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...
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....
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!...
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.
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!!!...