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Shit, I'm in Love With You Again

Members say: Raunchy, Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever
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Critics
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9 reviews
Members
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21 reviews
 

Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series: Join Outstanding Canadian Comedy Award winner Rachelle Elie in her boisterous and bawdy musical romp through the multiple manifestations of love and relationships.

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From wide-eyed youthful idealism to the challenges of marriage and parenthood, this cheeky solo comedy pokes fun at everything from blue balls to birth and divorce. Original songs include 'Monogamy,' 'F*ck First,' 'I Want to Spank My Kids This Xmas,' and 'I’m Breaking Up With Jesus.'

 

Cast & Creatives (6)


Reviews (30)

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81
Avg Score

85
Ottawa Citizen

for a previous production “A funny, insightful and mostly autobiographical show…Elie traverses dating, sex, marriage, and parenthood while searching for her own identity. Such topics are hardly original, but in Elie’s forthright hands, they are fresh and invigorating, giving us new perspectives on common experiences. Elie is especially skilled at setting you up with a warm smile and an 'awwww'-inducing story only to yank the carpet from under you.” Full Review

85
Three Weeks Edinburgh

for a previous production “Ellie certainly hasn’t lost the ability to poke fun at her love life, bringing buckets of cheeky playfulness and a mischievous twinkle in her eye. With plenty of garish costume changes and live-accompanied tracks, including ‘F*ck First’ and ‘I’m Breaking Up With Jesus’, Canadian comedian Ellie is a master of tongue-in-cheek glitz. But don’t be fooled, because behind the bawdy lyrics is a brilliant performer full of character and charm.” Full Review

45
Broadway Baby

for a previous production “Elie is a charming performer, with a veteran’s stage presence…The explicit communication of her sexual history drives much of the story, and by extension the comedy, with mixed results. Some of her jokes are genuinely surprising, and elicit genuine laughs. But at times the comedy relies on her being crass, being loud or both…During the storytelling parts the comedy fails to float an only mildly engaging narrative…The story was, in short, more self-indulgent than it was entertaining." Full Review

80
Excalibur

for a previous production “The casual and intimate setup could have backfired if audience members didn’t connect with the production, but Elie overcame this with her performance…‘Shit, I’m in Love with You Again’ centers around Elie’s energetic performance, but what makes the show special is its message…Elie’s one-woman performance shows that, more than anything, love is not about getting your happily ever after.” Full Review

85
The Theatre Reader

for a previous production “A raunchy yet delightful performance…It was arguably Rachelle Elie’s undeniable charm that made her story as compelling as it was, delighting the audience with what could only be seen as a celebration of self-deprecating perseverance in the most endearing way possible… All in all, I’d say Rachelle Elie provided audiences with a performance that although may have seemed stripped down at first, remained compelling throughout its entirety.” Full Review

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The New Ottawa Critics

for a previous production “A highly polished product that never drops in energy despite its conventional themes…Elie is a born performer who never seems to run out of energy…The endless layers of costumes she goes through are an extra touch that provides extra whimsy to a show that recognizes the need for such an attitude, even through the darker parts. Jackson’s guitar accompaniment provides excellent mood music…‘Shit! I’m in Love with You Again’ may not change your life, but it’s certainly a fun ride.” Full Review

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apt613.ca

for a previous production “As many laugh-inducing moments as can possibly be crammed into a musical comedy…Music is even incorporated into the spoken parts of the show, matching the tone set by Elie’s musings in a way that brings the show into the realm of the extraordinary...Equally impressive is the script...She delivers her delightfully countless supply of jokes with the precision and timing of a Swiss watch…‘Shit, I’m In Love With You Again’ brings this genre of comedy to an incredible new level.” Full Review

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Capital Critics' Circle

for a previous production “Elie is the consummate performer. Her lighthearted singing sparkles with dramatic energy…Disney-like musical theatre for adults, full of fun and joyous, or not so joyous sex, and lyrics that always find the humor in the most despairing moments…She has a great gift for accents and a greater gift for bringing to life a story that is not always pleasant but that finds gentle humor in human relations…A darling of a show, a show that will make you giggle a lot, and you will leave feeling good." Full Review

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apt613.ca

for a previous production “‘Sh!t I’m in Love with You Again’ is a funny show, but you’re not just laughing at a clever line in a musical number; you’re laughing because she’s gleefully articulating the kind of thoughts we’ve all had in our relationships, the kind of thoughts we’re usually reluctant to express. It’s clear that Elie is a pro, as well…It’s a dynamic performance, moving easily between melancholy and exuberant, conspiratorial and defiant, precious and lewd, and it makes for a show that’s well worth seeing.” Full Review

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73
Avg Score

60
Funny, Raunchy, Disappointing, Uneven, Energetic

See it if Sexual lyrics the highlight, with a surprisingly raw edge. Enthusiastic one-woman show, with better writing than delivery.

Don't see it if The title says it all.

