PLAY ON! A Musical Romp with Shakespeare's Heroines

musicals and operas · laura jo trexler · Ages 12+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show world premiere
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DARIN FOAT certified reviewer June 11, 2018
Play On was brilliant. ... full review
ELLEN M certified reviewer June 12, 2018
Laura Jo is a very talented artist from her voice to her lyrics to the acting. She manages to do it all while rocking it out on the piano as well! ... full review
JAMES FERRERO certified reviewer June 13, 2018
tagged as: original · funny · heartbreaking · musical
Such a lovely piece. The songs were very original, ranging from comedic to dramatic in a seamless fashion. Laura Jo Trexler embues such a passion in each song, and isn’t afraid to get performative with each one. One of the more original Fringe pieces I’ve seen, I can’t recommend it highly enough.... full review
EMILY GOGLIA certified reviewer June 13, 2018
Laura Jo is so beautifully talented! She's taken these characters that we all know well and breathed a new life into them, rounding them out, and giving them each a voice and point of view that we don't normally hear. Her songs are catchy, her new lyrics are so fun, and I loved hearing Shakespeare's words put to music. Laura Jo sings, plays, and acts each character so well and really transforms herself in each song.... full review
ASHLEY FORD certified reviewer June 14, 2018
Wow. Laura Jo Trexler's vocal stylings are perfection - in the vein of Sara Bareilles, Jessie Mueller and Sara McLachlan. The show itself was romantic, innovative and funny! Wonderful artistry. Soulful.... full review
SAM SHABER certified reviewer June 14, 2018
Amazing, creative interpretations of Shakespeare's most intriguing women! Laura's voice and incredible piano playing paint these characters for us in a way that is both real and extremely dramatic - just as they're supposed to be!... full review
LUKE GOMEZ certified reviewer June 15, 2018
A wonderful set of songs inspired by Shakespeare's heroines, it is beautifully composed and performed. ... full review
ALISON LANI certified reviewer June 16, 2018
This is a must-see — Laura is an absolute tour du force + this show defies description, because you’ve never seen anything like it before. ... full review
MARGARET MENDENHALL certified reviewer June 17, 2018
Very creative musical summation of Shakespeare's female characters in their own voices. A tour de force performance by Laura Jo Trexler.... full review
CHRISTOPHER PIEHLER certified reviewer June 17, 2018
This show bills itself as a romp, and that is spot on. The songs are funny, sexy, sad, and in the case of Lady M, terrifying. Play On is a testament to the power of one woman and a piano.... full review