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L.A. small-theater hit 'Louis & Keely' makes comeback after six years

L.A. small-theater hit 'Louis & Keely' makes comeback after six years

“Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara” is back on its feet after a six-year interruption and is headed for the Geffen Playhouse and Laguna Playhouse this winter in what’s billed as a new production that includes Taylor Hackford as director and Vanessa Claire Stewart as pop singer Keely Smith.

The show, focusing on the buoyant music and marital mishaps of Smith and her wild man 1950s bandleader husband, Louis Prima, is one of the notable commercial successes that L.A.’s small theater scene has generated in the last 10 years.

After initial runs at the Sacred Fools Theater and the Matrix Theatre in 2008, it got booked into the Geffen...

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