Normaler Than Everyone

solo performance · normaler productions and fringe management, llc · Ages 12+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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Review by anonymous

June 23, 2019 certified reviewer

What I liked

There’s great songwriting talent and musicianship on display (an album would be an appropriate supplement), and we can’t help but be sympathetic to the tough situation Brian describes. Musical/storytelling genre choice used to highlight the narrative in novel or darkly humorous ways. Very compelling and touching first fifteen minutes or so.

What I didn't like

After the opening, the mood plunges into bitterness and never recovers. Certain moments seem dishonest or contrived. The performer violates his compact with the audience by photographing us several times without our consent.

My overall impression

This musical self-documentary shows great talent and pulls at our heartstrings, but has issues with tone and its treatment of the audience.

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