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My Big Fat Blonde Musical

neon watching day productions · Ages 14+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by BRIAN MICHAELS

June 04, 2016 certified reviewer

What I liked

In this show, Theresa Stroll and Bobby McGlynn aim a direct blow at the Hollywood starlet culture. It’s a direct hit in every sense of the term.
The book is smart, tight and very, very funny. The lyrics and music team perfectly to move the story along at a pleasantly brisk place. Clearly this team is interested in entertaining the audience with an important message, not slogging through cliches and Internet memes.
This subject could have gone horribly wrong in less capable hands. However the professional writing by Mr. McGlynn and Ms. Stroll, strong direction by Jessica Lynn Johnson and creative choreography from Lindsay Braverman, made this a welcome dream performance beautifully executed by Ms. Stroll.
If you want to see a beautifully crafted, professional performance, get to this show! You will not be disappointed, and are likely to be delightfully surprised.

What I didn't like

Ms. Stroll could have let the audience finish laughing before delivering her next lines, however I will admit the audience was likely more enthusiastic than could have been anticipated in rehearsals. And I anticipate further enthusiasm.

My overall impression

You really have to see this play. It’s smart, beautifully performed, and sends a good message in a thoroughly entertaining and delightful way!
(As a side note, the recorded background choruses were all performed by Ms. Stroll, overdubbed. How do I know that? I asked. I’m a professional.)

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