Four Clowns Presents: Shakedown at the Dusty Spur!

dance & physical theatre · four clowns · Ages 13+ · United States of America

world premiere
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SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 26, 2019
tagged as: ensemble · gunfighters · western · musicals · melodrama
What a entertaining show with a hero to cheer and villains to boo, all in the spirit of good clean fun. The ensuing rowdiness added to The Four Clowns style of playing so over-the-top that you cannot help but play along with them, especially when asked to "Remain Calm" through song.... full review
BENJAMIN SCHWARTZ certified reviewer June 27, 2019
tagged as: hilarious · melodrama · baddies
Pure bliss. I loved this show so much. I've seen several Four Clowns shows before and this one did not disappoint. This troupe has an incredible knack for comedic timing and crowd control. One of my favorites of the year. A guaranteed good time.... full review
ABEL MIRAMONTES certified reviewer June 17, 2019
tagged as: fun · hilarious · immersive · original · sexy · western · comedy
When it comes to experiencing theatre that is immersive, interactive and all-around entertaining, Shakedown at the Dusty Spur! makes a small black box theater in the middle of Los Angeles feel like the center of a classic western comedy through the immense commitment, dedication and talent of the performers: Elisabeth Hower, Liz Morgan, Turner Frankosky, Benji Kaufman, Tommy Fleming and Jason Poston along with the costume design of Erin Colleran and the artistic direction from Joe Desoto. It was hands-down the most fun I've had watching a show in years and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something original, immersive and laugh-out-loud funny. ... full review
CJ MERRIMAN certified reviewer June 20, 2019
This is easily one of my favorite shows I’ve seen this fringe. So much fun and so incredibly well done with a dash of audience participation to keep everyone on their toes and having a rowdy time.... full review
TYLER BREMER certified reviewer June 20, 2019
tagged as: Dummies
Okay, I was hoping that the titular song would be out of my head by the time I wrote this review, but seeing as it's been over a week since I've seen the show and I'm still humming along, looks like I'll have to give up on that idea. (curse you clowns) It is so nice to see that Four Clowns have made their return to Fringe, this time with the very funny Joe DeSoto at the helm. This show did not disappoint. I had a BLAST from beginning to end. The thing that Four Clowns does so well is create such a deep relationship and experience with and for their audience. This group of performers connected with their audience in the very first moment and kept with us til the end. To me this is what made this production, and Four Clowns, so successful. ... full review
DANA JAMESON certified reviewer June 23, 2019
tagged as: Fantastic · uproarious · exciting · LMAO · incredible
This show killed me!!! I didn’t think I would laugh this much at such silly stuff. The comedy is so simple and unexpected that it pulls you in immediately and doesn’t let you go at all. These fools are hilarious, not a weak link in the entire cast. I would definitely see it again if I could, because I feel every show is different. ... full review
LARA LAFFERTY certified reviewer June 23, 2019
tagged as: hilarious
Full of memorable jokes and silly surprises! If you're looking for a crack-up, this is the show for you. A plot-driven comedy with lots of improv that makes great fun out of classic westerns, the clowns do a WONDERFUL job of keeping the audience engaged and constantly full of laughs. Loved the show!... full review
ERIK BLAIR certified reviewer June 23, 2019
tagged as: funny · good time · melodrama · AMUSING · great
There is something incredibly joyful about a well-presented melodrama and this show is -exactly- that. A lot of fun from beginning to end, Four Clowns has returned with a show that has just enough fun for kids and just enough adult-humor to feel a 'little bit' dirty. It's a nice combination that's well acted and just a good ole' time.... full review
LIZZY FERDINANDI certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: fun · quirky · western · comedy · hilarious · clown · improv · silly · musical
Wow, that hour flew by and I was laughing the ENTIRE time. Everyone was enjoying themselves: the audience, the actors, adults, that one child, the dog in the front row...What a delightful romp.... full review
BRIAN CAELLEIGH certified reviewer July 01, 2019
A delightful example of clowning and physical comedy with just the right amount of audience participation and a sprinkle of melodrama. If you're looking for an hour of nonstop laughter, you've come to the right place, pardner.... full review