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The Shakespearean Jazz Show (NYMF)

Members say: Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Enchanting, Clever
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1 review
Members
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5 reviews
 

Part of the New York Musical Festival: The Nine Worthies provide a parade of Shakespearean sonnets, songs, and scenes set to original New Orleans-style jazz.

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Energetic and innovative, 'The Shakespearean Jazz Show' reinvigorates and recontextualizes Shakespearean performance. Experience how the loose, improvisatory nature of jazz music can free Shakespearean text, allowing the feeling and intent of the words to be expressed in a completely new way. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy the playful antics and soulful music live in 'The Shakespearean Jazz Show.' This event is part of the NYMF Concert series.

 

Reviews (6)

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65
Avg Score

65
Cabaret Scenes

"The players in this New York debut were young, attractive, enthusiastic, charming, and in fine voice, if not always up to the challenge of enunciating the poetry and putting it across…To realize its potential, the show needs a seasoned stage director....The band, especially the drummer, almost always overwhelmed the voices and therefore blotted out the words—always a sin in sung music. But when the words are Shakespeare’s, it felt more like a crime.” Full Review

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96
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95
Delightful, Enchanting, Great singing

See it if you like the classic work of Shakespeare, having a good time, and a dazzling musical score

Don't see it if you prefer the classics to stay as they were written

95
Delightful, Great singing, Great band, Great concept, Loved it.

See it if Great evening of Cabaret. Talented cast has you hearing lyrics, not soliloquies. Band is amazing. I had a great time.

Don't see it if I wholly recommend it.

100
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Must see, Great singing

See it if you love Shakespeare and don't know Jazz or vice versa. You will see both in a brand new light.

Don't see it if you are just a sourpuss who doesn't like to have a great time.

95
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Intelligent, Must see

See it if You love seeing fantastic, young musicians and singers perform so well! It will lift your spirits and give you faith in new talents!

Don't see it if You are a misanthrope who doesn't like music and a good time.

100
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if If you like discovering Shakespeare in a fun and convincing modern context, see this show.

Don't see it if Even if you're not big on Shakespeare, you'll love this show.