How To Be A Rock Star

musicals and operas · what is "phone rings, door chimes, in comes?" · Ages 18+ · flashing lights · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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Review by anonymous

June 29, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

I really liked the songs. I had “We’re gonna party all night, we’re gonna party all night, we’re gonna party all night in the make out room” stuck in my head for hours after the show.

What I didn't like

The end piece seemed way too long. Maybe that was because I realized fairly early what the climax was going to be so I really didn’t get into it and my mind drifted while waiting for it to finally end. I remember thinking more than once during that last bit, “I hope he is going to sing some more before the show ends”. Alas, that did not happen.

My overall impression

If Jonathan Richman and Andy Kaufman had a lovechild and that kid grew up to stage a Fringe show, it probably would resemble “How to be a Rock Star”. I’d seen Sam Pocker’s “Need a friend…” flyer a while back and Googled him wondering what that was about. When I discovered that he had a Fringe show I was really looking forward to seeing it, because I reckoned it would be interesting and it was. Filled with songs, audience participation, laser lights and recipes. I’m glad that I saw it.

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