"SKANKY ME FROM KANKAKEE" - A World Premiere Rock Musical

musicals and operas · marc francoeur · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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GEORGINA KARTSONIS uncertified reviewer July 18, 2015
AMAZING! Honest, real, funny, light, serious, political, entertaining, heartfelt and very relatable. The cast is incredibly talented and brought the story to life in a fun and meaningful way. Original music is beautiful and tells an important story. So grateful to have seen the closing performance of Hollywood Fringe! ... full review
MOLLY LAUREL certified reviewer June 15, 2015
This show is great! Moving real life coming of age story about a man from small town. The cast was so talented! The women (who act as kind of a Greek chorus and play all the other roles) were really terrific. The sets and costumes were minimal but helped tell the story.... full review
TIM B uncertified reviewer June 16, 2015
This is a fun, exhilarating extravaganza full of great music, clever lyrics, and a terrific cast of charismatic performers. The story of Marc's personal journey is both inspiring and uplifting. Not to be missed!... full review
CASEY FISHER uncertified reviewer June 16, 2015
tagged as: clever · poignant · Fun!
Marc with a c from Kankakee, thanks for the birds eye view of gay angst in the mid-west during the 60's and 70's. A toe tapping good time was had by all!... full review
ELI PARR uncertified reviewer June 16, 2015
tagged as: Bawdy · fun · hilarious · poignant · moving · relatable · musical
I was invited by a friend and had no idea what to expect. WOW! This was actually a really good show. It was engaging all the way through. I thought it was very sincere and intimate, sometimes funny and clever, sometimes moving, often inspiring and really went "balls out"!!! There were so many moments that practically everyone could relate to abut especially if you grew up in a cultural stripmall like the midwest. I'd say this will be one of the best of this year's FRINGE. ... full review
JOCELYN CARDINAS uncertified reviewer June 16, 2015
Skanky Me From Kankakee was full of laughs and had a great message! I was delighted with all of the funny lyrics, and fun scenes. You could feel a great energy from the whole cast, and Marc was fantastic! Everyone is so talented, there was never a dull moment. Make sure you go see this feel good show! ... full review
FELICE HEATHER MONTEITH certified reviewer June 17, 2015
tagged as: musical · funny · touching · awesome
Skanky Me From Kankakee ~ The Musical ~ was an awesome ride that flowed like "golden splendor"! I loved the premise and the journey Marc Francoeur, his cast and musicians took me on. The music, dancing, singing and subject matter was a delightfully fun and reflective tour through the pain and splendor of growing up, especially in "middle" America. Marc and his show Skanky Me From Kankakee showed that a bright and shining light can never be dimmed by ignorance and intolerance when you have a true heart. As Marc says in the show, "God likes my flare"! Well so do I and so will you. Go see this show! ... full review
CLAYTON HOVE uncertified reviewer June 18, 2015
Calling all Fringe Fans. Alright Marc is incredible. This entire show is a brave, shocking, incredibly engaging rock-and-roller coaster of emotions. Marc brings you on a personal journey you will not soon forget, and I am positive you will leave quoting some of his more humorous lines. The supporting ensemble vividly brings to life this story of human triumph against the shallow norms of the narrow-minded Midwest. I sincerely encourage anyone who reads this to go see "'Skanky Me From Kankakee' The Musical." It has what you need to call it the best. This story is a lasting one. Thank you Marc.... full review
JILL GARNESKI certified reviewer June 19, 2015
tagged as: Standing O · compelling · Brilliant!!
Do you want to Laugh? Cry? Move and Shake? Then make sure you see Skanky Me from Kankakee - it will make you do that and more! The sly wit and heartbreaking depth of the script is a stark contrast to the razzle-dazzle, knock down - drag out humor and energy that abounds. It blends beautifully with the original soundtrack that I genuinely expect will produce a couple of Platinum Discs. Marc Francoeur wrote and stars in this standout project. His compelling acting style is genuine. His feelings appear to radiate to the hearts of his captive audience. He is complimented by a very limber and talented ensemble cast and good background musicians. Marc Francoeur and Skanky Me from Kankakee are ready for Broadway. The Hudson Theatre is c... full review
KIM S. certified reviewer June 19, 2015
This was a really fun show, with delightful musical numbers and choreography, telling the story of a deeply personal journey through childhood and adolescence.... full review