The Layers of Tom Lehrer

peas in a pod productions · Ages 16+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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BILL RUDE certified reviewer August 14, 2021
An all around impressive command of telling the story of an almost forgotten comedic genius. Speaking, dancing, singing. A one man show to compare all other one man shows to. ... full review
LAUREN SIMON certified reviewer September 27, 2021
tagged as: perfection · Terrific · spectacular
SPECTACULAR in EVERY WAY !... full review
MICHAEL MAYHEW certified reviewer September 26, 2021
What a charming show! I'm a Lehrer fan of many years and I learned a few things.... full review
THOMAS DIAZ certified reviewer September 14, 2021
tagged as: Comedy · satire · Tom Lehrer · Alan Murray
The show was about a comedian whom had a story to tell the world which was very well told by the imagery, music and acting. Throughout the show I was immersed in this engaging story of someone I didn't know very well but found myself wanting to know more with each bit of the presentation.... full review
SOPHIE SHARKOV certified reviewer August 29, 2021
Out of the gate to and through to the finish line, Allan Murray's The Layers of Tom Lehrer is a show so electric-I saw it twice! A first. Opening and closing nights. Murray pays an ardent tribute to mathematician, satirist, singer-songwriter, and musician Tom Lehrer, with Adam Sartain's voice-over as his agent. The show is an elegant warp-speed ride of a genius' inner world, humility, humanity, showbiz career ups and downs, and his meteoric brilliance in the scope of an hour. Murray is the character. In tune and on time. I wish the show ran longer than The Hollywood Fringe Festival because I can hardly wait to watch Allan Murray on stage again.... full review
ROBERT WEISFELD certified reviewer August 23, 2021
Allan is a fantastic song and dance man. And a great actor, he really kept the audience engaged, and the show has many moving moments. I’m not a theatre person, but I loved this, it was like watching a movie and a concert of comical songs. I’m not as familiar with Lehrer as I should be BUT I do like "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and I totally got that so much his story took place in the same time period. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 22, 2021
tagged as: informative. · musical · fun
Very well thought out. ... full review
EVAN GUIRSCH certified reviewer August 14, 2021
It was Friday the 13th. Imagine if you will…at a small venue in the big city of Los Angeles, a group of locals and some awesome dude who flew in from Wisconsin gathered for an hour of fun as the delightfully talented Allan Murray paid tribute to the one and only Tom Lehrer! I thoroughly enjoyed Allan’s musical homage to Tom; from Pigeons in the Park (my favorite) to Vatican Rag and everything in between, Allan did a spectacular job highlighting the career of the mathematician-turned-musical genius through song on the piano, along with some clever tap dancing too! Bravo!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer August 14, 2021
tagged as: retro · beer · Irish · humor · satyrical · Lehrer · one man show · musical · comedy
He really brings Tom's personal history and music to life. A smart and funny one-man musical. ... full review
KELLY SEIDEL certified reviewer August 14, 2021
Allan Murray was fantastic! He even looks like Tom Lehrer. He has the attention of the audience for the entire show. He is extremely funny and told Tom’s story perfectly. I would highly recommend seeing this wonderful performance. Well done my friend!!!... full review