Musicals & Operas · mélia mills · Ages 15+ · United States of America

one person show world premiere
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HAL RUDNICK certified reviewer June 24, 2023
The Allure of Thug Life was funny and heartfelt. Not only were there a ton of laughs, but there were powerful, thoughtful moments as well. Melia's character work was great. Rhymes were tight. Thoroughly enjoyed this show!... full review
YUSUF YILDIZ certified reviewer June 24, 2023
Mélia skillfully carried this fun musical through the end. She had plenty of well-placed laughs going along with a realistic story, which was clearly driven by her life experiences. And she always brought the audience back to center after dramatic moments. And that it being a musical made this one woman show even better. ... full review
RONDA PARKER certified reviewer June 24, 2023
The show was AWSOME!!! My husband and I THOROUGHLY enjoyed it!!! Melia did an awesome job with her ability to keep her audience captivating in the story telling. This one woman show displayed her amazing talent of not only her brilliant story writing but the ability to get a message to her audience. ... full review
CAROL BECKER certified reviewer June 24, 2023
LOVED. EVERY. SINGLE. MINUTE. I cannot emphasize that enough, so I am going to put this in all caps again - I LOVED THIS SHOW!! When performer and story have IT, they HAVE IT and Mélia HAS IT and then some! I laughed so hard, I cried and I'll be woman enough to admit it... I peed myself a little. There, I said it... is that what you wanted from me? Well, I did. ... full review
GWEN MESCO certified reviewer June 23, 2023
tagged as: funny
Hilarious, emotional, and a joy to watch!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2023
Great writing!! Wonderful highs and lows and some killer’ lines and allusions to the 80’s and 90’s! So much heart in this show!! Loved watching you have fun up there Melia!! ... full review
ELIZABETH S. certified reviewer June 23, 2023
tagged as: musical · One Woman Show · thug life · hip hop · hip-hop · rap · Comedy
Loved it! Mélia is an endearing good girl book worm, trying to be accepted at her new high school as a “thug,” in spite of her stable home life and married parents. Executed with humor, honesty, and sick beats!... full review
ANGELIQUE FUSTUKJIAN certified reviewer June 19, 2023
Mélia blends humor, heart, and Tupac beautifully in this coming-of-age story fit for both the stage and TV.... full review
CHALAUN MOSLEY certified reviewer June 19, 2023
tagged as: growinguphipho
Melia is such a talent! 60 minutes of great entertainment, confidently portraying to her audience a realistic and authentic image and experience of growing up in the suburbs as a young black hip hop enthusiast, as I was likewise :)... full review
MARCELINA CHAVIRA certified reviewer June 19, 2023
Fun, clever, so much great nostalgia! ... full review