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 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 like the classics but within musical theatre and Shakespeare. Performed by a well seasoned Broadway vet, his performance was effortless.
Don't see it if You want a song and dance show. There will be no dancing.
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 want to see a brilliant performer (of both Shakespeare & Broadway musicals) do his theatrical memoir on stage. Might be his swan song.
Don't see it if You can't abide 'vanity" pieces or cabaret-style shows....
See it if You know Broadway & the Bard and love Sweeney Todd or Blue Blood Henry Regan AND you appreciate NO amplification. Brilliant show!
Don't see it if You expect Henry or Sweeney. Len is a great actor with a tale to tell. It is told quietly and eloquently. NO fireworks.
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, classic Broadway & Len Cariou; you want a simple yet resonant evening of a great actor uniting two realms of theatre.
Don't see it if You need great vocals - his voice has definitely suffered w/ age, but his acting is clear and committed; you want a flashy, high-energy show
See it if You like Cariou, Shakespeare, show tunes, nostalgia, cabaret-like intimate performance.
Don't see it if You can't overlook the ravages of age on the voice and physique, if you think Shakespeare should only be performed by Great British actors.
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 60+ years old & either a fan of very old show tunes, or Shakespeare's soliloquies. If you're 50 & a fan of both you should be fine.
Don't see it if The Shakespeare is done very well. The singing much less so. It's a bare-bones production. His hands appear arthritic & he sings very softly
See it if you'd enjoy an intimate setting with a Broadway legend. The songs are a slice of theatre history and his Shakespeare is simply masterful.
Don't see it if you're a cabaret snob. There are a few "pipes & whistles in his sound," but come with a gracious spirit and you will smile the whole time.
See it if You're a fan of Len Cariou, you appreciate good performances of Shakespeare soliloquies and less-good performances of songs from old musical
Don't see it if You're expecting action or inventive staging, you don't know Shakespeare well, you are expecting something other than an ode to Len Cariou
See it if You're a fan of Shakespeare and great acting and great songs probingly interpreted but not necessarily perfectly sung.
Don't see it if You're greatly bothered by imperfect singing or not interested in an evening of Shakespeare monologues interspersed with Broadway songs.
See it if You love Shakespeare & Old Broadway and want to see them done by a master. The songs are fun enough but the Shakespeare really is excellent.
Don't see it if You expect something flashy. It's just a Broadway legend on stage, accompanied by a pianist, singing and reciting Shakespeare.
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