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  Dissonance at Falcon Theatre


Falcon Theatre
4252 Riverside Drive Burbank

Taking its name from Mozart’s ‘Dissonance’ Quartet, this witty, buoyant and ultimately moving play follows the Bradley Quartet as they arrive in New York for a concert honoring their ten years together. Their fragile harmony implodes into a storm of jealousies and frustrations when Beth, the cellist, agrees to give music lessons to one of America’s biggest rock stars, and their egos, loyalty and love are all put to the test.

Thru - Mar 4, 2012

Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 4:00pm

Price: $32-$42

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 818-955-8101

Running Time: 2 hours

  Dissonance Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Los Angeles Times - Somewhat Recommended

"...Once the emphasis shifts to emotional interactions, things get marginally more interesting. But under Crispin Whittell’s rote direction, the actors fail to adequately humanize their curiously flat characters."
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F. Kathleen Foley

Variety - Somewhat Recommended

"...The script needs a lot of work before its characters will become flesh-and-blood artists living in and for their music, but in the meantime Crispin Whittell’s stylish production makes for a not unsatisfying evening."
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Bob Verini

Backstage - Recommended

"...Still, the juxtaposition of artistic temperament and devotion to art is neatly captured in “Dissonance.”"
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Melinda Schupmann

Edge - Recommended

"...We can forgive, though. The writing is biting and witty and the music, which all four actors bow-sync brilliantly, is sublime. Fluid direction by Crispin Whittell and clever set pieces by Francois-Pierre Couture constructed of slatted wood to suggest musical staves, make for a handsome production."
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Trevor Thomas

Stage Scene LA - Recommended

"...Though not as spellbinding as its predecessor, Dissonance nonetheless generates enough sparks under Crispin Whittell’s astute direction to keep its audiences entertained, as past relationships (and one brand-new one) compete with more music-related conflicts on Francois-Pierre Couture’s gorgeous, abstract set."
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Steven Stanley - Recommended

"...The entire cast is outstanding."
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Carol Kaufman Segal

The Tolucan Times - Recommended

"...When you have classical music, then add rock ‘n’ roll into the mix, combined with rich, eloquent dialogue, you have a potential powerhouse. Such is the case in Dissonance now at the Falcon Theatre."
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Bonnie Priever

ArtsBeatLA - Not Recommended

"...While providing a rare and interesting glimpse at the behind-the-scenes squabbles and power struggles of a quartet of classical musicians, Damian Lanigan’s drama, regrettably, relies too heavily on cliché, in both character and story."
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Pauline Adamek

LA Stage Times - Recommended

"...Crispin Whittell’s staging is in harmony with Lanigan’s script at all times. Gerroll repeats the role he played in the Williamstown premiere and later in New York with total command, but the others rise to his standard. I can’t remember a better non-Troubie production in the history of the Falcon."
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Don Shirley

NoHoArtsDistrict - Recommended

"...Theatergoers don’t need much familiarity with the works of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and other European masters from the 18th and 19th centuries to enjoy “Dissonance,” which is set in and around New York at the present time. The frequent discussions involving the classical music repertoire are neither esoteric nor pedantic, and should be highly entertaining to general audiences."
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Thomas Waldman

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