80
Great acting, Quirky, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy one woman shows from a woman who communicates well with her audience and is hilarious

Don't see it if you like serious dramas, do not like stories about marriage or love.

54
Ambitious, Quirky, Overrated

See it if you want to hear mostly about a woman's marriage and its struggles.

Don't see it if you're looking for something truly raunchy or with stories about a variety of relationships.

81
Funny, Edgy, Refreshing, Sweetly raunchy, Totally honest

See it if You've ever sex, drugged and rock & rolled—and lived to laugh about it. Elie is fearless, totally honest, disarming and very, very funny.

Don't see it if You offend easily.

Also Rachelle Elie could easily have been the love child of Carol Burnett a... Read more Read less

78
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if You like solo performances. You want to hear a fun story that will make you smile and laugh. You want to be entertained with original songs.

Don't see it if You don't like solo performances. You don't like musical, true stories and comedic performances combined. You don't want to laugh.

63
Clever, Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent, Cliched

See it if You enjoy one woman shows with a smart performer and great musical accompaniment.

Don't see it if You want your jokes to go beyond the cliche, and your music to be memorable.

76
Funny, Clever, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy funny, one person tell-it-all shows with singing and costume changes that frankly bring true experiences to life.

Don't see it if you are bothered by honesty in sexual awakening and relationship stories with rough language.

68
Funny, Raunchy, Indulgent, Cliched, Sleazy

See it if You enjoy cabaret style one actor shows. You like watching a memoir presented with humor and musical accompaniment. You like sexy shows.

Don't see it if You are not into graphic portrayals of sex on stage. You are offended by 4 letter words as part of a comedy performance.

55
Raunchy, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched, Dated

See it if you enjoy solo stand up cabaret with weak nostalgia humor about parents' divorce, dating in the 1980s, marriage, parenting, marital tensions

Don't see it if you seek intellectual and emotional stimulation, a large cast, complex staging, memorable music, clever lyrics, and insightful inspiration

80
Funny, Intelligent, Quirky, Raunchy, Relevant

See it if Entertaining, wise tale of ups and downs in love, sex, marriage. The sexual honesty was compelling.

Don't see it if You're not interested in someone else's sexual life experience.

80
Funny, Clever, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if you'll enjoy a funny show about the sexual life of the solo character,don't mind profanity and descriptions of intimate sex acts.

Don't see it if you're offended by profanity and intimate details of sex acts, and would be embarrassed to view the show with a new partner

Also It was a clever performance explaining, with musical accompaniment, he... Read more Read less

70
Raunchy, Mildly entertaining, Some funny bits., Staging is all in the costume changes.

See it if Would enjoy a raunchy musical of a woman's journey & fantasies re religion, sex, marriage/kids. Like memoir type cabaret.

Don't see it if Would be embarrassed to hear humorous, intimate, graphic takes on sex, childbirth, family, spouse of many years.

Also I'm in the minority here, but I did not find this hilarious. Rachel El... Read more Read less

82
Ambitious, Great acting, Entertaining, Intimate, Great costuming

See it if you like cabaret style show... in smaller scale - making it a more intimate experience w/ great connection with the good pleasing performer.

Don't see it if you don't like a one woman show, w/ dated or unpopular musical score. But if you have an idle hour to spare, this is worth that hour of fun.

82
Funny, Quirky, Raunchy, Entertaining, Fluffy

See it if You want a sincere, raunchy memoir-style musical. You want a fun look at the ups & downs of relationships, spouses & children.

Don't see it if You prefer more traditional theatre: this is more downtown cabaret than true-blue theatre. You don't like raunchy humor.

92
Clever, Great acting, Raunchy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You need/want to laugh out loud a lot!! You'll walk out happy!!

Don't see it if You're a prig and easily offended by profanity. But you'll my a riotous performance.

80
Funny, Delightful, Quirky, Raunchy, Great singing

See it if you enjoy solo performers in a cabaret-style setting, singing and monologue-ing about love, marriage, kids, et.al.

Don't see it if you don't like solo musical shows or you're easily offended (as if the show's title doesn't already clue you in).

75
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Edgy, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy watching a one woman dynamo talk and sing about her love life and marriage from before she started dating to her almost divorce.

Don't see it if you don't like one person shows or are offended by mild sex talk and profanity.

75
Funny, Raunchy, Cute, Fluffy, Irreverant

See it if you like frank, funny songs and dialogue about modern love, sex and relationships

Don't see it if you're uptight or easily offended

58
Quirky, Raunchy, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You like any show about relationships.

Don't see it if You want a show that goes beyond cliches.

66
Funny, Clever, Disappointing, Dated, Fluffy

See it if You're married with kids and can easily laugh at yourself

Don't see it if You're tired of hearing people complaining about their marriage.

95
For a previous production
Absorbing, Refreshing, Great writing, Hilarious, Great singing

See it if You like to laugh and enjoy risque humour.

Don't see it if you're easily offended.