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[title of show]

musicals and operas · village idiom & theatre unleashed · Ages 13+ · United States of America

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COREY CHAPPELL uncertified reviewer June 17, 2013
I am a HUGE lover of musicals and this one does not disappoint. Contrary to most musicals that boast remarkable sets and lavish costumes, this show scales everything down to the bare minimum allowing the talented cast to shine - and shine they do! All 4 actors + keyboard player were perfectly cast and a pleasure to watch. Well done cast, crew & all involved with this show. I've been recommending it to everyone I run into!... full review
GAIL MATTHIUS certified reviewer June 11, 2013
I was unfamiliar with this show but really loved the fast paced dialog & energy of this maximally talented cast! The challenging vocals, harmonies & arrangements were handled with ease. And the killer physical comedy of the women especially. It's a combination of a play within a play, breaking the 4th wall and rapid fire inside theater jokes coming at you pell mell! Don't blink, swallow or move a muscle! You may miss something! Just don't miss (title of show)... full review
HEIDI POWERS certified reviewer June 11, 2013
As a writer of a festival musical, [Title of Show] struck a particular chord with me. I hadn't listened to the soundtrack since beginning my own "festival medley," and the opportunity to see it live and in front of me at Fringe turned out to be a complete delight. With sharp staging, sparkling performances and a bright, clipping pace, the director and cast of Theatre Unleashed/Village Idiom's production gave both airy lightness and thoughtful gravity to the piece. They even buoyed the flaws in the material. The scenes and songs that describe the production - as opposed to the development - of the musical-within-a-musical never hold my attention as much as the earlier scenes and songs do, but with a cast this winning and talented, and a sh... full review
CAROLYN CURTIS certified reviewer June 09, 2013
This show is a must see! Corey Lynn Howe excellently directs a very talented cast. Really fun and funny with some nice tender moments. ... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 18, 2013
Some seriously great voice talents with wonderful commitment, however the show itself lacked direction and became tedious.... full review
CORRINE GLAZER uncertified reviewer June 19, 2013
Yay for harmonies!! So much energy on this stage. The voices fill the room as much as their charisma. They play off each other like old friends, which is necessary for the fast-paced witty humor they must deliver.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 14, 2013
The best show I've EVER seen at Fringe. The show itself is sort of an uneven, quirky little treasure about the artistic process, and also about friendship. This cast does it justice with their honest, committed performances and their amazing musicality (they all have awesome voices... maybe even better than the original cast recording). The show is a real team effort that takes a lot of honesty and heart to pull off, and these guys really rose to the occasion. I will definitely see this again before the festival closes... I feel like the artist inside of me got shaken around, slapped a bit, and then hugged at the end by my closest friends. Absolutely loved it.... full review
CALEB MILLS STEWART certified reviewer June 14, 2013
I love me a good musical. This production of [title of show] is not just good, it is GREAT. The acting, directing, musical accompaniment, and technical aspects of the show were perfectly seamed together. The end result is 90 minutes of rauchas fun. The whole cast, including the attention pulling piano player had me in stitches. Go see this show! ... full review
BENNY LUMPKINS uncertified reviewer June 22, 2013
This is a very talented cast. The writers Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell may have changed the musical world by using just four chairs and a keyboard. Rent, spelled with one t changed that world forever. Christopher Maiklish as Jeff and Travis Dixson as Hunter represent the best of what LA actors have to offer. Heather Lake as Heidi, steals her scenes meticulously as a cat burglar with her physical presence, voice, and bright eyes. Maybe I'm biased because I'm also a Michigander and she is my secret fringe crush, like one would have a hollywood crush. I too would love to be 9 peoples favorite versus 100 peoples 9th favorite.... full review
ANONYMOUS uncertified reviewer June 20, 2013
What a stunning surprise to stumble on [Title of Show]. It's an ideal example of what one hopes to see at a Fringe Festival. While self aware and full of inside-theater jokes, the show used the devices to shape a piece about artists struggling with internal and external demons. Beautiful music, great comic timing, sympathetic characters. The show dragged a little 2/3 of the way in, but as a Fringe piece, it's a work in progress, and it's so close to being perfect. Congratulations to all involved. ... full review