Eric Marchese

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Reviews (3)
Gefiltefish & Chips
Orange County Register

for a previous production "His lyrics show a sly sense of humor, and he’s never shy about letting us in on the joke…While his skills as a troubadour are to be admired, each song’s overlength is to the show’s detriment…His persona is engaging, and he’s a consummate entertainer. If there’s a hitch to the show, it’s that while clever, most of its humor is obvious, offering little in the way of irony or double entendre…Some will take to Cainer right off. For others, he may be an acquired taste." Full Review

Plaid Tidings
Midtown E

for a previous production “'Plaid Tidings' isn’t so much a sequel as a rehash...The comedy content is mostly enjoyable but bland; it can get wearying if you’re familiar with Ross’ franchise...Two hours with Ross’ lovable losers is more than enough, perhaps inspiring cynicism as much as instilling holiday cheer. That’s the flip side of creating a show that banks on audiences’ need for and response to nostalgia for the innocence of a bygone time." Full Review

Catch The Butcher
West Village

for a previous production "A daring approach, but Seidel largely pulls it off...Siedel's dialogue is often brilliant, and his script is skillfully funny but not frivolous, raising questions about emotions, addictions, self-image, fate, destiny, and the nature of romance and love...'Catching the Butcher' is a striking piece of work, marking Seidel as an up-and-coming playwright to watch." Full Review