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Fruit Flies Like a Banana: World Tour

Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Refreshing, Intelligent
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Critics
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4 reviews
Members
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12 reviews
 

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: The multi-talented performers of the hybrid arts ensemble The Fourth Wall combine music, theater, and dance for a virtual global tour.

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'Fruit Flies Like a Banana' is a high-octane variety hour where each piece is inspired by a different locale, and you choose the itinerary! Each night the audience selects the show order by picking cards from a deck, and even determines parameters for some pieces created on the spot.

 

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Reviews (16)

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83
Avg Score

80
Orlando Weekly

for a previous production “Melding lyrically loony musicianship with color guard-like choreography...Last time, the troupe tied their selections to the alphabet…For this edition, fewer segments means each one gets ample breathing room, especially the breathtaking ode to Antarctica using Cirque-like ‘hamster wheels’ which could be developed into a full show all its own. With broad appeal across all age groups, this year's three-peat proves that the positive buzz about this bunch is no fluke.” Full Review

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Cherry and Spoon

for a previous production “This trio is so creative. I have literally never seen anyone do what they do, and that alone is reason to see them…It's also an extremely fun and entertaining show that flies by, while also educating and exposing the audience to various composers and music styles past and present...These cats make playing instruments cool. My favorite fringe moments are those ‘how do they even think of doing that?!’ kind of moments, and this show is chock full of them...A must see!” Full Review

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Winnipeg Free Press

for a previous production “The talented Boston trio…takes the audience on a one-hour trip around the globe, from French Canada to Tuva, in this madcap mashup of music, dance and theatre…Standouts were a dramatic rendition of the Decemberists' ‘The Mariner's Revenge Song’… a movement from Vaughn Williams' ‘Sinfonia Antartica’ and a saucy Argentine tango by Astor Piazzolla.” Full Review

85
Orlando Sentinel

for a previous production “Wonderfully inventive, artistic, creative and smart…They have the unique ability to not just play the music, but to seemingly become the music. The three are the real deal: highly talented musicians…Their transitions and introductions exhibit a deep understanding and love for their craft that they are able to transfer to the audience…Although they can each carry a tune, the vocal work is not nearly as strong or clean as when they play their instruments.” Full Review

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85
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Playful, Masterful musicians

See it if appreciate music of all types from around the world, played by three masterful musicians who share their passions, creativity & fun with us

Don't see it if you only enjoy polished, scripted performances with sophisticated staging.

Also This performance is unique, thoroughly impressive, delightful, creativ... Read more Read less

91
Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Talented actors/musicians open with a choreographed musical performance on hoverboards. Amazing from beginning to end.

Don't see it if Music

88
Delightful, Exquisite, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want to see something different. You want to be entertained by a very talented group of three entertainers. You want to have a fun time.

Don't see it if You don't like a variety type show. You don't want to see good talent. You don't want to hear some very good music from around the world.

Also I was impressed and entertained by these three entertainers. Their mus... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Trio of enthusiastic artists perform music from around the world while dancing around the stage using odd props. Creative and fun.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy a variety of cultural musical instruments. You want traditional theater rather than performance art.

90
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you want a fun & engaging tour of world music. You want a concert presented in an unique way. You want great music by a talented trio.

Don't see it if You don't like world music. You want traditional theatre or concert.

Also While technically not a family concert/musical, it's appropriate for a... Read more Read less

60
Quirky, Disappointing, Entertaining, Not enough variety

See it if you are interested in a show entirely comprised of music

Don't see it if you are expecting a play with a plot

Also The performers are obviously very talented. But there needs to be more... Read more Read less

89
Joyful, Clever, Inventive, Great musicianship, Delightful!

See it if you love music of all kinds, want an hour of pure fun, appreciate creativity and talent, love being surprised.

Don't see it if Only like classical music in concert hall, want trad play, don't appreciate inspired lunacy even if w VERY talented performers. Just GO.

Also This is the fifth truly fantastic show I've seen at the charmingly cur... Read more Read less

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Ambitious, Indulgent

See it if you like NPR world music programs

Don't see it if This felt less like theater and more like watching a troupe of effete, off-putting nerds showing off their talents for an hour

88
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You want an enjoyable musical smorgasbord.

Don't see it if You don't like music.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like talented musicians who creatively take you around the music world

Don't see it if you want to see a drama

87
Delightful, Refreshing, Entertaining, Acrobatic, Pure joy

See it if you want to smile for an hour straight, great for the family! Love music, and just want to have an hour of pure joy

Don't see it if you'd rather see a drama

100
Delightful, Intelligent, Must see, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy music and want to have a good time.

Don't see it if you don't like music.