Prinze: The One-Man Show
Prinze: The One-Man Show

Prinze: The One-Man Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

(35 Ratings)
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Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious

About the Show

A one-man show about the extraordinary life of the late actor/comedian Freddie Prinze – the half-Hungarian, half-Puerto Rican pioneer that paved the way for future Latino entertainers.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (35)

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235 Reviews | 232 Followers
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Riveting, Funny

See it if A brilliant, touching, funny tribute to an groundbreaking but overlooked comedian. Sonera is nothing less than phenomenal.

Don't see it if You’d rather see a musical or a big splashy show. Even so, consider seeing this remarkable one man show, I loved it!

169 Reviews | 72 Followers
Entertaining, Great acting, Hilarious, Must see, Masterful

See it if If u interested seeing a great solo performance about life of famous comedian,who discusses race,culture, rise&fall of an Hollywood persona

Don't see it if You are not a fan of solo play, small theater, shows about 70s, culture crash Read more

268 Reviews | 36 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Funny, Great writing

See it if you are a Freddie Prinze fan, want to learn more about the late comedian, enjoy well-acted stand-up comedy

Don't see it if you aren't interested in the life of Prinze, don't care for one-man stand up comedy, are offended by profanity and racial jokes & drug use, Read more

548 Reviews | 1899 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Masterful, Funny

See it if As far as one person shows go, it’s hard to find much better. Jose Sonera completely embodies Prinze. Riveting performance. Tad slow at end.

Don't see it if You don’t like one person shows.

71 Reviews | 30 Followers
Great acting, Refreshing, Profound, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You enjoy good acting and the life and times of Freddy Prinze

Don't see it if You dont like one-man show

89 Reviews | 9 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if you were a fan of Freddie Prinze and want to have some more insight into him as a person.

Don't see it if you don't like one-man shows (though this will not disappoint).

77 Reviews | 13 Followers
Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious, Intense, Great acting

See it if you like cultural and ethnic caricature, and want to learn more of the life of a legendary entertainer.

Don't see it if you don't like solo plays, and are not interested in bi-racial struggles.

81 Reviews | 19 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Moving, Thoughtful

See it if You remember "Chico and the Man" and want to know more about the tragic life and death of Freddie Prinze.

Don't see it if If you don't care for solo shows, about tragic characters brought to vivid life.

Critic Reviews (6)

Lighting & Sound America
October 30th, 2018

“Sonera proves to be a far more dynamic performer than his subject, landing more laughs than he has any right to with this aged material...It's not a criticism to say that Prinze's routines aren't very funny; they are fascinating...Sonera meticulously charts Prinze's descent into furious self-destruction with enormous skill....The piece could benefit both from a bit of trimming and an infusion of details...Still, Cardello-Linton's direction highlights the piece's strong dramatic arc.”
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November 5th, 2018

“Sonera's ‘Prinze’ is stronger on biographical data than emotional heft. He is a talented actor, slipping from the spotlight Prinze to the backstage Prinze with ease, as well as acting several of the important people in his life. As directed by Melissa Cardello-Linton, the show runs smoothly as the facts tumble out swiftly-depressing ones following happy ones-yet what drove Prinze to suicide remains a mystery, its agonizing secrets not revealed either by Sonera's Prinze or his ‘Prinze.’”
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Front Row Center
October 29th, 2018

"The only problem is that Freddie Prinze is so precious in Sonera’s vision, that the script is compromised to telling a story that any moderate Prinze fan already knows. Sonera’s faithfulness to his hero doesn’t allow him to go deep. There are still reasons to like this show. The acting is incredible...Sonera gives us Prinze’s pain, the addiction, the loneliness. We empathize as it fills his eyes and his body."
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DC Metro Theater Arts
October 28th, 2018

"Pays homage to the star in an insightful, intimate, funny, and heartrending one-man show...His high-energy tour-de-force performance is perfectly nuanced, timed, and calibrated...If you’re a longtime fan of Freddie Prinze and his pioneering career, this homage to an unforgettable virtuoso of comedy and a life ended too soon is a must see. If you haven’t yet been exposed to his groundbreaking work, 'Prinze' is the perfect introduction."
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September 22nd, 2018
For a previous production

"With an amazing, perfectly coifed Freddie do...combined with a mustache and dimples he must have stolen from Prinze himself, Sonara casts a likeness nothing short of striking...He completely owns every square foot of the stage, swigging wine, popping pills, and crushing up the perfect lines...If there’s anything I would suggest Sonera do, it’s slow down...The energy sometimes gets the best of him...Under Linton’s direction this beautifully crafted work of art is as funny as it is heartbreaking.”
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September 22nd, 2018
For a previous production

"A performance that’s as nuanced as it is riotously funny. Sonera’s Freddie exudes charisma, and his energy and charm keep the audience begging for more...By the time Freddie’s life starts to come off the rails, the actor has earned true empathy, from the audience, one that’s difficult to cultivate and highly worthy of praise...That ability to surprise, even in moments of immense tragedy, is ‘Prinze’s’ finest quality...A must-see if ever there was one.”
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