Baby Boy

Critics

LemonMeter

Reviews: 2

Audience

LemonMeter

100 %

Reviews: 48

Wed Jun 19, 12:00am

From the youngest of five in an old school Texican family to a stunted adulthood hiding his true identity, Adrian is finally dragged out of the closet (kicking and screaming) at 30. “Hilarious, touching, entertaining and a little wild.” -nohoartsdistrict.com Directed by Jenni Melear.

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Reviews

"Mr. Elizondo is a deep breath of fresh air in our shallow culture of social media. Such a cutting, honest, endearing, and f*cking hilarious window into his unbelievable world. I hope this guy takes this show all over the world so others can see this refreshing comedic experience."

sweet - LM Dean


"This show is SO FUNNY. I didn't know what to expect with a one man show, but it really blew me away. Adrian is so talented and goes between characters so smoothly. I loved it!"

sweet - Liz Hall


"This show is so amazingly heartfelt, honest & makes you smile. Adrian's performance is outstanding. You will smile, probably cry, but leave with your heart filled!"

sweet - Angie S


"The word of mouth on this show was incredible, which can be a killer to any show, but not for Baby Boy! Even while waiting to enter the Flight theatre, patrons were discussing how they had heard about the show, that it was the "cannot miss" production at this years fringe, and I'm happy to say I can now attest to this statement. Adrian's story is relatable on several levels, it's a story of growing up and growing through. I was happy to hear that it received the Encore award if for no other reason then more people now have a chance to catch this must see show. A one person show is an undertaking that can be hit or miss, luckily Baby Boy hits all of the perfect notes! I haven't seen a one person show done any better than Baby Boy."

sweet - S Belmont


"Adrian's amazing story telling was so full of humor and honesty. He leads you through his journey out of the closet with such ease. It's like sitting down with a good friend that you never want to stop hanging out with. Such a special and wonderful performance!"

sweet - kiki u


"WOW!!! I love Adrian and I absolutely LOVE the show!!! Adrian does such a superb job of telling his story and getting the audience to feel every moment. I laughed...I cried...I laughed some more and cried some more!!! This is definitely a must see!!!"

sweet - Letty Elizondo


"There's a lot of one man shows in the LA theater scene but none are as thoughtful, entertaining or as painfully honest as “Baby Boy”. Adrian Eli is one of the most exciting undiscovered actors you're bound to come across and through “Baby Boy” you get an intimate and moving insight into the man behind the actor. His story is unique and timely, an intoxicating look at being true to yourself in an industry that will do everything to strip you of your identity. Adrian's ability to paint a picture, aided by the brilliant direction of Jenni Melear, is uncanny and mesmerizing. If you want to see an authentic, totally unpretentious one man show, see “Baby Boy”. You'll leaving feeling a little more human and a wanting even more from Adrian."

sweet - max swanson


"What a fun, beautiful show by such a talent! Baby Boy has it all -- comedy, drama, flamenco! Adrian Eli has such a mastery over his body and voice, and he is able to tell such an engaging story that is both incredibly moving and incredibly hilarious. I am admittedly a little resistant to seeing one-person shows, but I left the theatre saying, "this is one of the best one-man shows I've seen!" There's irreverence mixed with deep personal truth, which is a great combination to convey Eli's story. The music and lighting work well to complement the physical and emotional acrobatics Eli accomplishes on stage. Well worth the ticket price!"

sweet - AnonymousIsAWoman


"Baby Boy was an emotionally evoking grounded performance with the immense potential to move to the main stage. A raw, beautiful, tragic and humorous look at authenticity, hurt and bravery. A must see!"

sweet - ShoworksEntertainment


"AMAZING show! What a roller coaster ride of emotions. I laughed, and cried, and laughed some more, as did the rest of the audience. The show is a must see! Heartwarming, heart-breaking, and hilarious, all at once. Loved it!"

sweet - DJ


"LOVED this one man show! I laughed. I cried. I connected with the message. It was an all around great experience. Adrian's performance is powerful both emotionally and physically. With only a stage and two furniture props, I was transported to Texas, LA, and every setting that told his story. His performance with the use of body language, music, and timing made it all click. It was a journey that I was glad to be on and didn't want the 60 minutes to end. It is truly an inspiring, moving, and wonderful show to watch."

sweet - MAEGEN CADENA


"Seamless one man show!!! Loved every single minute of it and could have had so much more! Please make this into a movie / Netflix series."

sweet - Jessica Valenzuela


"This is a must see. Adrian has a way to bring you into his world and what brought him to his resolve as a person trying to figure out his place in society. He's very talented and he has a way to bring you in immediately on this roller coaster of his life. Thank you for sharing your story! Don't miss this!"

sweet - Hermie Castillo


"I absolutely enjoyed this show. It really touched my heart and made me laugh. Adrian Eli's performance is captivating and real. Great show!"

sweet - Victoria Garcia


"Best show hands down. You'll laugh, cry and love every minute of it! I'd see it over and over again. His story is told so well I pictured growing up with him. Baby boy you've done it you're shining like a star!"

sweet - Stephanie Arevalo


"

This show is incredible! I felt like I was in the presence of a real star in the making. Watching Adrian perform is a real joy, he is a true one-off with natural-born comedic ability. The direction, staging, writing, lighting, sound design, and dance choreography should have special mention. It really is a first-class production, culminating in a finish that didn't leave a dry eye in the house. I only wish this run was longer, so larger audiences can see this hilarious and touching human story.

