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type:
Stage
Current Status:
In Season
run date:
08/01/06
performer:
Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, Jeff Bowen
director:
Michael Berresse
author:
65974, 67186

We gave it a B+

In 2004, writer-performers Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen gave themselves three weeks to pen an original piece for a musical-theater festival. The result? [title of show], a show about creating [show], which recycles brainstorm-session chatter as ”dialogue” and works the casting of actor-singer pals Susan Blackwell and Heidi Blickenstaff into the ”plot.” What make [show] more than gimmicky fluff are Bell and Bowen’s sly, sassy songs bemoaning the creative process. While musicals about making musicals are nothing new (42nd Street; Kiss Me, Kate), the meta angle is an inspired spin.

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