Janis Emily Peabody's reviews
The Masque of Power
Fun to watch with many good political points made. The family relationship made for good comic relief and totally authentic looking. The monologue from MACBETH was breathtaking.
RomCom-Con: A Meet-Cute Musical
If you like RomComs (and I do)
If you do not like Rom Com's do not see this show. If you do, you are in for a treat. Pacing might be tightened up, some of the actors could be louder, but it was a delight for me to watch and engage in.
Crash and Burn: An American success story
Great musical background. Excellent acting. I enjoyed the performance with Heather understudying, and she was phenomenal. The plot line was not all that inventive, but the acting and special effects made this a production to recommend.
Couple Fight 3: Weddings!
Only problem with this show is that I kept looking for Tom Reed, and he was ??? Doing another show? The vignettes were all deliciously engaging. It is always so fun to see a personal slice of life from my favorite community performers.
The Pursuit of Awesome
I love this guy
David Harris is so skilled and yet approaches his performances with such humility. He is a blast to watch. His use of media and sound overs took things out of the ball park for me.
Great script and Acting
This show didn't need gimmicks because the script and acting was superb. There is an element of social justice as well as devastating childhood memories. It worked for me.
Live From New York, He's A Prom Date!
I hate it when people give a show a bad review because it wasn't what they expected. READ THE DESCRIPTION! This show was well done, the acting funny and delightfully sentimental. The music touching and well performed. It touched me, and personally, I like that.
Funny and engaging
I built a night around making this show and it did not disappoint.
The Zoo Story (New Version)
A delightful production of a good play.
Out of the Shadows
The performer was dazzling as a dancer and sincere as a spokesperson. I wanted to send a bottle of vodka to the dressing room.
The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society
Detail attention was phenominal
Great show with wonderful acting and excellent mood enhancing sound and costumes. A must see.
Gruesome Playground Injuries
What a sad story! Very well done.
This guy is professional with a fun show. The more audience the more fun. There is interaction with audience but it feels safe and best of al. He has a message too!
Noire, noire, noire
An excellent capture of a noire feeling. Well paced and well performed, but I had my doubts about how based on a real story this actually was. I remember a bicycle butt slasher in the twin cities once upon a time. Is that what this was supposed to be based on?
Much Ado About Nothing (as told by Dogberry and Verges)
Good stuff and
Shakespeare is always good for you and what a treat when it is put together with so much fun.
This show was well performed and created much discussion. Thank you!
The Banana Wars
Thanks for putting so much passion into this valuable history lesson. The performance was quickly paced to keep us listening with concentration.
Anarchy! (a handbook)
I am really glad I decided to make it a late night and catch this production. Performers were all great and the debate that came out of this show led to many discussions.
William & Mary: The Way Out Experiment
Well performed and totally intriguing.
ODD MAN OUT
This show was an incredible slice of life for me. A real insight into the black experience. At the same time it was dangerously close to tragic, it was full of sharp comic relief. Great production!
Lettres et Café
I loved the concept, delighted in the romance, captivated by the lighting and set, and enjoyed all the acting.
The Memory Box of the Sisters Fox
Historical and Eerie
I loved this show. Acting was incredible and the fact that it was based on a true story totally captivated me and left me wanting to learn more.
Colorful and exciting
Great costumes, good use of light, excellent dancing.
Stranger-er Things: Netflix and KILL
The only thing that didn't work for me in this show was that it was Sci-fi and that genre just doesn't do much for me. The performance however was great.
There Ain't No More!
I love Out-of-Towners and this one did not disappoint. His knowledge of music and his Southern flair was mesmerizing and delightful to experience.
Whisper Into My Good Ear
Well done but very dark
Acting was phenomenal, but why couldn't there have been more movement? It was painful to watch in a good way.
The Ballad of Bearclaw Jones
Funny and well done
Delightful production, so glad I got in.
