"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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Review by DON GOLDEN

June 18, 2015
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My overall impression

When you read the description of Marc Francoeur’s “Skanky Me From Kankakee” you might be inclined, like me, to think its just another one of those coming of age, coming out stories that you’ve seen a hundred times. You would be SO wrong. Marc, an uber-talented singer, performer, writer, paints a hilarious picture of small town america in the 70’s, with a cast of characters we all can relate to..gay or straight: the clueless yet sweet-in-denial mother, stern working class hero dad that believes its better to kill your dream than follow it, and the bullies and confidants you meet along the journey to self discovery. The show moves along at a fast clip with lots of laughs, R-rated exploits, spot on singing with harmonies backed by an excellent trio that provides the music for Marc’s truly gifted original lyrics and compositions. This show will put a smile on your face and a lump in your throat.

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