Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of the World Premiere of The Lonely Few at Los Angeles' The Geffen Playhouse | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Here's What Critics Think of the World Premiere of The Lonely Few at Los Angeles' The Geffen Playhouse

The musical lesbian love story stars Damon Daunno, Ciara Renée, and Lauren Patten.

Damon Daunno, Ciara Renée, and Lauren Patten

Reviews are rolling out for The Lonely Few, a new musical love story making its world premiere  at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse. The show began previews February 28 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater where it opened March 9. Performances will run through April 9. 

Tony winner Lauren Patten (Jagged Little Pill, Fun Home) and Ciara Renée (Frozen, Waitress) lead the production as Lila and Amy, respectively. They are joined by Joshua Close (Fargo, Solace) as Adam, Damon Daunno (Oklahoma!, Hadestown) as Dylan, Helen J Shen (Man of God, Hair) as JJ, and Thomas Silcott (Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, Becky Nurse of Salem) as Paul.

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With a book by Rachel Bonds (Sundown, Yellow Moon; Michael & Edie), music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak (A Crossing, Galileo), and directed by Trip Cullman (Choir Boy, Significant Other) and Ellenore Scott (Funny Girl, Mr. Saturday Night), The Lonely Few centers on Lila, a woman struggling with life in her Kentucky hometown where she cares for her erratic brother while working a survival job at the local Save-A-Lot. While playing a gig with her hometown band, she meets Amy, a rugged road musician who offers her the chance to live the life Lila never dared to dream of, if only Lila can find the confidence to say yes.

The Lonely Few features scenic design by Sibyl Wickersheimer, costume design by Samantha C. Jones, lighting design by Adam Honoré, and sound design by Nick Kourtides. The space has been transformed into the dive bar Paul's Joint with table seating, couches, and barstools, in addition to traditional theatre seats.

Myrna Conn serves as music director, and Bryan Perri is the music supervisor and orchestrator. Tré Cotton is the dialect and voice coach, Sasha Nicolle Smith is the intimacy director, and Phaedra Michelle Scott is the dramaturg. The Lonely Few is produced in association with FourthWall Theatrical (This American Wife, Jagged Little Pill).

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