Richard Levinson is career pianist and song-writer who found he had enough songs set in bars to put together a show. He wrote the songs and co-wrote the script for last year’s Fringe hit ‘Thanks a lot, the Gratitusical’ for which he he also provided piano accompaniment. This year he edges center-stage and unpacks his basket of wares.
The opener, “Welcome to the club” sets the tone, it’s a breezy waltz about men who have probably made bad choices but ostensibly have few regrets. Levinson the lyricist is meticulous and perceptive, characters are captured in a phrase, flaws are illuminated, but somehow without too much judgment, these places wouldn’t be so interesting if they were just filled with nice guys.
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