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Coasterthon Catastrophe: An Amusement Park Musical

jingle productions · Ages 8+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ

June 18, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

Progressive Parents. This show.

What I didn't like

My overall impression

My overall impression? I had a blast. A freakin’ blast at this show.

Spencer has fully embraced his artistic choices and the limitations of the festival. It is all encompassing: A stage manager that calls him out before, during, and after the 45 minutes spent in the theater. Actors that completely let loose during the show, challenging the concept of the play itself during performance. A concept and plot so grand, as two frenetic, haphazard actors twirl between roles with absolute misdirected commitment, with dialogue that raises so many questions with each scene that It can’t possibly answer them all by its conclusion… wow. It’s a trip. I had to look at the back of my hand during the show to confirm that what I was watching was reality. I’ve always wanted to find a show like this and I’m so glad I did. This was like a real life Waiting For Guffman. I believe that Spencer has something truly special with this piece and given the right direction and focus, could make something that we talk about for years to come. I am definitely a fan. And definitely going to see whatever Spencer does in the future. One of my favorite fringe experiences I’ve ever had.

At a five dollar ticket price, this show is an absolute steal. And no, Spencer did not pay me to say any of this.

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