That Old Black Magic

cabaret & variety · big guns big tobacco · Ages 16+ · includes nudity · United States

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ERIN MOORE · June 26, 2014
I'm so glad I managed to catch a performance of That Old Black Magic this year. I was fortunate to see it the last time it was at Fringe and done as a solo show. Adding a second actor took a great show and made it even better! It's a short glimpse into history that leaves you wanting to know what happens next. I'm hoping we get to see the next chapter in the lives of these two characters soon!... full review

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GREG Z · June 27, 2014
I love this show, saw it when it was done a few years back as a one-woman show where Szathmari played both characters. Now it's even more fully developed, and it appeals on every level: funny, witty, evocative. You can't help fall in love with these characters and root for them. And the show takes you on a tour of Las Vegas in the 50s. Sooner or later I bet it gets turned into a big production or a movie or something. A must see. ... full review

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It was so grand to watch these two actresses bring to life not so often told stories. GO see this show and be surprised by how much history is left untold. ... full review

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KATE MOTZENBACKER certified reviewer · June 19, 2014
I laughed so much during this show. Two excellent performances, a clever script, and sharply directed. I'm definitely going to recommend it. I know it's a work in progress, and I'd like to keep up with it. I hope that someone throws some money at this project, because I'd love to see what they do with a budget. In particular, I'd love to see more of both of the characters' acts. In terms of constructive feedback (I've got a work in development here at the Fringe as well, so I'm trying to give the kind of criticism that I'd want to receive) - it took me about ten minutes to realize that this is a period piece. It would have been awesome to have something in the script that signaled the time period a little earlier on. tl;dr: Many b... full review

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JANET MILLER · June 19, 2014
I totally live for the Harriet Tubman moment! Rock On! ... full review

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JAMES ROBINSON certified reviewer · June 20, 2014
There is an awful lot to say about this show and I'm so glad I saw it. It was not the history as much as these characters that I can't get out of my mind. (Although I learned a lot about segregated Vegas) I guess I feel that I myself ping eternally between the worlds of Sweet Bojanski Brown and The Amazing Daisy (the Amusing Daisy). Like many of us, these two characters are trying to make their marks as artists. Their personalities are at the opposite end of the spectrum. The memory that sticks with me most is when Sweet Bojanski Brown rambles on about her impossible dreams of success, her mouth running amok - she gets this beatific glow on her face that is almost religious. She reminded me of Linus from Peanuts - being lost in a espec... full review

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