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Prinze: The One-Man Show

From 35 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

The time is October 1976. The place is the Improv comedy club. Freddie Prinze is giving one of his last performances, just a few months before his death.  Jose Sonera takes us on an journey that boldly addresses issues of race, culture and socio-political topics of that era that are still at the forefront of our conversations today.

Member Reviews (35)


Great acting, Absorbing, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious
Avg Score

Entertaining, Ambitious, Educational, Slow

See it if You have an interest in the subject or the time period

Don't see it if You are looking for something current

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Funny

See it if WOW!!!!! This is by far the best one-man show I have seen for years - Witty, Touchy, stellar Performance. The best!

Don't see it if You dont care about real performance

Also WOW!!!!! This is by far the best one-man show I have seen for years (a... Read more Read less

Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if you are interested in the short life of Freddie Prinze and want a thought provoking experience about his life.

Don't see it if you are offended by the thought of suicide, recreational drugs, and racism or not into the rise and fall of a young star.

Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if you want to see a very talented actor perform a one-man show that is very entertaining.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason why.

Clever, Great acting, Riveting, Relevant

See it if You enjoy good old fashioned acting. This is a no frills solo show that shines.Very entertaining and thoughtfully staged.

Don't see it if You don’t care for solo shows. You enjoy big broadway sets. Even still worth seeing

Absorbing, Intense, Must see, Riveting, Thought-provoking

See it if Someone who wants to understand the human condition and one man's short, intense life.

Don't see it if Only like light musicals

Also Jose Sonatas brought Freddie Prinze to life, with all his talent and d... Read more Read less

Must see, Riveting, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You Like a compelling performance, expert direction and a powerful new play

Don't see it if You only like musicals

Also Prinze illuminates a creative, young life cut short by racism, isolati... Read more Read less

Edgy, Profound, Absorbing, Great acting, Funny

See it if You want an insightful look into the life of Freddie Prinze, this is a revealing look at why and how his greatness was destroyed.

Don't see it if You don't want an upfront and raw account how racism and the ills of "isms" & entitlement in these United States are still destroying lives

Clever, Enchanting, Exquisite, Masterful, Absorbing

See it if Prinze was mind-blowing. Soneras commitment to character, timing and depth of emotion was insightful and enchanting. DONOT MISS THIS SHOW

Don't see it if You don't want to think...

Also I was delighted by the layers of character that unfolded as Jose Soner... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You would love to see what it's like to deal with the immense struggles of addiction. And also if you ever wanted to understand comedians

Don't see it if You have a problem with one man shows, or small intimate shows. If you are a person who loves seeing big Broadway musicals, don't see this

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-des...
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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 t...
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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 incre...
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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 com...
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