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Daughter Of...

cabaret & variety · bunnyhead productions · Ages 21+ · world premiere · one person show · United States

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JOE HART certified reviewer June 07, 2014
Susannah Blinkoff's journey as told through a really tight 70 minute set was terrific. It was bold and honest and quite entertaining. Her personal struggle as the child of a successful composer, searching to find her own voice works on so many levels. Her own compositions are outstanding in an evening that would be in a lesser performers hands maudlin and self indigent. Her band , headed by John Balinger catches a great groove and sets a sweet tone, for a really engaging evening.... full review
SARALEA ALTMAN certified reviewer June 26, 2014
Terrific talent, great music. Would like to see more of this wonderful show.... full review
CATE CAMPBELL certified reviewer June 12, 2014
Susannah Blinkoff is real, honest, a beautiful singer/songwriter and a brilliant storyteller. I cried I loved it so much. Don't miss!... full review
DUANE POOLE certified reviewer June 14, 2014
For anyone who's ever grown up in someone's shadow -- be it an older sibling, a distant relative, or (in this case) a parent -- this show nails it! Through her own songs and those of her famous mother (songwriter-singer Carol Hall of "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and so many others), Susannah makes a musical case for leaving the nest and finding one's own spotlight that will have you singing and applauding her very unique talents. This is one of the most entertaining evenings I've had all year. I could not recommend it more highly.... full review
KYM HOY certified reviewer June 17, 2014
This was such a touching, inspiring show! In just over an hour Susannah shares her story of growing up the daughter of composer Carol Hall, and weaves her mother's songs, and her songs seamlessly through the story. Both mother and daughter have such a knack for writing songs that are so personal and yet so universal at the same time, songs that tell stories and have you humming along. And Susannah tells her story with an honest, humorous, raw, courageous energy. It's a journey of love between mother and child, between creativity and identity, and with self. Do yourself a favor and see it!!!... full review
EVA CHARNEY certified reviewer June 18, 2014
"Daughter Of…" is a musical memoir, written and performed by singer/actress/songwriter Susannah Blinkoff.  In a performance that has the feel of a wonderful, juicy conversation, Blinkoff intertwines life, love, laughs and art and pays tribute to the spell that her mother (composer/lyricist/singer) Carol Hall wove over her audience -- while Blinkoff weaves a spell of her own! Blinkoff is expertly backed on guitar/keyboards, percussion and bass by the terrific John Ballinger, Ray McNamara and Mark Sims and beautifully directed with wit and flawless taste (as always) by the magnificently talented and creative Stan Zimmerman.... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 18, 2014
I have been a fan of the musical and movie Best Little Whorehouse in Texas all my life, and have been lucky enough to see both. Although I never saw the Broadway play, I did see a rousing production of it in Palm Springs a few years ago. As for the movie, I have seen it a multitude of times and have the DVD and soundtrack. To get the chance to see a show about the writer of this wonderful musical and to learn about the back story was a dream come true. See the rest of the review at Examiner.com. ... full review
MARGERY SHELTON certified reviewer June 30, 2014
Is it to trite to say that I laughed, I cried, I was moved? This show had the universality to give me new understandings of Susannah and of myself. I want to take some of her mother’s and her songs to people I love. ... full review
REBECCA ASQUINO certified reviewer July 01, 2014
Super cool venue, great music, and a riveting story. Although I was familiar with some of the music (written by Susannah's mother, Carol Hall), I loved hearing it against the backdrop of the dynamic family history that Susannah conveys so beautifully with her storytelling. Listening to Susannah sing her own songs was a treat as well, especially after getting some insight into her upbringing; she does a wonderful job of connecting with the audience throughout the show. And I have to acknowledge the band as well. Three very talented musicians provided the soundtrack to the show, as well as a little humor. Fantastic show!... full review
STEVE ROSENBAUM certified reviewer June 19, 2014
"Daughter Of" is an honest , heartfelt and enjoyable look through the keyhole of a world most of us are not privy to...the inside world of Broadway! This personal tale of life lived under the filter of a famous parent is both funny and moving . Through marvelous music and amusing antidotes , Susannah Blinkoff takes us backstage and into what It was like to grow up in that ratified air, exploring both the positive and negative effects such a life can bring. An accomplished song writer herself, Blinkoff blends the music of mom Carol Hall, with her own contemporary songs, and creates a beautifully crafted smorgasbord of rich emotions. Accompanied by her marvelous three piece ensemble , and well directed by Stan Zimmerman, this Is a show... full review