaboration with The Sacred Fools Theater

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