L.A. Times Theater Critic Charles McNulty’s list focused nearly exclusively on the larger stages but Orson Bean’s storytelling at the Pacific Resident Theatre made the list as well.
Don Shirley’s list at L.A. Observed made mention of Latino Theater Company’s 6-hour epic The Mexican Trilogy staged at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Bill Raden’s piece at LA Weekly spotlights the growing choices in immersive theater experiences.
At the Huffington Post, Brad Schreiber’s list includes Skylight Theatre’s Church & State which is moving to Off-Broadway in a matter a weeks along with its star, Rob Nagle.
Special shout-out to the 3 intimate theater productions chosen by Center Theatre Group Theatre for remounting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in 2017: Coeurage Theatre Company’s Failure: A Love Story, Fountain Theatre’s Citizen: An American Lyric, and Echo Theater Company’s Dry Land.
This year it is especially poignant to remember productions in L.A.’s intimate theaters. Actors’ Equity’s ending the decades-old 99-Seat Plan earlier this month has created an uncertainty on what will appear on the City’s smaller stages in 2017. Stay tuned.
Update December 29, 2016: Both Brad Schreiber’s list and Anthony Byrnes’ list (part 2) were added.