musicals and operas · her theatre company · Ages 15+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2019
I thought it was a very creative and unique show sparked by new world technology and humor. The combination of opera and piano was delightful to see in such a show. This show really brings out the idea of respecting yourself and if you make mistakes not to beat yourself up about it. CKM, age 12 My middle school aged daughter loved seeing a show created, composed and directed by young women. As an aspiring writer and musician herself, it's so important to me for her to see that it's possible to succeed in creative pursuits! AK... full review
CHRISTINA NANNOS certified reviewer June 27, 2019
Wonderful! Such a fun and entertaining show! Alena is marvelous. Her voice is beautiful and the songs are super catchy and spot on. I enjoyed every minute of this musical. I highly recommend this show. ... full review
TIFFINY KOSLOY certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: musical · Love · Dating · girls night
The show was fun, entertaining and personal to anyone who has had to be in the dating world. Her voice was amazing and her energy contagious. I highly recommend taking the time to enjoy this treasure... but maybe not for a first date.... full review
JILL ENDERS certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: fun · quirky · Lively · energetic · talented · charismatic
This was a delightful one woman rom-com. Light hearted but not full of fluff because of the depth and talent of Alena Bernardi. She is classically trained and possesses a phenomenal vocal instrument. She engaged the audience seemingly effortlessly with all the tools of her trade (acting, dancing, singing, comedy) in an interesting story with compelling music. ... full review
DAWN BERN certified reviewer June 23, 2019
This is the best solo show I have ever seen. The music, the storyline, the lyrics, the acting, the dancing, the comedy and the amazing way it was enunciated through the songs to tell the story and all the jokes, I laughed so hard, and everything was kept relatively clean, child approved I would say. I'll definitely be going again next weekend!... full review
GABRIELLE ARCHAMBAULT certified reviewer June 24, 2019
A fun exploration of modern dating with incredible vocal acrobatics performed by Alena Bernardi. Get ready for melismas galore. For music lovers you will get some good laughs from classical music references and musical comedy. An enjoyable variety of characters are portrayed by Alena and she shows the true gambit of her vocal stylings and techniques through the 75 minute performance. ... full review
ERIC BILLITZER certified reviewer June 25, 2019
Among the best of the Fringe ! This is a comedic look at phone-app dating seen through the eyes of Alena's fictional persona Polly. Alena is a total talent -- professional opera-level voice, killer lyrics (she co-wrote with the director), Broadway-level performance ! This one-woman show has a live keyboardist, and Alena's singing voice fills the Hudson. The lyrics are Disney-level sharp; Alena also plays all the other characters and two more live instruments, flute and ukulele. There were also a number of recorded sound effects, which came in right on time. One of the best solo shows -- and Fringe shows -- I have seen.... full review
OLIVIA RUSH certified reviewer June 26, 2019
I am blown away! Swiped the musical has it all. Interesting storyline, incredibly relatable and entertaining. The main character Polly takes you on a captivating journey of her experiences of online dating in LA. Alena Bernardi is a force to be reckoned with! Her stage presence, voice, acting, dancing and instrumental skills are truly phenomenal. Swiped strikes the perfect balance of both humor and sentiment and finishes with a beautiful message. In the end, itโ€™s not about chasing the love of others but learning how to love ourselves. Swiped is a must see show! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป ... full review
LAURENT Z certified reviewer June 27, 2019
Exciting and painfully relatable, this tale of a control freak experiencing online dating will make you laugh, think and "aw" quite a bit, because Polly is rather romantic despite herself. So don't left-swipe it, this show is a real catch!... full review
RACHEL HARMON certified reviewer June 28, 2019
tagged as: One Woman Show · powerful · classical · pop · Feminist · comedy · musical
A delightful, musically ambitious look into one womanโ€™s challenge of finding the right guy.... full review