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Another outstanding review came out from the people at SeattleActor.com. Our favorite was this shout out to creator and performer Valerie Vigoda:
“…a fine premise for us to realize her incredible musical talent, her ability to fly through space and time on her melodic invention, and her commitment to exploring creativity in all its danger and excitement.”
Read the rest of the love letter here!
‘Ernest Shackleton Loves Me’ is a Top Pick for Seattle Weekly!
Half of the fun of mounting a world premiere show is hearing what our audience things about the show. We’d love to get you feedback. What were your favorite songs/scenes/moments? You can head over to our Facebook Page or Follow us on Twitter and give us your review of the show!
In the mean time, here’s a review that we’re so excited to share from Rich Cook:
“Frankly I am awed that anyone with a semblance of sanity would take on such a daunting task as to tame this dragon of many tails. And so it was without any expectation that I attended last night’s premiere of ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME.
I found the show to produce a panoply of emotions, from surprising laughter to musical foot tapping, to spiritual stirrings. It is an audacious creation. Your cast is jaw dropping talented. The music, lyrics, stunning and in step with theatrical expectation (it will score an animated adaptation well.) Valerie and Wade… I dunno how to say it better: both are joyous!
Clearly the Seattle audience had a great time! They are a lively exuberant bunch and it made the show especially delightful. Kudos to your excellent staffs (NY & Seattle) Dannie F, and entire creative team. I will book tickets for the Broadway opening soon as you announce!”
Thanks for the kind words, Rich!
Congratulations to everyone that’s been involved with making this show come to life over the past few months! Tonight is Opening Night and we couldn’t be more excited.
As much as we do this show because we think it’s funny, honest, and really something unique, we also do it because we love to make good theatre. And there’s no better testament to that effort than the sweet email we got from Brian Grant. Here’s a snippet:
“I usually pay for my theater and go to lots of arts performances and am on several boards. So I am at times a bit jaded, indifferent or even hostile to some of the work I have had to sit through over the years.
Tonight was the opposite. I was enthralled by the premise, the staging, the music and most assuredly the massive talent of Valerie and Wade. I found myself feeling the excitement of seeing a hit before others have had the privilege.
You have created something lyrical and beautiful, with the highest production standards. Thank you to all who have made this happen. I will talk it up and hope you fill your houses in the coming run and that the show goes on to wonderful success in future locales.”
It doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks for coming to see our show, Brian! Your kind words mean the world to us.
Don’t miss your chance to catch this show before it’s gone! It plays at Seattle Rep till May 3rd, 2014. Tickets can be purchased here: bit.ly/1qM62AP
Meet Ryan O'Connell and Rob Witmer: the men behind the audio.
You guy’s: It’s all HAPPENING!
We’ve locked down rehearsal space and workshop performances at ACT Theatre in Jan. and early Feb., then we’ll take a two month hiatus (haha, “hiatus.” yeah, right.), and then we’ll have our full-scale production at Seattle Repertory Theatre in April! Ernest was right: “Superhuman effort isn’t worth a damn unless it achieves results.”
We can’t wait to take our show to the beautiful Pacific Northwest!