History of the Biz: Part 1-Acts

comedy · vicious circle · Ages 18+ · United States

world premiere
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TARA PRICE uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
This show had me rolling with laugher from beginning to end. A hilarious spoof on the entertainment business with such clever, snappy writing and direction from Patrick Mulvihill, you won't even want to blink for fear you'll miss something. The cast just nails it. They are a remarkable group, with perfect timing, creating an excellent rhythm to the show. The whole thing flew by leaving me wanting to see more. It's not to be missed!... full review
ROB FAUCETTE uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
tagged as: hilarious · clever · funny · great · pink · elephant · ballroom dancing
A hilarious good time fraught with cleverness. If you don't like literature, pop culture, Shakespeare, history, language or laughter, you probably shouldn't see this play. At just under an hour, it's the perfect five course feast!... full review
STEPHANIE STRIEGEL uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
tagged as: witty · satirical · comedy · show biz · theater · musical · shakespeare
This satire was very clever and really funny. Five scenes traverse the ups and downs of art and entertainment and skewer the often competing interests of commerce and creativity in five time periods. Highlights include Shakespeare at a focus group, literary greats having their masterpieces reworked by two horribly funny agents, and a crazy musical rendition of the secret love Kruschev and Hoover shared. The Elephant theater itself struggled with lighting cues throughout (easily fixed) but the cast was really top notch and showed immense range. I'd love to see this expanded beyond the 50 minutes and given a bigger budget. Really fun and had some strong "Stoppardian" moments.... full review
STEVEN FLYNN uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
tagged as: SHREWD · RUDE · CRUDE · INGENIOUS · hilarious
Patrick Mulvihill has created with his 5 act play an insightful look at the “History of the Biz” with his own ingenious twists and turns. The acting ensemble was hilarious, shrewd, rude and crude. I was totally entertained by the singing from ensemble cast member Elijah Kranski and the female ensemble cast. Great timing and delivery by ensemble cast members Clayton Froning and Bryan Okes Fuller. Overall the entire ensemble cast made up of Tom Larochelle, Elijah, Kranski, Kassidy Serbus, Nathan Kershaw, Marieve Herington, Laura Baggett, Katherine Tokarz and Clayton Froning delivered an hour show that kept the audience in outright laughter.... full review
DORIAN BIEGAY uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
What a gem! Hits all the right comedic notes in just 50 minutes. Clever writing and equally clever cast. Don't miss it!... full review
KRISTIE K uncertified reviewer June 08, 2014
this show is wonderfully witty, sparkling with savvy, and filled with fun. with references ranging from shakespeare to sanford and son (yes, sanford and son!) for anyone who's ever had a great work of art brought down a notch by people who supposedly 'know better' this show is a delightful antidote to every second of frustration. a rich, clever, fabulous, rollicking good time.... full review
HOPE OLAIDE WILSON certified reviewer June 09, 2014
A wildly entertaining collage that offers a sharp and hilarious commentary on the nature of the business in a historical context. Performed by a fantastic company of actors that will have you laughing hysterically.... full review
JESSICA LUZA certified reviewer June 09, 2014
Really funny & well done. Loved the through line & satire. Excellent casting & writing. The sprinkling of singing & dancing in the 3rd scene was just the icing on the cake. ... full review
EMILY GOSS uncertified reviewer June 09, 2014
Clever, creative, and a damn good time at the theatre!! Loved Mulvihill's writing and the enthusiasm of the cast! "History of the Biz" was hilarious. GO SEE IT!!!... full review
ALONZO CANNON uncertified reviewer June 09, 2014
tagged as: witty · funny · patrick mulvihill
Funny has hell! Witty as can be! If you're looking for a real good time (and I think you know what I mean), go see Patrick Mulvihill... and his very talented cast in one of the smartest plays you'll see in this or any lifetime - past, present or future.... full review