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End Of The Rainbow is not a Judy Garland tribute concert – it’s a dramatic play with music about her death spiral entering its final turn. Actors Playhouse’s production is shot through with witty gallows humor and compassion for a wounded soul.
End of the Rainbow is an unsparing, but somewhat compassionate portrait of her final months as she lurches through a five-week gig in London’s. The play itself wears the audience down with the endless, repetitive swirls of Garland’s death spiral. It has one virtue: Tracie Bennett’s tour de force as Garland. What’s missing is any sense of what made her beloved or even an icon. It nearly makes you want to call Dr. Kevorkian to put her (and us) out of her misery.