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Walken On Sunshine (FringeNYC)
Soho/Tribeca
86

Walken On Sunshine (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

86%
(37 Reviews)
Positive
94%
Mixed
3%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: An anxiety-ridden filmmaker accidentally lies to investors about having Christopher Walken in his movie and embarks on a ridiculous quest to get Walken. Neuroses, quirky love, bad guys and cowbells emerge to derail him. Will he ever find Walken??

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Member Reviews (37)

79
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Dizzying, Quirky

See it if you like improv inspired comedy & great mimic's turn by playwright Dave Droxler inhabiting Walken & Paul Pakler's rib tickling antics

Don't see it if you can't get into the swing of the patently absurd or don't have a fascination with Christopher Walken

82
Clever, Funny, Hilarious, Original, Entertaining

See it if you like absurd farce with lots of physical comedy. This is a show in development (as is most of Fringe) so know that going in and have fun

Don't see it if you don't like farce and over the top physical comedy that goes for the entire joke

Critic Reviews (6)

August 18th, 2016

"An appealingly frenetic comedy...Droxler’s script is built on a sturdy if familiar dramatic structure, swiping ably from 'Bowfinger' and 'The Jerk'...Supplying their own sound effects and occasional flashlight spots, the manic cast is fully committed to the silliness, staying one step ahead of their verbal rush. Some tangents are inspired, such as a touching lament sung by a self-described asshole, while others are exhausting...But this play’s got just enough cowbell for 90 minutes.”
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August 15th, 2016

“The play is very self-aware, which serves the piece as the actors are able to laugh with the audience at some of the more absurd plot points. There are many inside jokes about film and theatre, but they are so funny it doesn’t really matter if everyone understands the context or not. The cast is across-the-board great, and with Stevens’ help, they embrace the silliness with gusto and verve...Altogether 'Walken on Sunshine' is a laugh-out-loud funny production.”
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August 17th, 2016

"The paper-thin premise is milked for all it's worth, embellished with twins, jokes, songs, impersonations, various trajectories, and references to an old 'SNL' sketch that featured Christopher Walken...This good-natured, high energy show is very fringe—fast, frenetic, and loose. It's just that in invoking Walken's peculiar menace and idiosyncrasy, you might expect a tad more sophistication."
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August 25th, 2016

"The premise of 'Walken on Sunshine' is the material of a 10-minute sketch, which is why it’s admirable that Droxler’s script extends it into 90 hilarious minutes. From wacky Walken impressions courtesy of Droxler, to double casting so ingenious one wonders if a bigger budget would have allowed this to be, to a sense of 'let’s put on a show' joy so infectious one’s willing to look past its flaws, the show is a scrappy crowdpleaser offering you its enormous heart on its sleeve."
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August 29th, 2016

"With well-timed references and non-stop laughter, 'Walken On Sunshine' honors the classic comedies we know and love...As bright of a writer as Dave Droxler is, this play thrives on the incredible ensemble...Droxler is a brilliant physical comedian. His brand of funny is not something we see nowadays but he reminds us why we need it back...'Walken On Sunshine' is fun, fun, fun. And that's all you can ask for."
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August 18th, 2016

"'Walken on Sunshine' is incredibly humorous with its self-aware tongue-in-cheek humor...While this musical is funny and entertaining, there is not much else that the audience is left with other than a good laugh...Although it may be a bit heavy-handed at certain moments, the particular wacky brand of humor complements the musical well and overall creates an enjoyable audience experience."
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