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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June 01, 2018 certified reviewer

What I liked

Trexler was totally in control. I loved how much fun she was having, embodying each character with nuance, while holding a strong relationship with the audience. The music was lovely and varied, and she has a beautiful voice.

What I didn't like

The show is structured like a concept album, with Trexler flowing seamlessly between each. She hews closely to Shalespeare, and I especially liked the moments where here original lyrics provided clarity or context. I would have liked to see more of that, and perhaps a sense of relationship between the women, or else a narrative of how this woman changes.

My overall impression

Totally delightful! If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, you’ll love hearing lines sprinkled through the original lyrics. Honey-voiced Laura Joe Trexler embodies each of the heroines in a game and charming performance. Very easy watching!

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