Monday, August 15, 2005

Shakedown Street

SHOW TITLE: Shakedown Street
RUNNING TIME: 2h 10m
VENUE: The Village Theatre
GENRE: Musical/Comedy
AIR CONDITIONED: Yes
INTERMISSION: Yes
RATING (0-4): 0

RATING SCALE:

0 Run, don’t walk, away from this disaster
1 Proceed with caution
2 Mild summer fare
3 More than just hype
4 Don’t miss this one, its FRINGE-tastic!

COMMENTS:

You don’t have to be a Grateful Dead fan to know that something is not quite right with this show. The songs and words of the late great Jerry Garcia are painfully misused in this 1940’s comedy/mystery. The only thing more confusing than the storyline is how the show got this far to begin with.

POST-FRINGE PREDICTIONS:

N/A

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have finally surfaced from under my desk...having been crunched in the fetal position, listening to "Terrapin Station" on repeat. Took a bit of time to recover from this abysmal show.

As a former follower of the Dead...I have to say I was pretty stoked to check this one out...but what a mess! Not even the biggest "Head" in the world tripping on a sheet of acid could find solace in "Shakedown Street".

I agree--how in the heck did this get to the Fringe? UGH!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No rhyme or reason...well, a little bit of rhyme.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

0k, I hear what your all saying but I've been a Dead Head for as long as I can remember and I've been looking forward to this show. So I'm keeping my tickets! I'm too excited to listen to any nevgativity.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not negativity, it's a warning! Save your time and money. This one is a mess.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done and the music was very good.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course it's great music! It's Jerry, man...LOL

1:30 PM  

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