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“I’ll Say She Is” – The Lost Marx Brothers Musical at The Connelly Theater

First of all…there is this wonderful NY Times review!

“Mr. Diamond himself plays Groucho, and he might as well be Groucho. Matt Roper’s Chico and Seth Shelden’s Harpo are also meticulous, and Matt Walters completes the quartet with the less well-known Zeppo, the male romantic lead in the story but certainly not the center of attention.”

Next..you better get tickets NOW before it is TOOO late!

I was delighted at be able to photograph the show early in the run. I did the NY Fringe Festival two years ago and again this year with the ‘full production’.

Here are some moments for this funny, charming, hilarious, musical, Marx Brothers show!

2016.06.01.MarxBros_026The chorus line is wonderful!

2016.06.01.MarxBros_074Matt Roper (Chico), Seth Shelden (Harpo) and Noah Diamond (Groucho) are great!

2016.06.01.MarxBros_248Singing and dancing and fooling around. What else would you want from an evening of theater?

2016.06.01.MarxBros_252Noah Diamond (Groucho) in a moment of distress.

2016.06.01.MarxBros_204 Melody Jane (Beauty) sits and watches in amazement at Seth Shelden (Harpo) and Matt Roper (Chico) dance a bit!

2016.06.01.MarxBros_327Melody Jane (Beauty) sits with Kathy Biehl (Ruby) in the drawing room ‘love chair’.

2016.06.01.MarxBros_404Melody Jane (Beauty) with Matt Walters (Zeppo) singing one of the original songs from the show.

So many other great shots of the show BUT I suggest you see it for yourself!

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Musical Direction and Arrangements: Sabrina Chap
Choreography: Shea Sullivan
Directed by: Amanda Sisk

“it reminds us how brightly the Marx Brothers’ brand of lunacy once blazed.”

NY Times

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ONLY UNTIL JULY 2nd, 2016

Tickets and more information here!

 

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“I’ll Say She Is” – A collection of stills from the video shot at the 2014 Fringe Festival

THE MARX BROTHERS LEGENDARY 1924 Production returned to the stage for the first time in 90 years!

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.20.05 AM

Video taped on the last night of the Fringe Festival’s production of “I’ll Say She Is” by Jim R Moore

Stills excerpted from the video by Noah Diamond.

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Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 1.56.00 AM“Welcome to the lowest dive in the city, where creatures of the underworld drug their brains with poisonous poppy.”

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.02.25 AMPictured are: Melissa Roth, Kita St. Cyr, Emily Turner Marsland, Francine Daveta, Amber Bloom, Alexis Thomason and Lefty Lucy.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.04.32 AM“They are devastating the dining room. I fear for the silver.” with Kathy Biehl and C.L. Weatherstone.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.06.45 AM“We’re alive, and what a thing to be!”

with Amber BloomC.L. WeatherstoneKita St CyrAristotle StamatFrancine DavetaKathy BiehlBob Homeyer,Melody JaneMelissa Roth and Alexis Thomason.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.09.04 AMThe Inception of Drapery.

with Melody JaneKathy BiehlMelissa RothKita St CyrEmily Turner MarslandLefty Lucy and Alexis Thomason

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.12.07 AMThrills: The beautiful chorus of “I’ll Say She Is,” the beautiful choreography of Helen Burkett, the beautiful musical direction of Sabrina Chap, the beautiful costumes of Jlz Kro!

 with Kita St Cyr,Francine DavetaEmily Turner Marsland and Amber Bloom.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.16.48 AMIn this scene, Harpo is ostensibly auditioning, and this is pretty much what Seth‘s audition was like. 

with Aristotle StamatSeth Shelden and Bob Homeyer.

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GREAT REVIEWS!

CurtainUp Review 

Theater is Easy Review 

The Examiner Review 

McGovern Review 

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For more information about upcoming productions of this show follow the Facebook page here!

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American Vaudeville Theatre at Fringe NYC – Opening Day

Trav S.D. does about the most a person can do to keep the vaudeville tradition alive in New York City.

Besides writing a blog about American Vaudeville (Travalanche) also presents some of NY’s finest variety performers in his AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE THEATRE.

This year he has outdone himself by hosting, writing and performing skits in all the 5 shows he is producing at 45 Bleecker St. as part of the FRINGE NY Festival.

I was there for the OPENING night show (which was actually afternoon on the 13th) and documented the evenings performers.

Opening the show with a nice dance number TRAV S.D. gets the ball rolling.

Becky Byers and her FIVE SIZZLING FAJITAS entertain the audience with delightful dancing.

The company of comedians assist Trav S.D. with his stilt walking.

Ching Chong Song perform with male dance accompanist.

Interlude – Don Travo – ‘One Ball Juggler’ (played by Trav S.D.)

The AMAZING AMY – Contortionist Act – Truly Amazing!

Interlude – ‘The Crime of the Rhyme’ – A Sketch by the Gentlemen of the Company

Nelson Lugo – Magician – A great ease with his hands and a deck of cards. Watch him closely!

Something Special by Mr.Patrick Thomas Cann

A scottish yuke player who claims to be the producer!

Killy (Mockster) Dwyer performing her ‘shock-mock-rock’ performance art.

Trav S.D. in the ‘spotlight’ thanking all the cast members of the show.

“New York’s a Patriotic Town” sung by Mr. Colin Pritchard with cast members joining in.

TRAV S.D. waving to the audience ‘until next time’.

The Company of Comedians are: Patrick Thomas Cann, Josh Hartung, Michael Lester, Colin Pritchard, C.L. Weatherstone.

Becky Byers and her  FIVE SIZZLING FAJITAS are: Tory Dube, Shiloh Kline, Stephanie Willing, Candice Aye Yoshioka.

There are still many shows for you to attend and get your share of the American Vaudeville Theatre.

Wed. Aug 17th 9pm

Sun. Aug 21st 5:30pm

Wed. Aug 24th 4:15pm

Fri. Aug 26th 7:30pm

For tix and info go to fringenyc.org, or call 866-468-7619