PLAY ON! A Musical Romp with Shakespeare's Heroines

musicals and operas · laura jo trexler · Ages 12+ · family friendly · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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BOB LEGGETT · June 12, 2018
Trexler’s performance had all that you would expect from a Broadway show, with just the right amount of theatricality added to the songs to make them come alive and memorable. Check out the rest of the review..... full review

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer · June 04, 2018
tagged as: songs · musical
She’s got mad key skills and a beautiful voice to boot! Nice to sit back and enjoy some original songs with some acting on top ! ... full review

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LUCY GILLESPIE certified reviewer · June 01, 2018
Totally delightful! If you’re a fan of Shakespeare, you’ll love hearing lines sprinkled through the original lyrics. Honey-voiced Laura Joe Trexler embodies each of the heroines in a game and charming performance. Very easy watching!... full review

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LYRALEN KAYE · June 01, 2018
tagged as: surprising · funny · musical · creative
Laura Jo Trexler takes us through a roller coaster romp of emotions and comedy with Shakespeare's women (one sonnet, other famous characters from major plays). You live through the unloved daughter (Ophelia), the sexy lover (Beatrice), the rapping Lady Macbeth, and a gay Viola (If I'm remembering correctly). The creativity of the show and its scope make it a moment-by-moment surprise, magical, very funny and moving. And honestly, Laura Jo can SING. And play the piano, even with just one hand. This is a not-to-be-missed fringe experience. So glad I saw the show!... full review

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LANESSA LONG certified reviewer · June 12, 2018
Laura-Jo is a musical sensation and certainly someone to watch. Aside from being a tour de force as a musician, piano player, and vocalist, she is also a master of each Shakespearean character she portrays. As a songwriter and composer, she also managed to capture the essence of each heroine through her catchy motifs and slick melodic lines. Her transitions are fast, her presentation is witty, and her characters are well thought out and jam-packed with artistic subtlety and variety. Whether you know much about Shakespeare or not, this is a show that’s not to miss. She nails it. With a run-time of 45 minutes, there’s no excuse not to see it. ... full review

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JAMES FERRERO certified reviewer · June 13, 2018
tagged as: musical · heartbreaking · funny · original
Such a lovely piece. The songs were very original, ranging from comedic to dramatic in a seamless fashion. Laura Jo Trexler embues such a passion in each song, and isn’t afraid to get performative with each one. One of the more original Fringe pieces I’ve seen, I can’t recommend it highly enough.... full review

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MARGARET MENDENHALL certified reviewer · June 17, 2018
Very creative musical summation of Shakespeare's female characters in their own voices. A tour de force performance by Laura Jo Trexler.... full review

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CHRISTOPHER PIEHLER certified reviewer · June 17, 2018
This show bills itself as a romp, and that is spot on. The songs are funny, sexy, sad, and in the case of Lady M, terrifying. Play On is a testament to the power of one woman and a piano.... full review

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JIM MARTYKA · June 17, 2018
Simply put, Laura Jo Trexler is glorious! This show is almost unreal in how good it is! This is a Broadway level performer tackling some of the most complex characters in all of theatre and doing so with original material. What stuck with me the most, beyond the clever and captivating songs that capture a side of The Bard's heroines never seen before and the brilliant talent Trexler has as a musician is that this is an actress who could play all of these roles! That's damn near impossible to find!!! Go see this true talent now while you can!... full review

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ALISON LANI certified reviewer · June 16, 2018
This is a must-see — Laura is an absolute tour du force + this show defies description, because you’ve never seen anything like it before. ... full review

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