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  Salvage at Lounge Theatre


Lounge Theatre
6201 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles

“Having a dream is like running with scissors.” Harley, a singer-songwriter whose wife is expecting their first child, has decided to hang it up. On his way to pawn his guitar, he stumbles across the bar where his musical hero, Floyd Whitaker, died. Entering, he finds Johnson, the inhospitable bartender, and a single, surly customer, known as Preacher, who’s strumming the blues on an old guitar. Dueling words and songs ensue, dislodging uncomfortable truths, until an unexpected arrival turns everything on its ear.

Thru - Dec 15, 2019

Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $25-$35

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-469-9988

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  Salvage Reviews
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Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...The minute I sat down at the Lounge theatre and saw the rundown bar on the stage equipped with a few tables, a jukebox and several guitars hanging on the walls along with a photograph of a famous country musician named Floyd Whitaker, I was transported to some small rural town which could exist anywhere in America. I also got a feeling that I was about to have a remarkable theater experience and that’s exactly what happened."
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Joan Alperin

LA Splash - Highly Recommended

"...A world premiere, SALVAGE blends music and drama into a satisfying whole. With book by Tim Alderson and music and lyrics by Mark Heard, Pat Terry, and Randy VanWarmer, SALVAGE examines the role of choices we all make in life - and their sometimes unexpected consequences. Director Damian D. Lewis and music director Stephan Terry have worked together to create a musical which lets lyrics and spoken words combine to add a little something extra to each medium."
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Elaine Mura

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...A chance visit to a run-down, out-of-the-way bar stirs up memories long-ago friendships, unfulfilled dreams, unforgotten grudges, and a woman named Jennifer in Tim Alderson's Salvage, a World Premiere "play with music" which requires buying into more than one coincidence but offers multiple rewards, not the least of which is getting to hear some of the most haunting, gorgeously sung country music in town."
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Steven Stanley

On Stage Los Angeles - Recommended

"...Imperfect in a perfect way, I'd have moved the action of the entire show back up stage about eight feet. Sight lines. Fine performances deserve an audience. This is a world premiere worth sitting in on. "
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Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...The performances are uniformly splendid. It is unusual to find such strong actors that are also equally accomplished musicians. Atkinson, who is vaguely reminiscent of Kris Kristofferson, maintains the specter of a ruined yet still attractive man throughout the evening. He projects a mesmerizing grittiness, inner rage and self-pity that eventually morphs into a hint of the inner pain and despair that torment his character."
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Iris Mann

Theatre Notes - Highly Recommended

"...Salvage is a solid hit at The Lounge Theatre. Do not miss it! Congratulations to Tim Alderson and his many associates on a brilliant opening. I look forward to Mr. Alderson's next play."
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Paul Myrvold

Peoples World - Recommended

"...The songs in Salvage are so well made; I only regretted that the individual songwriters were not given proper credit in the program. Spiritually they trace a slow path from the nihilistic opening number "I'm So Tired of It All" to the final "Rivers of Hope," with its chorus "There'll be rivers of hope when the love rains down." It's like a short-form course of psychoanalysis or Truth and Reconciliation, all in an hour and a half."
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Eric Gordon

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