The Other Mozart
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The Other Mozart

The Other Mozart NYC Reviews and Tickets

(34 Ratings)
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Clever, Great acting, Absorbing, Original, Entertaining

About the Show

Little Matchstick Factory presents a solo show detailing the true story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus: a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer in her own right.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (34)

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148 Reviews | 100 Followers
Biographical play about mozart's sister, Beautiful costuming, Masterful use of props, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy solo shows that spotlight 1 of history's lost women; you like solo shows scored by period music that transport you to another era

Don't see it if you don't like Mozart's music; you prefer modern times; you need a big production to keep your interest Read more

56 Reviews | 11 Followers
Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you enjoy one woman shows. Great energy, thought-provoking theater. Historical and interesting.

Don't see it if you don't enjoy one-woman shows. It's an excellent show- see it!

93 Reviews | 15 Followers
Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Original, Slow

See it if you're a feminist, you like the story behind classical music, you like solo shows, you're interested in unconventional staging

Don't see it if you want spectacle, you need movement, you don't have an interest in Mozart, you are uncomfortable in tiny spaces

793 Reviews | 251 Followers
Passionate, Heartbreaking, Delightful, Sad, Thought-provoking

See it if Colorful, lively solo performance that paints a glorious, then shackled, then mature, portrait of Maria Mozart. By the end, I was in tears.

Don't see it if You are not interested in a 19th century solo biography with a feminist perspective. You don't enjoy classical music.

127 Reviews | 888 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in little-known historical figures.

Don't see it if you prefer shows with large budgets. Read more

409 Reviews | 42 Followers
Absorbing, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Masterful

See it if You want to see an interesting story played to perfection. The performance is worth the time invested.

Don't see it if You don't like one-people shows. You don't like to watch a single performer play multiple roles. Read more

270 Reviews | 63 Followers
Not closed, Clever, Enchanting, Relevant

See it if To explore society's confinement of women, For "her"story of the period, For interesting & simple staging & compelling performance

Don't see it if You dislike one person plays or you would be too uncomfortable in a space where you can hear street noises and sounds from adjoining venues.

762 Reviews | 147 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Sad, Entertaining

See it if like to know that Amadeus had a talent sister Nannerl Mozart a prodigy too.

Don't see it if One woman show. Chair are not comfortable. Read more

Critic Reviews (17)

Theatre is Easy
November 2nd, 2016

"Christopherson is by turns commanding, charming, and childlike in the role...Milo’s thoughtful script empathizes as much with the Mozart family as with Nannerl herself...Powerful and evocative in any context, this revival could not come at a more fitting time. As women’s voices simultaneously gain prominence and face threat in our society, it becomes all the more crucial to consider which version of history we receive, and pay attention to perspectives once diminished or marginalized."
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Stage Buddy
November 1st, 2016

"'The Other Mozart' is astounding from start to finish, with one actor, one set and a trove of history and humor...Sylvia Milo's creation and writing, coupled with Isaac Byrnes' direction, is transcendental. Visually stunning and utterly captivating, Jody Christopherson delivers a winning performance as Nannerl...The musical score, composed by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, adds the perfect touch to this multi-sensory performance."
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October 30th, 2016

"Jody Christopherson beautifully and poignantly engages the audience with this haunting story of Nannerl’s life...Under the flawless direction of Isaac Byrne, the music created by Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen supported the narrative laid out by Christopherson...And how apropos and timely this piece is in the climate we are enduring. A feminist manifesto of how it was for women and how fortunate we are today."
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The New York Times
June 30th, 2014
For a previous production

"Ms. Milo has a balletic grace, and it’s easy to imagine her slender hands at the keys of a clavichord. But Nannerl’s uneventful life, unjust though it may have been, is a dramaturgical liability. The show becomes a sad what-if."
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June 25th, 2014
For a previous production

"Writer Milo endows her subject with an irrepressible spirit that makes you root for her and hope for a better outcome. Director Isaac Byrne milks the suspense throughout, heightening it with an ever-present musical underscoring...At a brisk 75 minutes, 'The Other Mozart' is full of surprises all the way to the end."
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July 12th, 2014
For a previous production

"Anyone with even a modest liking for the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will enjoy this sweet but thoughtful piece, and all but the most jaded musicologist will find it worth their while. Playwrights should see it too, as an example of how political and social points can be set into place clearly, lovingly, and without mallets."
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Theatre is Easy
November 10th, 2015
For a previous production

"This solo show is a revealing and thought-provoking story...The sounds and music are often in the background so as to not overcome the solo performer’s voice. Being a classical music lover and a Mozart fan, I would have loved to hear more music...This play is ultimately a sad and contemplative story about Maria Anna Mozart...Director Isaac Byrne presents a striking visual ending."
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Theatre is Easy
June 28th, 2014
For a previous production

"'The Other Mozart' is the most dynamic, theatrical, and moving one woman show I have ever seen. It's truly wonderful, and I cannot recommend it enough...If you love the art of the theatre, the history of music, the conflicts of gender roles, or the power of storytelling, you simply must see this production before it moves on."
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