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Show reviews by Jen Zalar

Show Goons
Meow by Jen Zalar
Rating: 5 kitties
I give this show 5 Kitties, even though I'm a little scared what Phil will do with them. This show was fun. Ridiculously well done in its ridiculousness. The performance was silly, a little raw in places, but that just added to the fun. Everything I want in a musical.

Can Michael Come Out and Play?
Moving by Jen Zalar
Rating: 5 kitties
I may or may not have cried. Here's a clue- I have a heart. This is simply a beautiful show. If you don't see this, you are missing out.

A Nice Guy's Guide to Awkward Sex
The cast was nice. by Jen Zalar
Rating: 5 kitties
This is it. The goods. You think this was a show? This IS how the stand up scene works. I met my fiancée while we were both doing stand up. And it was seriously every bit as awkward as this portrays. The performances were flawless, and there can never be enough mime. And the script was totally honest. Which is what stand up is all about.

A Sad Carousel
Bury me at... by Jen Zalar
Rating: 5 kitties
I love meta, I love ridiculous, and I love the ribald. It's like this show was made just for me. A fantastic show for anyone who meets the above (especially the ribald part) and can keep up with the changing pace.

Down Devil's Backbone
Oh, the drama! by Jen Zalar
Rating: 4 kitties
In a festival where comedy sells, I was glad to see something serious. The script was generally well-written. The acting great in some spots (the lead male was fantastic), but not so hot in others. I find it unbelievable that this production, while not a 5 kitty show, got none from some reviewers. I rounded up my 3 1/2 kitties because the writer/director called me adorable after the show, and like any performer, I respond well to flattery.

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