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Hard Travelin' with Woody

solo performance · rooster productions · Ages 12+ · family friendly · one person show · United States

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Review by MARSHALL HARVEY

June 21, 2014 certified reviewer

My overall impression

What a fantastic and mesmerizing performance by Randy Noojin! He really channels Guthrie in speech and in song. There is a lot of insightful humor
and moments of touching humanity, as well as Woody’s wonderful songs
that Noojin delivers with gusto and encourages the audience to sing along.
The constant visuals behind him that beautifully illustrate Guthrie’s stories
are an added plus, showing us newsreel footage of the time and Woody’s
original drawings that were made “on the road.”
The one man show is set in a union meeting like hundreds that Guthrie
performed at during the 1930’s Depression and his message is as
relevant today as it was then. Enlightening, Entertaining, Inspiring.
I would highly recommend this show not only for old-timers, but younger
generations as well. My daughter was quite moved by Guthrie’s experiences
and philosophy.
Noojin’s “Hard Travelin’” needs to be videotaped because it would make an
excellent PBS special!

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