Written and performed by Paul Adams, this musical solo show is a wild ride that gives audiences a voyeuristic view of what lies behind their doors. Adams spent three years developing the script, which is based on his life as an apartment cleaner in New York City since 1991. In addition to being the "cleaning guy," Paul has also been the Artistic Director for Emerging Artists Theatre since its inception in 1993.
See it if You want a sincere, mostly humorous, memoir told through song. You enjoy hearing personal anecdotes.
Don't see it if You're expecting a show that's 100% comedy-the show takes a dramatic turn. You want a show with big production elements.
See it if you like funny thought provoking solo shows with singing. I am still considering how we all have life secrets hidden in our homes.
Don't see it if you need a lot of plot. This is a series of vignettes where the characters are acted out as well as being commented on by the performer.
See it if You want to hear the poignant and also funny stories of the people that he cleans for. Also musical accompaniment.
Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows. But this is an hour and it flies by
See it if You want to go from the ordinary to the profound in less than 2 hours. This piece was a complete delight--funny, moving, and made me happy!
Don't see it if You don't like surprises, don't need affirmation that your apartment is not a total mess, don't want to support a decent, heart-warming show
See it if you'd like a wonderfully delivered one man show revealing what we keep behind closed doors, both physically & psychologically
Don't see it if you can't deal with 'gay' references or graphic descriptions of hoarding & clutter
See it if hilarious,fun,perceptive and witty.THE CLEANING GUY brings fresh insights about his job with unique musical numbers, and humor. .see it!
Don't see it if you don't like solo shows
See it if bittersweet stories about people from normal to the mental or emotional shock; it is the best pep talk to make you want to clean your house
Don't see it if you lack sense of humor
See it if you enjoy a solo performance of a very empathetic apt cleaner's experiences in NYC. Well-written and entertaining.
Don't see it if you don't like solo productions with minimal staging and cabaret seating.
See it if you enjoy one person, autobiographical shows with songs, prizes (sponges!), & very touching and funny stories, including about some celebs!
Don't see it if you prefer shows with a high production budget, regular theater seating (this is a cabaret setting, w/bar), or a fear of cleaning products.
See it if You would enjoy a one man show that relates the experiences of a cleaning man with jokes, song, and heart!
Don't see it if You are not into one man shows or are expecting something glitzy.
See it if you enjoy true stories with a sense of humor. Very entertaining. I loved it.
Don't see it if you want to see a drama. This show is charming with a great sense of humor and self.
See it if you wish to laugh and be moved by the life experiences of a thoughful and hard-working New Yorker.
Don't see it if you are not interested in monologues delivered in small venues.
See it if Like 1 man shows Funny tales of experiences he's had. Mostly dialogue with some songs. Quirky impressions.
Don't see it if You Want an ensemble cast, don't like profanity, one-man shows.
See it if You like solo shows with some music that are both funny and poignant, told from a unique point of view.
Don't see it if You don't think the people who work in service roles have anything interesting to say.
See it if You want to hear a charitable exposé of humanity told by a veteran New York apartment cleaner. There's music and great compassion.
Don't see it if You are unnerved by people's quirky private lives, which may resemble your own.
See it if You want to hear stories both funny and some moving about a cleaning guy who has been cleaning NYC apartments for two decades.
Don't see it if You don't like stories about New York or solo shows.
See it if You want good cleaing tips. Even sponge freebies! You'll want to meet the sweetest house cleaner this side of Broadway. Fun, sweet show.
Don't see it if you're unable to tolerate silly, corny music before finally getting to the heart of this quirky, poignant show.
See it if You have a heart, appreciate a good story, and don't mind occasional descriptions of unfortunate refrigerator situations.
Don't see it if You're a judgmental jerk who demands Broadway-level precision and can't waste your time on stories without monumental global implications.
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