Turn The Beat Around!

comedy · small american · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · United States of America

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#hff · #lathr · #ttba · a real treat · great acting · great writing · drums · fun · funny · rock · short plays · two person show
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VINCENT BROWN · June 06, 2015
A fun series of 5 quick, slightly absurdist scenes centered around drumming and drums. Comes with two fine actors and a live cute drummer!... full review

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ANDY LOBO · June 09, 2015
a fun show based around drums. Delightful vignettes make up this comedy. Leaves the movie Whiplash in shame. Superb acting. Awesome drum solos.... full review

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MARQUEL SKINNER certified reviewer · June 15, 2015
tagged as: drums · funny · two person show
Great show! So entertaining. The two actors, and drummer are fantastic. If you want a laugh check this show out its lots of fun!... full review

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JULIA GABOR certified reviewer · June 14, 2015
tagged as: #HFF · #ttba · #lathr
Fun and easy to watch! Quick witted writing with an intelligent sense of humor, characters that I cared about all in 45 minutes and in five mini - plays. The stories strewn together by one commonality-- the drums. And don't forget to clap for the cute drummer in between- he killed it! Congrats Mr. Rudnick! ... full review

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ANNA MATHIAS · June 15, 2015
Smart writing. Very funny. Great drumming! Go!... full review

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RAYMOND XIFO · June 15, 2015
Ray Xifo A wonderful marriage of Great talent: writing, acting, drumming. Five vignettes filled with a quirky, bright wit and really creative situations. The presence of the physical drum set in each situation and the surprisingly wonderful drum riffs between made a wonderful aesthetic whole for me. ... full review

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ANDREW HEFFERNAN certified reviewer · June 16, 2015
Beautifully acted, exceptionally well-written, totally engaging show. Rudnick's five ten minute shorts span the spectrum from comic to surreal to surprisingly touching and back again. I was particularly taken with the first scene, in which two percussionists bitch and flirt during their frontman's endless guitar solo, and the second, in which a washed-up college professor tries to convince a slackerish student to enroll in his passion project of a class (called, hilariously, "Drums as Cautionary Tale"). But all five scenes are gems, and together make for a very satisfying and completely engaging evening (or noon, or night, as the case goes at the fringe). Kudos to all three performers, including the expert drummer whose entre-act solos tie t... full review

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LANE ALLISON certified reviewer · June 17, 2015
tagged as: drums · short plays · A Real Treat
I went into the theater, took in the stage, only occupied by a lone drum set, and my interest was immediately peaked. Then the Writer/Director, Eric Rudnick made a very concise curtain speech, explaining that this was 5 short plays w/a drum set in common & to please enjoy... Which I DID!! The two actors who played all the parts in each of the pieces, were a delight! Michael McColl was fantastic, giving rich flavor to every character. Brighid Fleming is a whirlwind of talent, lighting up the stage from every cell in her body, creating varied and complex layered characters that hold their own, a force to be reckoned with! In between scene changes the audience is left in the hands of a very capable and amazing drummer, Micheal Weissman, who if ... full review

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ELIN HAMPTON certified reviewer · June 28, 2015
Really fun and inventive. Eric Rudnick's writing is fresh and entertaining. Both actors were terrific. I totally enjoyed all forty-five minutes.... full review

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MICHAEL X FERRARO certified reviewer · June 29, 2015
"Turn The Beat Around" entertained both a 12-year old theater-going skeptic and his 40something stepfather. Two very solid performers trading taut, smart dialogue over the course of five different, drum-centric bits. Plus, FREE TREATS!... full review

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