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The Real Housekeepers of Studio City

musicals and operas · joe greene, heidi powers & tom moore · Ages 16+ · world premiere · United States

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KIMBERLY FOX certified reviewer June 10, 2013
So much fun! I loved the premise from the moment I heard it and was praying the show would live up to this great idea...and it does! Great lyrics, and sly, brilliant musical treatment. Great cast with two special send-ups: Gabby Sanalitro as Rosie and Consuela and Lorie Moore as Nell and Florence. Evil funny. All this plus a set you can strike in 5 minutes or less! What's not to love? :) ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 09, 2013
With a show as complicated as The Real Housekeepers of Studio City, you don't expect it at a Fringe Festival. This show was top-notch. It was springy, fun, and hilarious. The performers were wonderful and the songs catchy and witty. So many references and little nods but none of them overpower the show. Indeed the show is practically built on them. It's pretty great!... full review
BOB MERRICK certified reviewer June 11, 2013
Perfect fun for a Sunday evening. If you are expecting deep and introspective like Les Mis, you didn't read the show description. But if you are looking for a fun hour of theater with characters you already know and love, you will enjoy this!... full review
LILY MERCER certified reviewer June 15, 2013
I have been looking forward to this show since I first heard about it, and I wasn't disappointed. I loved all the characters (especially Rosie), the inside jokes, and the costumes, but it was the direction and the choreography that really held it together and kept us laughing. Don't miss this! It's a hour full of TV FUN!!!... full review
STEVE ZLICK certified reviewer June 17, 2013
This adorable imagining of sit-com residents of a fictional Studio City seeking out domestic help from the cream of the TV universe housekeepers crop was high on laughs, flowing with fond memories, and very sweet. The parade of favorite teevee maids and household help was hysterical and warm. A winning concept. A witty script and book. Catchy tunes. And especially bright and funny performances by a talented cast. ... full review
JOSH MOORE certified reviewer June 09, 2013
As a baby boomer it was great fun to see a musical that brought together some of the best characters from my tv childhood in a clever, sophisticated one act play. Great acting, music and choreography made a great book brilliant. This one is a hilarious must see! ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 10, 2013
What a great all-around show! The writing, the catchy original songs(I still have shimmy and shake in my head), the spot-on costumes, and the actors who brought their television characters to life were amazing! I will be recruiting friends and family for another showing of the RHKSC as the entire ensemble was thoroughly impressive for their opening night preview! ... full review
JARED PIXLER certified reviewer June 11, 2013
As soon as I started reading the premise for this show I knew it would be entertaining but, it wasn't only that it was well executed too. The actors do a great Job with their roles, each and everyone is a scene stealer you just keep thinking who's going to come through the door next? That is the brilliance in the Book of the show they stay just a step a head of the audience so we get to play the game along with the actors. The arrangements of the songs, style changes and lyrics went beautifully together. There is an "Awesometastic" show here in the making I would see it now before prices sky rocket! I'd say if you like musicals even a little or are any kind of TV buff you will enjoy this show... The Best part: The closing number for just ... full review
PATTY HANNA certified reviewer June 11, 2013
A clever concept turned into a genius musical show. Funny, toe tapping, catchy songs beautifully executed by a talented cast. Surprises with each housekeeper interview. One interview in particular left me leaving the theater wanting a spin off with a certain housekeeper duo. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 12, 2013
The cast is talented and committed. The music is fine if not particularly noteworthy. The plot is a good enough structure upon which to hang TV references and parodies. This really was a case of "not my thing." Having not watched that much TV, I didn't get / care about the cleverness of the references and didn't find the story strong enough to engage me throughout. If you dig Nick at Nite and classic sitcoms, you'll probably enjoy this much more than I did. On a purely technical level, there also were moments that the recorded tracks overwhelmed the actors' singing. I'm guessing that this will be ironed out since I saw the show in preview.... full review