Shakespeare's Last Night Out (or What? YOU, Will??)

solo performance · orgasmico theatre company · Ages 21+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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LINDY VOELTNER certified reviewer June 07, 2015
tagged as: witty · shakespeare · Engaging
An comedically intricate look at Shakespeare's life. I was blown away by Fisher's sense of timing, voice and ability to have a hummingbird like energy through times of silence and revelry. I especially dug the use of U2 and Hathaway. His musicians, Alistair Cooper (guitar magician) and Allison Sulock (master of obscure instruments) bolstered the energy and audience, making this one of the tightest pieces of theater I have seen yet. Please go see this! ... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY certified reviewer June 08, 2015
In the name of full disclosure: I just recently met Michael Shaw Fisher; I thought he was a swell guy. I was familiar with some of his past work. Was a big fan of his 2012” “Doomsday Cabaret”, an antic romp with a wide array of the apocalyptic myths? I thought “Exoricistic – The Rock Musical Parody Experiment” was one of the best shows in Fringe 2013 (And so did just about everybody else – awarded “Best Musical”) And 2014”s “Werewolves of Hollywood Blvd”? It was okay (But I mean “Okay” in a really, really…good way.) What I’m saying here is that I know Michael Shaw Fisher is a clever and talented kinda guy. However I wanted to see his “Shakespeare’s Last Night Out”, a song fest depicting the last night of Shakespeare’... full review
CYANNE MCCLAIRIAN certified reviewer June 08, 2015
LOVED IT!!! Fisher is masterful in his portrayal of William Shakespeare-- incredibly fluid in his movements, fully transforming from character to character & bringing the audience along for a ride they'd never forget. Historical, fun & remarkably well penned! Thus far my favorite show I've seen... whether you know a little or a lot about the bard, this is most definitely a MUST SEE!... full review
ALEX KNOX certified reviewer June 11, 2015
From my first fringe experience a couple years ago, I've admired Michael Shaw Fisher's work. His rock musicals are always smart, biting, hilarious, brutal, and beautiful. With this show, he's gone above and beyond. (He also happens to be an all around awesome guy, who embodies the generous, artist-community spirit of the fringe festival.) Few people could pull off a one-man musical about William Shakespeare, but Michael is the perfect man for the job. A scribe himself, he knows the agony and the ecstasy of birthing a piece of drama and bringing it to life with a ragtag troupe of players. As the evening unfolds, Shakespeare reflects on his life through songs and recounts the writing of some of his best known works. It’s like a cross betwe... full review
THERESA POULOS uncertified reviewer June 13, 2015
Smart, funny, touching, and the guy is dripping with talent. I'm new LA and wanted to get out and do something during an overcast afternoon -- who would've thought that I could get so lucky and stumble upon such a gem of show! For anyone who's a fan of Shakespeare or a history buff, you'll eat up every captivating second of this work; if you're neither of those, you'll still fall head over heals for the story, acting, jokes, and music. I can't believe I paid $12 for that -- A STEAL!!!! If you miss it, you're missing out. Seriously, I created an account on this page just so that I could leave a review because this show needs to be seen, and needs to go as far as it can go. Truly wonderful.... full review
MEGAN DOLAN certified reviewer June 14, 2015
Just to be in the spirit of this remarkable show, I will quote the Bard in my review--"We few, we happy few..." who got to be in the audience for the 2pm performance yesterday were taken on a journey with the inspired Michael Shaw Fisher as he channeled William Shakespeare at the 3 of Clubs--the absolute perfect setting for this story!I was entranced, delighted, and awed by Fisher's generosity of spirit, his perfect balance of drama and humor,the seamless use of live music (wonderfully accompanied by Alistair Cooper and Allison Sulock) and his obvious affection and knowledge of/for the world's most famous writer. I felt like I was part of the show, included on the most intimate level, and needed as an audience member. Thank you, thank you fo... full review
GREGORY CRAFTS uncertified reviewer June 19, 2015
If you had any doubts about him before, Shakespeare's Last Night Out (or What?, You Will??) solidifies Michael Shaw Fisher's place as a Hollywood Fringe institution. In his brilliant one-man show, Fisher chronicles The Bard's last night carousing at the tavern, where he holds court and attempts to claim and solidify his legacy, silencing any doubters about the authorship of his works, before shuffling off his mortal coil. The show, a biography of Shakespeare and chronology of his plays, comes off as accurate and very well-researched, and is full of brilliant references to the Folio, tying Will's many works to the events in his life that must have inspired them. But this is no ordinary, dry, common bioplay. Nay! This is an Orgasmico show! Ful... full review
ABBY SCHACHNER certified reviewer June 22, 2015
to be honest, i think i'm more of a michael shaw fisher fan than a shakespeare fan, and to see any of MSF's creations delights me. This guy is prolific, fun, a delightful, committed actor, and the real deal. Yes, it's nice to see first timers at the festival, but for me, seeing someone create over and over again like Michael does, is where it's at. A true artist/actor/writer who owns that three of clubs stage (and room)... and keeps us entertained from start to finish. I can only imagine if you're familiar with Shakespeare your mind will be a firing on a cylinders. But even as someone who isn't, the magic in MSF's songs, performance and wordplay will not be lost on you.... full review
JANET MILLER certified reviewer June 21, 2015
tagged as: shakespeare · singing · crowd-pleaser
MSF is engaging, brilliant, funny, clever and everything in between. This one man show is so enjoyable, I think multiple viewings are in store! Do not miss! ... full review
JEFFREY WYLIE certified reviewer June 21, 2015
Now this is how you do it. My personal feelings of Michael Shaw Fisher aside (I love the man), he has written and composed and performs an AMAZING piece of theater. Remember the award-winning The Devil & Billy Markham last year?? This is EVEN BETTER (And that's saying a lot:-) Script is flawless, every moment of the 70 minutes are crystal clear, in intent and content; even the songs advance the plot and emotional journey, and there’s ample variation in the melodies of the musical numbers. Jeff Summer’s direction is seamless, invisible, and the two musicians are equally flawless. But it’s Michael’s show all the way, he is mesmerizing—I truly believed I was sitting in a pub late at night listening to the Bard regale us with his fascinat... full review