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"An amusing, sometimes rambling performance...The actors are as facile and talented as you could ask a performer to be. The problem is, flat-out stock characters populate the entire play...About three quarters through the play I really wanted to cry out 'OK! I get it! Money is bad! Root of all evil! Enough already!'...The music is admirably quirky...This is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon or evening, but don’t go into it expecting to have your socks knocked off!" Full Review
"For your comfort as an audience member, you absolutely must not try to attempt to figure out just what exactly is going on. You won’t have any fun if you do...The soundtrack is hilariously eclectic and campy. All the while Knickerbocker is trying to make sense of it for us...After that, all Hell breaks loose...If you are looking for something really fun and are willing to just go along for a wacky ride. If you’re okay with an entertaining jumble, I recommend this enjoyable production." Full Review
"Felder is a gloriously gifted mimic. The portrayals of each new character are remarkably specific, colorful and detailed...Two elements are missing...The wit, passion, anger and regret are all present. The audience just never gets the big, joyous bombast of the man. The scenes involving his personal life, his marriage and his children are curiously flat. The passion–and there is much of it–is all in the music...Overall, this is an absolutely mesmerizing piece that I would recommend." Full Review
for a previous production "The audience is taken on a poignant, funny, sometimes dizzying journey through this fascinating, reclusive, and ultimately often tortured life. We learn all at random through the hilarious, wistful, resentful and completely absorbing performances by the three actors...Without giving away the ending, there seems to be two of them, each actually fine...Overall, this is a delicious play about a fascinating man." Full Review
"A wild, charming, make-your-head-spin work that lets you into the erudite, frenetic, funny world of, well, Lord Buckley...The language is delicious be-bop hip...The band is quirky and certainly a character in the piece. The music is worthy of a show of its own. This is an amazing, current-events-meets-history piece given to us by a one-of-a-kind man who is wry, funny, angry and who invites us all into his wildly individual club." Full Review
"75 minutes of glorious, galactic goofiness!...All is executed in masterful puppetry…The performers are quirky, hilarious and unpredictable. The audience is drawn into a world that is frenetic, ironic and utterly hilarious without being given a moment to breathe between plot changes…The cast so clearly have the time of their lives performing together that their energy and glee are infectious…Go see this play. It will make you happy!" Full Review
"Paolina is played with an ethereal childlike wonder by Orietta Crispino. Given that she has very few lines her performance is a marvel of physicality. Credit needs to go to all of the actors. The script is sometimes stilted, but all of the performers do a good job of giving the words life. The ending is a bit precious...Overall I enjoyed the experience, but if you want to participate, you will need to leave your pragmatic self at the door." Full Review