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Seeger (FringeNYC)

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining, Great acting

About the show

Part of FringeNYC: Sing-along with folksinger/activist Pete Seeger at a benefit for U.S.-Cuban normalization where he uses his greatest songs to tell of his adventures with McCarty-era witch-hunters, the Blacklist, Peekskill riots, and how a sailboat helped clean the Hudson. More…

Categories: Multi-Media, Solo Show, Local. Written by Randy Noojin. Directed by Mary Beth Easley.

FROM THE ARTIST:
After touring his solo show about Woody Guthrie, Hard Travelin' with Woody (www.HardTravelinShow.com) all over the country, Edinburgh, Mexico and Canada, Randy Noojin brings us SEEGER, a new multimedia solo show about Pete Seeger. Sing-along with Pete for free speech and unity at a benefit for U.S.-Cuban normalization where he uses his greatest songs to tell the story of his battles with McCarthy-era witch hunters, the Blacklist, fascists at the Peekskill Riots, and how a sailboat helped clean up the Hudson River!



August 19th, 2016
"There is little nuance to the singer as a personality, nor is there much of a plot. Because Noojin places Seeger on a pedestal, it is almost impossible for him to provide a truthful portrayal of the man...'Seeger' is great fun if you know your mid-twentieth-century folk music and are looking for...
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August 27th, 2016
"While the sing-alongs were heart-warming, it was when Noojin shared the particulars of Seeger's life story that the audience really leaned in. Noojin pinpoints some of Seeger's life-changing moments…True, Noojin isn't saying anything strikingly new about Seeger in his solo show. But how he says ...
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August 18th, 2016
“Pete Seeger may have been taken from us over two years ago, but Randy Noojin brings him so much to life in his solo show it seems as if the great singer and activist never died...Should not be missed by anyone who loves Seeger or good music or our right and duty as Americans to stand up for jus...
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August 29th, 2016
"Noojin came on stage and effectively resurrected Pete Seeger. Not only is he a dynamite folk singer who performs around a dozen Seeger classics, he's written a brilliant script that perfectly captures the spirit, personality, and passions of Seeger. There are thousands of creative decisions that...
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