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small PARTS

solo performance · misery loves co. · Ages 13+ · one person show · United States

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SANDY MANSSON certified reviewer June 10, 2014
tagged as: hilarious · funny · heartfelt
Just saw Richard Tanner's SMALL PARTS, which I really enjoyed .it could be the story of any actor and yet is told uniquely as only Richard could tell it..and he is a great story teller. Don't miss it.... full review
BEN BREGMAN certified reviewer June 11, 2014
Richard Tanner's 'Small Parts' is a poignant well paced one man show. I really enjoyed the performance, in telling his story of the trials and years in acting he touches on universal themes of choosing a profession you love, weather or not that choice is the most practical or easy, something many of us ponder over the years. The show takes us through time from the 80's to today in a crisply paced, succinctly written enjoyable trip through his life.... full review
ROCHELLE NEWMAN certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Really worth seeing. Funny. Moving. In all the right ways. This will inspire and entertain. It's a BIG show and worth your time - strong writing. Well performed. Don't let the - do we really need a show about an actor scare you. This one transcends. Did I mention it's really funny too? Counts for a lot... full review
HILLARY ROLLINS certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Loved this show! It would be so easy to think, "Oy, a one-man show about being an actor?!" but thinking that would be a huge mistake. It is funny, relevant, beautifully paced, relate-able (even if you're not in show business)and, despite it's light subject matter, has great humanity and depth. Richard Tanner is a huge talent (who has been, sadly, confined to "Small Parts" thus far) and this show is not to be missed... full review
WENDY BECKER certified reviewer June 14, 2014
Fresh, funny and touching all at the same time. Richard is a wonderful actor and storyteller as he shares his journey in the pursuit of his art. Highly recommend it!... full review
CHARISSE SAVARIN certified reviewer June 15, 2014
Really well done! Very funny, touching & inspiring show. An authentic look at what it's like to be a working actor in Hollywood whose small parts equal one very enjoyable big one in this show. To me the message of being true to yourself trumps everything, and it's a message that we all need to be reminded of; no matter what path you choose for yourself in life. (Even if it means giving Woody Allen a piece of your mind...no, I'm not kidding).... full review
MARCIA PRYOR certified reviewer June 27, 2014
Richard Tanner's SMALL PARTS was a hoot from beginning to end. He gave us the highs and lows of his working actor life without pulling any punches. Very entertaining show!... full review
NANCY VAN IDERSTINE certified reviewer June 28, 2014
Terrific performer with a compelling, funny, touching script. Of course, I wondered if a show about show business would be refreshing. It is. Very. I'd seen Tanner's previous incarnation of this show, which has a longer format. Both make for a very entertaining evening. I look forward to seeing it again!... full review
NANCY GULLA certified reviewer June 28, 2014
I saw Richard Tanner's 'Small Parts' and loved it! Richard is a very funny, clever artist and I would love to see anything else he has created. This was an evening anyone, actor or non, would enjoy. All I ask for is MORE!... full review
DANIEL TIRMAN certified reviewer June 28, 2014
Small PARTS was performed by a BIG actor! Excellent writing, direction, pacing, timing, lighting and story. This play is a moving and highly entertaining portrayal of an actor's endurance through years of personal sacrifice and longing for artistic recognition, or even just to make a good living. Richard Tanner gives a voice to the countless thousands of unheralded artists who have sacrificed so much and wondered why. His humor, tenacity, desire and passion creates a compelling and relatable tale of never giving up on the dream, indignities be damned. I think he's made it, after all!!... full review