The Spitfire Grill

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Garry Marshall Theatre presents the off Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill, one of the most popular recent musicals with over 600 productions worldwide including in Germany, South Korea, Japan, Australia and London. The winner of the 2001 Richard Rodgers Production Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (Stephen Sondheim, chair), The Spitfire Grill has music and book by James Valcq – who is currently artistic director of Third Avenue Playhouse, the regional theatre of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and has lyrics and book by the late Fred Alley. It also received Best Musical nominations from the New York Outer Critics Circle and Drama League as well as two Drama Desk nominations.

The Spitfire Grill is based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, which won the 1996 audience award at Sundance. Garry Marshall Theatre’s artistic director Dimitri Toscas directs this new production. There are 25 performances only, July 10 to August 11. For tickets and information, please visit www.garrymarshalltheatre.org or call 818-955-8101.

Reviews

To say that the Garry Marshall Theatre production of "THE SPITFIRE GRILL" is magical is an understatement. It has everything you want in a musical - amazing talent, great story of struggle, a stunning set, and music that makes you rise in your seat.

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Phenomenal production. Great acting and direction. Really shows a sense of community and love among inhabitants of Gillead, a small New England town.

sweet - Don Grigware - Grigware Reviews - ...read full review


With its compelling storyline, colorful cast of small-town characters, gorgeous folk-meets-Broadway score, and much-needed message of forgiveness and redemption, The Spitfire Grill is musical theater at its most compelling and transformative. At Garry Marshall Theatre, it is all that and more.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


The Spitfire Grill is about how life gets better when you reach out and help someone. Filled with heart-felt songs that capture the “love and second chances” theme, this musical serves up characters that we can embrace and call friends.

sweet - Margie Barron - The Tolucan Times - ...read full review


...all in all, I suspect that most people will enjoy this show. If nothing else, just close your eyes and let Nico Brouillette’s beautiful violin playing wash over you. That alone is worth the visit to The Spitfire Grill.

sweet-sour - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


This very unusual musical is being presented at the Garry Marshall Theatre...  You might wonder where the music comes into this play.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


This musical, with book by James Valcq & Fred Alley, with musical score by Valcq and lyrics by Alley, and based on the 1996 “indy” film release written by Lee David Zlotoff, is a music that is more dramatic and sober in frame than a traditional musical of this ilk that would be more upbeat and charming. Although this program does hold a distinct charm, the mood shifts from being dramatic with hints of comic relief in the first act, to more moody and sullen by its second.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


To say that the Garry Marshall Theatre production of "THE SPITFIRE GRILL" is magical is an understatement. It has everything you want in a musical - amazing talent, great story of struggle, a stunning set, and music that makes you rise in your seat.

sweet - Cathy Wayne - NoHo Arts District - ...read full review


Phenomenal production. Great acting and direction. Really shows a sense of community and love among inhabitants of Gillead, a small New England town.

sweet - Don Grigware - Grigware Reviews - ...read full review


With its compelling storyline, colorful cast of small-town characters, gorgeous folk-meets-Broadway score, and much-needed message of forgiveness and redemption, The Spitfire Grill is musical theater at its most compelling and transformative. At Garry Marshall Theatre, it is all that and more.

sweet - Steven Stanley - StageSceneLA - ...read full review


The Spitfire Grill is about how life gets better when you reach out and help someone. Filled with heart-felt songs that capture the “love and second chances” theme, this musical serves up characters that we can embrace and call friends.

sweet - Margie Barron - The Tolucan Times - ...read full review


...all in all, I suspect that most people will enjoy this show. If nothing else, just close your eyes and let Nico Brouillette’s beautiful violin playing wash over you. That alone is worth the visit to The Spitfire Grill.

sweet-sour - Karen Salkin - It's Not About Me - ...read full review


This very unusual musical is being presented at the Garry Marshall Theatre...  You might wonder where the music comes into this play.

sweet - Carol Kaufman Segal - Carol's Culture Corner - ...read full review


This musical, with book by James Valcq & Fred Alley, with musical score by Valcq and lyrics by Alley, and based on the 1996 “indy” film release written by Lee David Zlotoff, is a music that is more dramatic and sober in frame than a traditional musical of this ilk that would be more upbeat and charming. Although this program does hold a distinct charm, the mood shifts from being dramatic with hints of comic relief in the first act, to more moody and sullen by its second.

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review