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All I Want is One Night

From 53 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

Jessica Walker returns to 59E59 Theaters for an new play-with-songs centering on noted French actress and cabaret sensation, Suzy Solidor. More…

Paris: 1935. Suzy Solidor steps onto the tiny stage of her cramped nightclub, ready to wow the hippest crowd in town with her lesbian erotic songs. She is surrounded by her 225 portraits and high on success, both from her best-selling records and from her status as most painted woman in the world. Suzy Solidor may be the most famous woman you've never heard of. 

Member Reviews (53)


Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Ambitious, Edgy

Enchanting, Great singing, Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing

See it if You want a terrific cabaret/theater entertainment beautifully written, directed & performed.

Don't see it if Lesbian themes bother you.

Great singing, Entertaining, Raunchy, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if you've seen Jessica Walker previously and enjoy her; you enjoy torch songs; you can get front row seats and interact with the star

Don't see it if you are offended by a presentation about a bi-sexual woman that involves graphic descriptions of lesbian sex

Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if You like french cabaret music and are interested in Suzy Solidor

Don't see it if You dislike audience interaction

Delightful, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want a great theater experience in a cabaret setting. An imaginative creation that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Don't see it if No reason

Quirky, Great staging, Charming

See it if You enjoy cabaret-style immersive shows shows and/or learning about lesser-known queer historical figures.

Don't see it if You don't like actors physically interacting with the audience.

Quirky, Resonant, Edgy

See it if If you like cabaret style pieces. You are interested in seeing works about lesbians

Don't see it if Songs and script with some very explicit description of lesbian sex upset you. Some themes in the show have been explored before

Also It was unclear to me how much of this show was true, especially about ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy learning about a different side of cabaret entertainment from the mid-century and enjoy great singing

Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with GLBTQ themed shows

Clever, Funny, Raunchy

See it if mid 20th century cabaret, raunchy songs from your grandparents era, plot light but keeps it moving

Don't see it if it's very naughty

Clever, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Great acting

See it if interesting idea on a dated concept

Don't see it if adult themes, baudy

Great staging

See it if a

Don't see it if b

Absorbing, Edgy, Great singing, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you would like seeing a French chanteuse from the 1930s in a night club setting

Don't see it if if you might be offended by lesbian themes and/or if you are interested in something of a traditionally "show tune" vein

Also I do like songs of the 30s and I do like seeing a chanteuse singing su... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful, Entertaining, Edgy

See it if Like a play in a cabaret setting

Don't see it if If you're homophobic

During previews
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if You want to get a little taste of what a French cabaret during WWII was like or to learn a little about a litttle known lesbian star.

Don't see it if You expect a fully fleshed out story line or a traditional plot. The story develops while watching a cabaret act...sort of.

During previews
Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Entertaining

See it if you want a glimpse of the life and art of Suzy Solidor, well-performed with songs in French and English in a cabaret setting.

Don't see it if you want a complete biography of Solidor or if you want a rousing musical.

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Great acting, Quirky, Great staging

See it if You want an unique & engaging story about artistry,love, aging & survival told in a cabaret format.

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary stories. You don't like cabaret seating. You're uncomfortable w/discussions of sexuality.

During previews
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever

See it if Has the feel of Cabaret in World War II. Great singing I found it entertaining

Don't see it if Same sex and some of the words to the songs lyrics may bother some people.

Also Some of the seat were around tables. I found this play interesting for... Read more Read less

During previews
Ambitious, Edgy, Confusing, Talented cast with appealing lead, Study suzie solidor's bio before going

See it if you like biographies of cabaret artists, that are well staged, and performed by talented artists.

Don't see it if heavy lesbian content is disturbing. The ambitious but slowly developing, disjointed time-line is confusing.

During previews
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy cabaret. you are broadminded. you enjoy colorful characters.

Don't see it if You are easily offended.

During previews
Great singing, Great staging, Edgy

See it if You like a one woman (mostly) show telling the colorful story of a cabaret singer in the 1930's Paris. The theater is converted to a cabaret

Don't see it if You don't like autobiographical plays.

Also I really enjoyed this show. It was very playful and engaging. 65 minut... Read more Read less

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging, Relevant

See it if The multiple erotic identities of Suzy Solidor, the famous Parisian cabaret singer and actress are brought to life by Jessica Walker

Don't see it if you are not interested in LGBT stories

Also with excellent finesse. Walker is able to render precise meaning to ea... Read more Read less

During previews
Great staging, Great singing, Quirky, Raunchy

See it if You like cabaret music, art, Suzy Solidor, or stories about bitter old people remembering their glory days when they were bitter and YOUNG.

Don't see it if You don't like the above. Or lesbians, I suppose. It's a short play with good singing, but it's not going to be for everyone.

During previews
Ambitious, Disappointing, Slow, Miss casted

See it if This musical falls flat. When writers cast them selfs in a the staring role...Focus dissipates. Ms Jessica Walker is talented but miss caste

Don't see it if If female gay /bisexual topics are uncomfortable for you

Also Sally needs to be a much broader crazamaric personality. I would love ... Read more Read less

During previews
Clever, Entertaining, Edgy, Intelligent, Great singing

See it if If you like one woman shows about romance and decadence of the Cabarets and art in 1930s Paris. Stage is set like an intimate Cabaret.

Don't see it if You don't like Cabaret singing and sexual references and lesbians

During previews
Quirky, Resonant, Underrated

See it if you want to watch an artistic singing show that’s something different

Don't see it if you’ve already seen a lot of LGBT shows lately

During previews
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you like cabaret, queer romance, art history

Don't see it if depictions of homosexuality, audience interaction, non-linear plotting

June 15th, 2018
“A curious mixture of low camp, high drama, and cabaret that shines some perfumed wattage on one of the world’s once-illustrious, now-forgotten icons from the same nightclub world as Édith Piaf, Josephine Baker, and Mistinguett...Walker never achieves the sultry throatiness of the flamboyant Suzy...
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June 15th, 2018
“Uneasily stranded between nightclub act and full-out biographic drama. The dialogue scenes play like a highlight reel from a vintage film melodrama...Strains to maintain a steamy atmosphere of intrigue. But when the commanding Walker, with her silvery soprano, takes the stage, all is well...Has ...
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June 14th, 2018
"If there is a touch of Édith Piaf in Solidor, there's even more of Marlene Dietrich in her...She does not seem right for the role that she has created. While she bears a resemblance to photos of Solidor, she is too soft in her delivery, too cautious with her interactions, and too sweet in her si...
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June 14th, 2018
"An interminable 65-minute bore...Obviously, Solidor led quite an interesting existence. It’s a pity that 'All I Want Is One Night' is such a drag...Solidor scarcely flickers to life. Painted in fragments by Walker in wordplay that alternately seems precious or stiff, this portrait of the artist ...
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