Keith Alessi, a former executive and banjo enthusiast, tells us about a boy's life, a man's meteoric rise to business fame, and the event that slammed on the brakes. Part of Soho Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series. More…
From the show:
Engaging and uplifting, Alessi encourages us to pursue our passions! Audiences are enamored with this unique one-man show, a true story told with humor, warmth, music, and banjos! Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life is an inspiration.
See it if you'd enjoy a personal life story, both the ups and downs, with a health scare, collection craziness and a passion fulfilled. Fringetastic!
Don't see it if you do not like one person shows where personal stories are told in a folksy manor including dealing with cancer. You don't like banjo music
See it if An hour's worth of Heart and Humanity. Wizened bluegrass storyteller allows plucked strings to be his voice when he was not otherwise able.
Don't see it if Your relationship to "The Beverly Hillbillies Theme" will dictate your initial response, but your takeaway will be inspirational.Esophageal.
Also Bluegrass is only background to the life-affirming narrative.
See it if you want to be elated and inspired by a true story of redemption from cancer/isolation through pursuit of lifelong passion for banjo playing
Don't see it if you do not enjoy solo stand-up comedy/banjo playing, are upset/stressed by true story of survival from cancer/domestic violence/depression
See it if You enjoy one man/woman shows in an intimate setting and want to be inspired. This show will make want to challenge yourself to do more.
Don't see it if Don’t like banjo music.
See it if want to be entertained by a Fringe musician w some famous banjo hits&his moving story on how music helped him 2overcome a devastating event.
Don't see it if Udon't like banjo music or old time hits like"Floyd Shooting Creek",Bluegrass "Shady Grove",or Country hit"Cumberland Gap",commom among the*
See it if You appreciate an upbeat personal journey story, accompanied by various banjos.
Don't see it if You want a banjo concert or if stories with depth, but told gently, are of no interest to you.
See it if A moving narrative with several relevant themes. Relatable on many levels. He's not a professional musician but that's really the point
Don't see it if If you don't like banjo music but it's really soundtrack, not a concert
Also I'm a cancer survivor/boomer so this show hit home with me
See it if You want a show that is funny and touching in a personal way. Very relevant and deeply affecting. Perfect show for the holidays! Authentic
Don't see it if You don’t like Banjo music. You don’t like true stories.