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Personal Privilege and True Tales from Tap City

cabaret & variety · foolsicals · Ages 12+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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June 21, 2018 certified reviewer
tagged as: Nutty · transgressive · ribald · edgy · hilarious

What I liked

Songsmith, pianist and singer Levinson keeps the show zipping along, and none of the widely varied songs outstay their welcome. Alternately nutty, hilarious, transgressive, edgy, sentimental and poignant, the pacing and selection puts Personal Privilege head and shoulders above most other revues. The patter and schtick between songs serve well as sly introductions, and the “too soon or not too soon?” game gets the audience leaning forward and engaged, happily playing along. As for the wacky song about The Rosenbergs? You’ll have to decide for yourself if too soon isn’t soon enough. It comes highly recommended by a man who dislikes almost everything. Go!

What I didn't like

There were a couple of empty seats.

My overall impression

This show offers a raucously good time, guaranteed to draw broad smiles and belly laughs from even the most jaded and reluctant fringe audience.

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