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Hype Man – Reviews

Los Angeles Times 
BELIEVE THE HYPE… an overdue immersion into a cultural phenomenon… addresses complex racial issues… buoyed by superb technical elements… first-rate performances” — F. Kathleen Foley, Los Angeles Times

Theatre Notes
A FAST-PACED, HYPERENEGETIC, SERIO-COMIC WONDER… brings the hip-hop scene to vivid life… thrilling, consciousness expanding, humanizing, and educational… fast-paced direction… extraordinary performances.” — Paul Myrvold, Theatre Notes

Curtain Up
ENTIRELY HYPE-DESERVING… exciting and challenging…  knows how to crush a beat and a lyric…. by turns angry and compassionate, never short of riveting.” — Evan Henerson, Curtain Up

Stage Scene LA
WOW!ELECTRIFYING… an exhilarating, discussion-provoking Fountain Theatre West Coast Premiere … spine-tinglingly directed… thrillingly performed… has much to say about race and racism, friendship and fame, and the power of music to both unite and divide.” — Steven Stanley, Stage Scene LA

Stage and Cinema
INFECTIOUS… don’t miss this very important production, superbly directed by Deena Selenow.” — Joan Alperin, Stage and Cinema

USC Annenberg Media
FUN AND IMPORTANT…  cool music and a talented trio of actors, challenges and inspires the audience” — Shelby Corley, USC Annenberg Media

LA Splash
SUPERB… a nuanced study of pretty much everything at the forefront of today’s news” — Elaine Mura, LA Splash

People’s World
“[SENSITIVE AND CHALLENGING]… continues the Fountain Theatre’s strong identification with plays about social justice.— Eric Gordon, People’s World

Discover Hollywood
TIGHT, ENLIGHTENING AND AWESOME…  takes audiences into the world of Hip Hop — politics (racial, sexual and otherwise), ambition, and behind-the-scenes business dealings… Hype Man is the way it is today, and we need to listen.” — Bill Garry, Discover Hollywood

LA Theatre Bites
FANTASTIC .. infectious… a great show…” — Patrick Chavis, LA Theatre Bites

Long Beach Times
HIGHLY ENERGETIC…  moves this type of theater to a new level. You don’t need to be a hip hop enthusiast to enjoy this entertaining musical-play” — Wilfred M. Phillips Jr., Long Beach Times

The Tvolution
ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING … an excellent cast and director… exemplif[ies] the high standards that are hallmarks of The Fountain Theatre.” — Ernest Kearney, The Tvolution

Los Feliz Ledger
FAST-PACED… [directed with] sensitivity and understanding…  You don’t have to be a fan of hip-hop to feel the drama” — Marilyn Tpwer Oliver, Los Feliz Ledger