The Layers of Tom Lehrer

peas in a pod productions · Ages 16+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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Review by anonymous

August 14, 2021 certified reviewer
tagged as: retro · beer · Irish · humor · satyrical · Lehrer · one man show · musical · comedy

What I liked

I’m a fan of the few Lehrer songs that I know, so was looking forward to hearing more of his music. Not only did the show include a myriad of songs, but Allan Murray also portrayed Tom and told of his struggle behind the scenes. The two actually have a similar look! I liked the twist that this wasn’t just a song review. Also, I learned that Tom was an interesting man offstage as well. An intelligent yet fun and comedic night. The show finished at 60 minutes, but I could have kept watching. Full of mid-century hipness!

What I didn't like

I talked outside a bit after the show, but didn’t realize they were selling Irish imported beer and refreshments until I was heading to my car. Wish I realized that sooner, but till next time!

My overall impression

He really brings Tom’s personal history and music to life. A smart and funny one-man musical.

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