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Slightly Dramatic

cabaret & variety · the unknown artists · Ages 18+ · one person show · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 17, 2016 certified reviewer

What I liked

With a funny and touching (and vocally amazing) performance by Emily Clark, SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC is one hour of great songs, great stories, and exploration of relationships.

What I didn't like

Nothing!

My overall impression

With a funny and touching (and vocally amazing) performance by Emily Clark, SLIGHTLY DRAMATIC is one hour of great songs, great stories, and exploration of relationships. The accompaniment by Charlie Ferguson is right on the money and the subtle jokes in song choice as incidental music may have slipped by a few, but many audience members got it and got it good! The choice of bringing co-conspirators to the stage at specific intervals is very smart for this format and the performances of Mark Jacobson (as “hot guy,” “therapy boyfriend” and “phone Bob”), Whitney Tenney, and Amanda Spinella (“high school girlfriends,” “teens,” “best galpals”) are more than support – they breathe life into characters that could otherwise easily have been cardboard cut outs with good vocals. The choice of songs (especially the less-known numbers like “No One’s Gonna Love You” and “I Like You Better”) make for a solid arc and constantly shifting emotions, never getting bogged down in a particular mood. A one-woman cabaret that has changed and matured significantly even in the last few years and is a great example of the kind of huge talent we’ll be seeing Emily employ with hopefully greater frequency around town. Bravo!

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