MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse

When a free-spirited Latina mother takes her creative teenager on a road trip, neither of them know what is to be expected. Along the way they meet lots of others which shows the two what differences/similarities they have. Many topics and issues are discovered such as immigration, divorced parents, suicide, gay marriage and more. With original music by Quiara Alegria Hudes and Erin McKeown, the show is gritty and raw.

Krystina Alabado played Olivia who is a teenager with an active imagination. She likes to blog to her other “castaway” friends. She feels like an outsider and is in much turmoil after having her mom leave. I loved her vocal range and crisp, clear phrasing of lyrics. Daphne Rubin-Vega, who played the mother (Beatriz) was spunky and had a raspy voice. She seemed to cause trouble but be lovely at her core. Choreographer Danny Mefford made some interesting choices. Some of which I didn’t understand.

The show seemed to be one that people either loved or dismissed. It’s up to you to discover what kind of experience you have!

More information here: http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/miss-you

Rating: That Is The Question

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