Friday, July 15, 2011

Fringe reviews are in!

I'm excited to say that several reviews are in for both I Like Nuts! (the Musical) and Pascal's Aquarium. You can check them out below:

Lauren Honeycutt of MD Theatre Guide gives "Pascal's Aquarium" 5 stars:

"Standout actors/puppeteers in the show are Joey Ibanez who plays both King Prawn Akanahe and Jean-Christian de la Table, each of whom has a very funny and distinctive accent, and Jobari Parker-Namdar, who portrays the outgoing, gossipy seahorse Manelle. My favorite puppet was definitely the Shrimp Herd, which were 10 sparkly shrimp on the end of the fingertips of Vanessa Strickland, and I was also incredibly impressed by the puppet of the large catfish Le’nard, which needed an extra person (Guen Spilsbury) just to control the tail. The amazing puppets created by Eric Brooks and Don Becker are truly a sight to behold. Director Colin Grube wisely chose for the fish to be constantly moving, as real fish do!" - (Read the rest of the review here)

Jessica Pearson of DC Theatre Scene gives "Pascal's Aquarium a rating of 4/5:

"Pascal’s Aquarium is an unexpectedly fun little puppet musical; it stays away from the oft-imitated Avenue Q style of shock puppetry, but still manages to appeal to adult audiences with its twisted “Finding Nemo“-like concept and dark humor... Pascal’s Aquarium is, above all, really fun. The puppets are beautifully made and put to good use by the actors, the songs are very good (if not sheer perfection), and there are several laugh-out-loud moments. While it’s not for everyone, if you are in the market for a musical puppet comedy about fish, this one is close to perfect." - (Read the rest of the review here)

Further reviews of Pascal's Aquarium can be found at:
- Washington CityPaper's Fringe & Purge


Andrew L. Baughman of MD Theatre Guide gives "I Like Nuts!" 5 stars:

"Writers Greek and C.T. Davenport have perfected the hat-trick of making comedy dangerous without being blatantly crass or offensive to anyone (massive innuendos aside, of course)... Director Heather Gaither-Greek and music director/guitarist Josh Speerstra have drawn a ridiculously polished performance out of their talented cast... With four years of solid Fringe comedy under their belt, hopefully these Nuts will start producing theatre year-round. Our city needs more theatre that doesn’t take itself too seriously." - (Read the rest of the review here)

Andy Hart of DC Theatre Scene gives "I Like Nuts! (the Musical) a rating of 3/5:

"A wise woman once told me that the Fringe Festival is all about taking risks and having fun. This applies to everyone from the performers, writers, directors, and even the audience members. Well, cast and crew of I Like Nuts! (The Musical): mission accomplished." - (Read the rest of the review here)

Further reviews of "I Like Nuts! (the Musical)" can be found at:
- 100 Play Project

Get your tickets now, this year's Capital Fringe Festival ends on July 24th!


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