On Saturday of opening weekend, several of the voices, powerful though they were, veered off-pitch. On-pitch, though, were the pacing and visual panache, overseen by director Jacob Harvey and handily facilitated by Maxwell T. Robin’s stylish set and mood-setting projections.
Daryl H. Miller – LA Times
Other than this minor caveat, I heartily recommend Out Of My Head as an introduction to Ryan Scott Oliver’s clever songs, and to some particularly talented young triple-threats, most or all of whom may be new to you, but certainly won’t be for long.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
Director Jacob Harvey and musical director Ryan Cantwell pull all the pieces of this personality puzzle together beautifully, making each moment the fullest expression of itself possible.
Ellen Dostal – Musicals in LA
The whole cast is pretty good, and Oliver’s fourteen songs are impressively clever, though the book by Kristen Guenther could stand a second draft. Director Jacob Harvey’s staging is fun and energetic.
Lyle Zimskind – LAist
OUT OF MY HEAD
Presented by Mechanicals Theatre Group
At Pico Playhouse
10508 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays. Ends Aug. 21, 2011
Tickets: $21 in advance, $25 at door; (323) 524-8351
Running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes.
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