Pauline Adamek

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Reviews (4)
In & Of Itself
Arts Beat LA

for a previous production "The illusion and prestidigitation show feels somewhat underwhelming. Ostensibly a very short evening with a solo performer the show unfolds at a languid pace. Derek DelGaudio’s presents for us as a series of stories, illusions and card tricks. His demeanor is quiet and his delivery is measured and soporific...He performs a neat little piece of sleight-of-hand and shadow puppetry...Derek DelGaudio’s show is a pleasant, if brief, diversion but as a magic show it’s not all that remarkable." Full Review

Stage Raw

for a previous production "'Pope! An Epic Musical' only superficially touches on contemporary political issues, preferring to tell a slight and resolutely upbeat comic-book story...A fun romp with numerous up-tempo and catchy, if a bit same-y songs throughout... While it’s a great little, bare bones — if overlong — musical featuring a company of decent voices, the lack of edgy contemporary commentary and its soft and deliberately simplistic storyline disappoints." Full Review

Arts Beat LA

for a previous production "Though highly acclaimed, the musical itself suffers from various insurmountable issues...The cast is young and energetic and all have fine, strong voices. The musicianship is high, too, as delivered by the various live musicians who roam all over the stage, across the balconies and even hang out in the stalls...Yet overall Sater’s lyrics lack the emotional heft necessary for a story that tackles weighty topics such as first love, abuse, rape, incest and abortion...The show is largely enjoyab... Full Review

Arts Beat LA

for a previous production "The new, song-filled adult musical comedy about men is a madcap and hilarious romp through the all the many stages of manhood... The light-hearted show makes clever use of puppetry to fill out the cast of zany characters. Be advised—the puppets are not always G-rated, so audiences should be prepared for some adult humor." Full Review