Cox and Box Reviewed by Darcy Sabatino When the high point of a performance is a song about bacon, you have to wonder about the low points.
Archives for July 21, 2008
Gilgamesh, Who Saw the Deep Reviewed by Carrie Klewin Gilgamesh deliciously escorts us on a visit to the oral traditions of storytelling. This young troupe of performers courageously voyages to the depths of an epic.
Funny Propositions Reviewed by Tim Treanor For about ten minutes, this Fine Wine Players production is as good as anything in the Fringe. Very cool music, full of synthesizers and tubas, floats out of hidden speakers.
The Mikado Reviewed by Darcy Sabatino “Are you sufficiently decayed enough” to perform? This was my take on Sullivan’s question after exiting the Fringe’s production of The Mikado. The fate of Gilbert’s dry humor and Sullivan’s musical score depended on who was on stage and how old they were.
Manifesto! Reviewed by Carrie Klewin If you are looking for an hour of whimsical delight, this café, created by surrealists and run by clowns, is the place to be.
The Hefner Monologues: How Hefnerian By Matt MacNelly When John Hefner steps on to the stage, you have to believe there was a mix up at the last name factory. With his thinning hair and a thickening midsection, Hefner’s appearance from the beginning suggests he’s not a silk robe and slippers kind of guy.
The Chalk Boy Reviewed by Miranda Hall Orangeade? Check. Feisty girl-power soundtrack? Double check. Title role? No dice.
Wiener Sausage: The Musical! Reviewed by Tim Treanor In Chief Ike’s Mambo Room, you can buy a substantial iced tumbler full of vodka and Kahlua for the very reasonable price of $8. Thank the Lord God Almighty! Because without cheap and plentiful alcohol, you will be forced to watch Wiener Sausage sober, as I did.
Born Normal Reviewed by Carrie Klewin If you want to see a shooting star on the rise, try to catch Stephen Spotswood’s Born Normal.
On Sale Now! Reviewed by Tim Treanor I don’t know if Slash Coleman has big matzo balls, but I know that Rick Huddle does. First, he wrote to our website using his own name. Second, he is doing a one-man show about consumer choice, which will get you about six people in your audience.