Highly Recommended Theater: WHITE (ALBUM) CHRISTMAS (The Troubies at the Colony in Burbank)

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by Tony Frankel on November 9, 2023

in Theater-Los Angeles


Well, we just finished Halloween, but you know what’s really scary — aside from Christmas items for sale at Costco before Halloween? By Thanksgiving, tickets will no doubt be sold out for The Troubies’ newest Holiday Show, White (Album) Christmas, which plays December 8 – 23, 2023. This wacky troupe has a justly tremendous and loyal following, including me, because this is live theater with an emphasis on live and on theater: their particular brand of magic that will take place in Burbank will never happen on your television.

For 28 years, the Troubadour Theater Company (aka The Troubies) has amalgamated freely altered classics with music of a particular artist, creating riotous sketch/improv/entertainments that are liberally seasoned with an air of Commedia dell’Arte; this gives the immensely talented players the opportunity to act, sing, dance, improvise, and perform feats of acrobatic skill. After performing for years at the Falcon Theatre (now the Garry Marshall), the merrymakers of mash-up musical mayhem are moving their “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” mirth to the intimate Colony Theatre.

In their latest holiday gift to all you “Little Piggies,” The Troubies have combined the classic 1954 film White Christmas with the Beatles epic double record, the White Album. These “Honey Pie”s are “Back in the U.S.S.R.” (United States Stage Right?) and ready to start a “Revolution 9”! Has climate change got you dreaming of snowfall in Los Angeles this holiday season (other than cocaine under the tree)? Well, dream no more, and get those tickets, because “Happiness Is A Warm Gun Butt” in each seat.

White (Album) Christmas
Troubadour Theater Company
Colony Theater, 555 N Third St. in Burbank
Thurs & Fri at 8; Sat at 4 & 8; Sun at 4 & 7:30
December 8 – 23, 2023
for tickets ($50-$65), visit Colony Theatre

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