Fruit Flies Like a Banana: WORLD TOUR
These guys never disappoint. Such talent, such musical knowledge and oh so fun to watch.
Loved the twists. Fun for all including the kids. Great acting. Nice set. All good.
Sharp and well styled
This was a great show with incredible use of lighting effects and a wonderful script. If you could understand it. Often lines were delivered too quickly. They were inaudible and the actors had poor annunciation. For me this meant that it was hard to follow the action and plot, even though I really did try.
Broad Sex in the Twin Cities
Delightful local references
Great idea for a show, and I loved the local references, but I had a hard time hearing the dialog as it was not well annunciated and a bit too fast paced with many lines dropped. Partially my fault, I do have a hearing disability, but honestly I only caught some of this script. Energy level was great.
Sevlin & Devlin Presents: Seven Evans in Heaven
I loved the concept but some of the performers were too over the top and that distracted me from the show.
Truth or Theater
I've always been of the opinion that therapy is not art. Or was it? Was this just a random monologue by a character, separate from the performer? It was passionately delivered and I felt his pain, the acting therefore was good. I felt a desire to continue the discussion after the performance, but the opportunity did not arise. Had I done so, I would have said: Keep creating as a way of dealing with what may be a confusion in your sense of childish/sexual play. These three things: creativity, sexuality and childhood are interconnected. It is good to create and the more you channel yourself in that direction and mature your creativity the less likely to "offend" you will become. I hope these thoughts help the character you were playing.
The Wright Stuff, or You'll Believe They Can Fly!
I laughed and enjoyed myself at this performance, but at times things were over the top and I lost interest. Some performers, in my opinion, should tone it down.
Who would have thought?
Ben San Del is more than a comedian. He is also a writer with a bent toward Sci fi. I personally do not much like Sci fi, but it made for an interesting show and he did a great job.
It Can't Happen Here
Lots of people on stage, a fascinating story and frighteningly thought provoking. But with so many people on board, there are bound to be some that aren't as good as others and that can detract from the total of the show.
A Bollywood Twistery
Great music and dance
Nice costumes too, but I could not catch the dialog very clearly and so I was left guessing at the plot.
The Simple Mind of Dillon Magee
Touching story, well performed, just too short.
Be Your Selfie!
Great use of media
Characters were interesting and fun to watch, the use of media was totally captivating. But the plot....well, it never really engaged me. Sorry.
Hello, I Must Be Going...
Its another 4 1/2
Ari was incredible as Groucho, the other players were all good as well. Properties were weak, but music was well chosen.
Intermediate Physical Comedy for Advanced Beginners
This show started for me as a five star. Totally captivating. Then it got gradually tiresome. Still, it was one of my favorite shows.
This show was educational and intense. It had an incredible finish. But, the players were a bit monotone and it eventually began to drag on me.
Dame daDA & the Meta Show
Caution: Participation to be Expected
I liked this show a lot. For the most part the participation was not intrusive and it actually made this feel more to me like a workshop than a show. As such, I think we all gained something from it and our world views were expanded. There were laughs too.
I did not even know that this comic team existed in the Twin Cities, now that I do, I will want to see them again.
Death in Yosemite: A comedic adaptation of the Non-Fiction Book
Interesting script, but needs tightening. Some of the gags didn't work (pacing, sloppiness, lack of commitment) Maybe a soundtrack was needed to help build the mood, the acting just wasn't enough. At times it seemed just too slow and I admit, I nodded. Perhaps actors needed to raise their own stakes, add more tension and less slapstick.
I didn't much like the expected audience participation. I did like the eerie quality of the show. Eating cereal off the floor was funny, but also pretty depressing.
Wait...didn't Patrick's Cabaret close?
Happy to see that so many people got involved in this production and that this group exists in our community.
The Second Banana Revolt!
Great community theater effort. Nice to see well disciplined child actors on stage. The concept was familiar and there was too much happening. Many of the voices did not carry. Even though the plot was obvious, it was often hard to make out what was going on.