Already closed | 1h 15m | Greenwich V

The Other Mozart

From 33 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

This one-woman show is based on facts, stories, and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's letters. The production includes music composed by Amadeus Mozart and Marianna Martines (a female composer who inspired Nannerl), as well as original compositions for clavichords, music boxes, bells, teacups, fans, and other ordinary objects. The performance creates a multi-sensory experience and transports the audience into a world of beauty—but also of overwhelming restrictions and prejudice. This is where the other Mozart at last tells her story.

1h 15m | Already closed | Players Theatre (Greenwich V)

Member Reviews (33)

MEMBERS SAY:

Clever, Great acting, Absorbing, Original, Entertaining
82
Avg Score

85
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.

83
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.

Also Love at it a part of history, sad that she was put aside because of he... Read more Read less

85
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.

Also This one-woman show uses four performers, in rotation. Sylvia Milo per... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Great staging, Great acting, Intense, Does a lot with a little

See it if You are interested in Mozart or overlooked, talented women in history.

Don't see it if Uncomfortable theater seats and temperatures will ruin your experience.

Also One-woman show based on research and letters that tells a poignant, of... Read more Read less

84
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.

84
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.

Also Appreciate this is a one-woman show in a small, intimate space; this i... Read more Read less

92
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

Also Paulie Rijos had just joined the show (written by Sylvia Milo) and she... Read more Read less

65
Gaspy, One-note, Creative score, Original

See it if you like one-woman shows about history. It's heavy on plot. Attempts at creating different characters failed. It's a good story.

Don't see it if you don't like hot theaters. you want something with more than one dimension. you want something with lots of action, it's slow at times.

30
Poor direction, Disappointing, Questionable acting, Nice costumes

See it if you enjoy a lovely costume

Don't see it if directing and acting are important. interesting idea - stagnant in execution.

Also pass

86
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

82
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You love the story of Mozart, his family and entertaining fiction.

Don't see it if You're not enamored at all with Mozart

91
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!

70
A fascinating story. some very good work.

See it if you'd like to see an appealing solo show or want to know more about Mozart's family, opportunities for, and injustice toward, women.

Don't see it if you don't like intimate theatre, creative costume work or feminism.

78
Entertaining, Clever, Great acting, Resonant

See it if you like one-woman shows about history, it's a good story with an unexpectedly deep plot, the show resonated with me

Don't see it if you are not interested in what happened behind the scenes with Mozart or the overlooked, talented women in history

90
Exquisite, Intelligent, Original, Ravishing, Meaningful

See it if You want a glimpse of the beauty and pain in an artist's soul.

Don't see it if You hate one person shows.

100
Intelligent, Riveting, Resonant, Must see

See it if you enjoy history plays, love Mozart and want your mind blown Jody Christopherson played Nannerl in my performance and she was breathtaking.

Don't see it if No. You must see it. Go before it closes.

84
Ambitious, Great staging, Feminist, Historical, Great writing

See it if you're a Mozart fan - and you're looking for a powerful, experimental one woman show, with very interesting yet simple stage design

Don't see it if you're looking for something lighthearted or a big production piece

Also the acting was not my favorite - but it worked; I really enjoyed the i... Read more Read less

99
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Original

See it if you are interested in new stories

Don't see it if don't like music

74
Clever, Great staging, Original, Exquisite, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a different take on the life of one of the world's most famous composers

Don't see it if You do not enjoy modern, imaginative or creative theatre

100
Absorbing, Original, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like monologues, history and classic music.

Don't see it if You don't like small theaters, monologues and true story

85
Must see, Romantic, Refreshing, Intelligent, Hilarious

See it if clasical music

Don't see it if not sure

70
Clever, Great staging, Great design, Intelligent

See it if you are interested in classical music and like alternative storytelling.

Don't see it if you're looking for traditional storytelling.

88
Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You love history, you're a feminist, you enjoy innovative structure and ataging.

Don't see it if You're a misogynist who prefers effects over story.

98
Absorbing, Great acting, Ambitious, Original, Relevant

See it if Totally engrossing. The play, a monologue, was outstandingly acted. Relevant for women and the continued tendency to be overlooked.

Don't see it if you do not like great theatre.

100
Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Delightful

See it if You like Mozart

Don't see it if You don't like Mozart


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 ga...
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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 perform...
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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 pi...
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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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