|Jennette Cronk, Jenna Cormey, Clint Hromsco, |
Danielle Trzcinski in "Little Black Dress The Musical"
Photos by Rebecca McNicholas
Written by predominantly women, the show hits the mark on many topics that will resonate with women of all ages, and even some men. From first kiss, to first sexual encounter, job interviews, proposals and eventually funerals, the LBD has played an important part of many lives.
In a nutshell, the story centers on best friends Dee (Danielle Trzcinski) and Mandy (Jennette Cronk) who at age 13 pledge to be BFFs for life and to take a dream trip to "Paree!" when they grow up. When Dee's mom (Jenna Cormey) takes the girls to a boutique to find dresses for their upcoming school dance, they are introduced to and fall in love with the LBD.
|Jennette Cronk as Mandy and Danielle Trzcinski|
as Dee in "Little Black Dress The Musical"
There are times in the show where the actors call on audience members to share their own memories of first kisses and bachelorette parties, which leads to some unexpected shenanigans. The night I went, one woman was so startlingly raunchy that the performers struggled to keep a straight face during the "A Night You'll Never Forget" number. There is always a risk in improvised segments, as they can often slow a show down, but again the ladies (and gentleman) had it under semi-control. LOL.
|Danielle Trzcinski as Dee |
in "Little Black Dress The
Kudos to all the talented folks who brought "Little Black Dress The Musical" to life including creators Amanda Barker, Natalie Tenenbaum, Danielle Trzcinski and Christopher Bond who also directed.
"Little Black Dress The Musical" is at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City until December 15 only, so if you suffer from FOMO, hustle on down and buy your seats ASAP at www.centertheatregroup.org.
-- Lisa Lyons