All Our Pretty Songs

ensemble theatre · schularan productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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BEN HETHCOAT certified reviewer June 18, 2019
tagged as: natural · nostalgic
John Brahan and Dan Schultz are great collaborators and All Our Pretty Songs is proof of that. I look forward to seeing more from these two.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 29, 2019
Dreams clashing with stark reality can be brutal. Mix in celebrity worship, grandiose delusions, depression and suicidal ideation and you've got a recipe for potential disaster. This show explores how 3 young people struggle with their desire to be successful musicians in Hollywood. Their options in reaching that goal is limited by differences in circumstance, talent and most importantly mental stability. At the core of this show is a somewhat understated and yet exceptionally powerful performance by Dan Schultz. As his character was revealed to be more and more fragile I found myself wanting someone to give him a big hug and call a therapist. It is a powerful and thought-provoking show all around.... full review
CLAY WOOLEY certified reviewer June 30, 2019
tagged as: real · interesting · vulnerable
The show was very well thought out and honest. The focus on "starving artists" in LA provided an excellent vehicle to talk about mental health and the struggles that come with it. I found myself really caring about the characters and wanting them to succeed. They won the audience over with authenticity and I would be surprised if anyone who saw the show did not identify with one, if not all, of the characters. ... full review
JOHN PATRICK DALY certified reviewer June 10, 2019
A surprisingly deep introspection of what it means to be an artist and how far you're willing to go for your dreams. A story that resonates with everyone in the audience. What do you do when your goals are impossible?... full review
CHAMBERS STEVENS certified reviewer June 09, 2019
The team of John Brahan and Dan Schultz won the Fight the Power award last year. I saw that play and I really liked it. But All Our Pretty Songs is a big leap up. Both Brahan's writing and Schultz direction have matured and grown in exciting ways. And the addition of a third partner, Shanlie Phillips really adds a great element to their work. ... full review
AARON KOZAK certified reviewer June 13, 2019
Very strong entry in this year's Fringe. Easy to enjoy this one.... full review
ASHLYNN JUDY certified reviewer June 15, 2019
a funny yet complex look at what it's like trying to make it in Hollywood. Definitely check this one out! ... full review
KYLE DURACK certified reviewer June 16, 2019
Beautiful insight to young starting musician Struggles. Mental health issues are a serious oversight in society. This piece touches on it in a way that brings you to the edge of your seat that is very real.... full review
RYAN LISMAN certified reviewer June 17, 2019
There's some really nice thematic elements and unique choices made in All Our Pretty Songs. Being that most people who will see this show are likely artists in some way, I think this show does a great job of creating a relatable story that can provide a wonderful sense of catharsis. Everyone has a dream, and it's really interesting to see the conflicting ideas of what a "dream" is in this show. ... full review
KATHERINE KINCADE certified reviewer June 17, 2019
Terrific play-- engaging and believable.... full review