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History of the Biz: Part 1-Acts

comedy · vicious circle · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States

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HOPE OLAIDE WILSON certified reviewer June 09, 2014
A wildly entertaining collage that offers a sharp and hilarious commentary on the nature of the business in a historical context. Performed by a fantastic company of actors that will have you laughing hysterically.... full review
JESSICA LUZA certified reviewer June 09, 2014
Really funny & well done. Loved the through line & satire. Excellent casting & writing. The sprinkling of singing & dancing in the 3rd scene was just the icing on the cake. ... full review
JOSEPH MCMAHON certified reviewer June 17, 2014
This was a very enjoyable show, though the writing was uneven at points. The first of the five (?) acts was one of the weaker, and I'm glad it wasn't indicative of the entire show. The second act was much stronger (I loved the fast paced banter), and that trend continued through the rest of the performance. And frankly, even when I thought the writing wasn't necessarily up to snuff, the actors were, pulling out laughs on charm and chemistry alone. And when the writing was on par with the actors it made for some VERY funny theatre. ... full review
WENDY HOPKINS certified reviewer June 18, 2014
In this theatrical bag of goodies there are some delicious treats. You'll see some great comedic performances and definitely leave with a smile on your face. Go!... full review
KELLY HAMON certified reviewer June 18, 2014
I especially loved the writing in the first two scenes. Nathan Kershaw was hysterical. The collision of the Shakespearen world with Mad Men copywriting tweaks is a fantastic idea. ... full review
MICHAEL CARVAINES certified reviewer June 22, 2014
tagged as: funny · witty · clever · smart · satire · showbiz · musical comedy
I love a good Hollywood satire and Patrick Mulvihill’s “History of the Biz” is as funny as I’ve seen. Equal parts “The Simpsons,” “The Player” and Mel Brooks’s “History of the World” this new play is clever, fast-paced, and so sharp that I would gladly sit through another hour. It’s filled with songs, jokes, and a broad spectrum of references – I may have been the only person in the audience laughing at the Ben Johnson joke. The cast is superb as they dance, sing and channel Shakespeare, David Mamet and even Andrew Lloyd Weber. That’s entertainment!... full review

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