Amas Musical Theatre presents stage and screen veteran Len Cariou, combining his two great loves – Shakespeare and American Musical Comedy – into one diverse evening of soliloquy and song. More…
Universally acclaimed stage and screen veteran Len Cariou gives full voice to an idea that he has harbored for years. Combining his two great loves into one rich and diverse tapestry; outfitting trenchant classical soliloquies and sonnets with inventive musical pairings from beloved writers of the Great White Way.
See it if you love Shakespeare well-spoken and don't mind great songs poorly sung. The premise is very clever, and the life stories are engaging.
Don't see it if you feel embarrassed for entertainers whose talents are wanning. Cariou shouldn't sing any more. His black shirt did him no favors.
See it if you are a Cariou fan, you like really well acted Shakespeare monologues and semi obscure songs from old musicals performed by a faded star.
Don't see it if you like strong singing, songs you recongnize, or if you're sensitive to what I perceived to be more than a hint of misogyny.
See it if You love Len Cariou, enjoy seeing Broadway vets reminisce, have a thing for Shakespeare and chase old show tunes rarely heard.
Don't see it if You have no familiarity with any of the above; if you want a polished performance. He's like your tale-telling grandpa but his voice is gone
See it if you are a fan of Cariou and would like to see him perform famous Shakespearean soliloquies in a cabaret-like setting
Don't see it if you're expecting great singing or you want him to perform anything from Sweeney Todd or A Little Night Music - he doesn't.
See it if you enjoy seeing a legend on stage and hearing his brief stories. I saw a preview and the opening piece was awful. It got slightly better.
Don't see it if Singing on key is important to you. He is a former musical star who lost his former voice
See it if You're a Shakespeare, Broadway and Len Cariou fan. This is essentially a cabaret, so liking that style is helpful.
Don't see it if You're only interested in seeing Len Cariou sing songs from some of his most famous roles, such as Sweeney Todd.
See it if you're a fan of Len Cariou; you'll enjoy guessing which songs were put with which soliloquies. Some of the Shakespeare was fantastic
Don't see it if you're not interested in someone talking about / reliving their career; you'll miss when Len Cariou had a great voice
See it if You like Shakespeare, you have a long memory for musical theater, you know and like Len Cariou.
Don't see it if You don't know or care about Shakespeare. You dislike one-man shows, you won't get the references to old-school musicals.
See it if you're a fan of Len Cariou and the various roles he's had throughout his stage career. His delivery of the Shakespeare monologues is superb.
Don't see it if you're looking for a show with plot or modernity. Len's singing is clearly secondary to his acting, so an appreciation of Shakespeare is key