Our Award: 5 Fringes
Produced by Lorraine Treanor
by Joel Markowitz
“How was it for you?” asks lyricist Fran Landesman in the opening song of the immensely entertaining review, Queen of The Bohemian Dream, now playing at Source Theatre during the Fringe Festival.
I’ll tell you how it was for me and the audience – we loved it!
This show may be the crowning achievement of this year’s Fringe Festival.
From Bobby Smith’s smooth, toe-tapping “Feet Do Your Stuff,” to Tracy McMullan’s heart wrenching “Down,” to Margo Seibert’s gorgeous singing of “Revelations” and “Love’s Eyes,” you are sucked into those brilliant Sondheim-like lyrics of this brilliant lyricist:
“Don’t be ashamed
Everybody’s got scars
From our various wars
On the way to the stars.”
And can this brilliant cast, (who we have seen perform in many local productions) sing the heck out of these lyrics. Just watch them sell a song! And you get 18 of these glorious masterpieces-what a deal!
And to hear the real Fran Landesman sing a parody of “I’ll Be Seeing You” (My all-time favorite song) is the extra cherry on the top of this luscious sundae!
“Did I make your heart go boom boom boom?
Do you want to do it again?”
Damn right! I’ll be back to see Queen of the Bohemian Dream again. It’s a royal treat you better not miss! Get off your thrones and buy tickets now before the word of mouth makes these tickets very scarce. Bravo your Royal Highness!
(Running Time: 50 minutes)