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Ageless Wonders: A Grown up kids Guide to Growing Newer

solo performance · princess wow productions · Ages 10+ · family friendly · one person show · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 09, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

She shows a video of a 107 year old barber in upstate NY who still works everyday. He was so focused and interesting that the audience applauded the video.

What I didn't like

She needs to memorize, find her light, and give the show shape. I truly wanted to like this show and have a good time. I guess it’s a hit in NYC, so…perhaps there is something I’m missing, but….if you are going to charge people to see your show, at least memorize what you want to say and let people SEE your face.

My overall impression

The show is an unfortunate miss-mosh of impressions and uninteresting quotes on aging. Few of these thoughts are original, such as: “you start shrinking.” I couldn’t tell that the show had been directed at all. The solo performer, Mindy, wears a big hat on stage and the lighting is so bad that all you can see is her lips moving, no facial expressions whatsoever. She needed to constantly refer to a book of notes to remember what she was talking about. I really wanted to like the show, but it becomes relentlessly uncomfortable. She sings about 4 songs about smiling….never smiling once herself through any song. The show starts with her telling the audience about how funny everyone thinks she is. Nothing kills a show like telling an audience that you’re funny. Also, the tech was a hot mess with the wrong slides popping up and the wrong music to open the show. Wow. One long hour.

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