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MONKEY MIND

musicals and operas · international music net · Ages 9+ · world premiere · 90 mins · United States of America

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CAMERON PARKER certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: musical
Monkey Mind is a fresh and thought provoking musical about our racing minds and accepting help when we can't keep up with ourselves. ... full review
SERENA SCOTT THOMAS certified reviewer June 17, 2019
Monkey Mind is a delightful yet deeply moving musical that touches its audience's heart with a simple but poignant message. The story centers around a family struggling with the loss of the mother, lacking the words, time and luxury to heal. Father and daughter, played beautifully by Corey Page (Frank) and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Lacey), are at an impasse in their relationship. Lacey courageously decides to enter a singing contest in an effort to win $100,000 to alleviate her father's stress, but her inner voices, her Monkey Mind, try to sabotage her at every step. Terri Weiss' ingenious use of the characters Monkey Positive, Monkey Crazy, Monkey Negative, provides an acutely painful yet utterly relatable portrayal of the destructive and often... full review
CISSY WELLMAN certified reviewer June 17, 2019
PS. I thought the book was wonderful very creative want the writer to keep Creating... full review
LAWRIE CHIARO SMYLIE certified reviewer June 14, 2019
I loved it! Fast-paced, great acting, great singing, great story!... full review
DIANE BURROUGHS certified reviewer June 16, 2019
tagged as: Family Bonding · heartfelt
A thoroughly entertaining exploration of a motherless teen's quest to convince her shell-shocked-by-life father to support her singing dreams and in so doing the love of Dad-to-daughter reignites in heartfelt ways.... full review
GRACE JASMINE certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: imaginative · Positive
Monkey Mind reminds us to live in the NOW--and what power and happiness and calmness that decision means. Weiss delivers a personal philosophy that has been her mantra in a spirit-driven musical in an imaginative and engaging way. It brought to mind a sort of a modern Alice in Wonderland of the psyche!... full review
ANITA BELOKOPYTOVA certified reviewer June 10, 2019
Very professional, yet simplified to be viewed by children and has the down to earth feel for it.... full review
ARLENE CHERNICK certified reviewer June 09, 2019
I loved the show! The music and lyrics were wonderful. The entire cast was so talented and performed beautifully. The idea of writing a musical comedy successfully dealing with anxiety was both brilliant and Uplifting. Congratulations! Robin Tyler, Producer The Women’s Philharmonic at The Kennedy Center, 25 Outdoor Music and Comedy Festivals, the first International LGBT Comedy Festival in Sydney, Australia, The Bloomsbury Theatre, London. ... full review
JEANNE ARDITO certified reviewer June 08, 2019
Original and Brilliant!... full review
JACQUELINE GIBSON certified reviewer July 04, 2019
tagged as: touching · inspiring · uplifting
I completely loved the show because being a singer, it had all of the elements/lessons any performer needs to have and know about in order to pursue a career in music or acting. The songs were full of inspiration and uplifting. The characters were so very strong in conveying their messages , as well as having amazing singing voices! I loved how the Monkey Mind was portrayed by the 3 great actors! Hilarious!! It touched me very deeply... Darn that dust in my eyes. I was so happy to see what my mentor/teacher created and produced that shared such a profound message about the Monkey Mind. BRAVA!!!... full review