"

sweet - S. Macleod


"I loved it! Such an inspiring solo show. I laughed so much, and it was also incredibly moving! Adrian is such a talented performer and his switches in between characters were flawless."

sweet - Ali M


"This is am amazing one man show. Touching, emotional, freaking hilarious; it has it all! Adrian Eli flows effortlessly through his life and the many interesting characters that populate it. While being almost wall-to-wall laughs, he also brings the audience through some heavy emotions, without cheapening either end of the human experience. Truly an awesome show!"

sweet - Melissa Galvin


"Saw baby boy with my fiance and it was super funny. Adrian is great storyteller and we both laughed quite a bit. Definitely worth seeing!"

sweet - MP


"What a great show! Adrian's talent is apparent from the very beginning. His characters evoke a wide range of emotions and will leave you enthralled. I recommend catching this show before it's too late!"

sweet - S L


"True life comedy by an amazing comedian and director duo. Simultaneously laughing and crying. Inspires you to live your authentic self. Sweetest."

sweet - Martha Marin


"This was so much more than a coming out story or coming of age story. It's truly a voyage of discovering who one is beyond one's sexual tendencies. Adrian truly shows us what a dynamic performer he is as well as showing off his incredible story telling skills. Funny, witty, poignant and even heartbreaking at times, Baby Boy is one man's honest look at himself and his journey thus far in his life. And it's done so masterfully, it really makes me want to know what comes next."

sweet - Jay Demopoulos


"Baby Boy is a light-hearted yet poignant story that had me both laughing and tearing up at the same time. Adrian Eli has an energy that brings the audience in and gives a personal glimpse of coming out and self acceptance. Make sure you see this show before it's run is over this Sunday!!"

sweet - Mike O'Brien


"This was my second time seeing this show and both times I left the theatre with sore cheeks from laughing so much!! This show is such a touching and hysterical journey that will leave you relishing in 90's nostalgia, laughing to the point of tears, and feeling all the feels at the poignant moments that touch your heart. A friend that I brought with me the second time turned to me after with tears in her eyes and said “that was the best show I have seen in Los Angeles” I highly recommend checking it out! Bravo Adrian!"

sweet - Sara Oliveri


"Adrian is a phenom! Baby Boy is fun from beginning to end! Every section brings up great joy, pain or sweet ass dance moves (Seriously, this guy can move!). The timing is solid, I'm pretty sure everyone in the packed house cried at least once and I can't wait for some sort of follow up from this guy! Well directed and performed, Baby Boy gets my vote! Congratulations to the whole team!!"

sweet - MoMo McMomo


"I laughed out loud and I cried...what more can you ask for? Adrian is a great performer, and I enjoyed getting a glimpse into his life. I highly recommend this show!"

sweet - Elena Phillips


"Adrian Eli is an enormous talent. He made me ugly-cry, he made me snort-laugh, he made me want to watch Saved By the Bell. (You'll understand that once you've seen the show.) Baby Boy tells a very personal story with charm, honesty, and flamenco. I loved Baby Boy. I think you will too!"

sweet - Jennifer Kaplan


"Absolutely brilliant! Hilarious and touching. I am not someone who likes theatre. I certainly don't like one man shows. I LOVED this. This guy has changed my perspective on live performance art."

sweet - Christopher Kohls


""Baby Boy is a great one-man play. It touches your heart. Adrian really pulls you into his world and makes you feel his joy and pain. You never know what someone is going through in their life. Sometimes the outside doesn't match how they feel and that can drive a person crazy. You have to be happy with yourself in who you are. Even if it may upset some people. I recommend people go see this play...You won't be disappointed""

sweet - Jacoby Richardson


Shari Barrett
"Coming out stories of an autobiographical nature are always heartfelt, but Adrian Eli goes beyond that and shares his emotions from the depths of his soul. The fact that he has survived so much loss of loved ones and managed to stay true to himself fuels the energy of this show, not to mention how he emerges from his mother at the beginning of the show! From being the baby boy in his family, he definitely learned how to be adorable and lovable and uses those traits to engage the audience into every moment and story he shares. And what a surprise to discover, after sharing with us that he feared being dead was better than being gay, he learned how to accept and be himself through studying flamenco dance where he could express both his masculine and feminine sides beautifully. His pure joy when dancing shines brightly. Not sure how this show could have been better, other than adding in more dancing!"

sweet - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


"Yeah, when it comes to a one-man show you never know what you're gonna get. But once it gets started, you get sucked in. Powerful, private, moving, good time. There's my 'words' to describe it. At times you're so involved you wonder, is there an audience with me? The whole piece is laced with moments that'll stick with you. I loved the pacing- the flow between modern day & past memory of Adrian were perfectly executed this time. I knew EXACTLY where/when I was in his story. I love a show that'll make me cry, laugh and FEEL his life. Gonna watch it again if we can get tix"

sweet - Ces


Steve Chang
"This solo show is a lot of things - entertaining, touching, inspiring, and more. Adrian puts it all out there, delivering lots energy and sharing personal details about his life. You should see this show to witness the coming out of a bright and electric performer."

sweet - Steve Chang


"This show was fantastic! An incredible mixture of physical comedy, music, heart and riveting story telling. Adrian Eli morphs into numerous memorable characters with ease and has one laughing their butt off in one moment and choking up the next. I'm really glad I caught this show, and although it is staged simply, it was directed and acted impeccably with nary a dull moment. Catch this unique coming out tale before it's gone!!"

sweet - Mike Nelson


"Baby Boy is fantastic. I've seen it twice now and loved it even more the second time around. Adrian is an astounding performer and a joy to watch on stage. He engages with his audience in fun ways, and the show is paced well so it never feels boring or stale. Adrian brings so much to the stage in this show: joy & sadness, openness & self-consciousness, confidence & fear. But most of all, he brings himself. His personality, his passion, and his incredible story seep through every minute of this wonderful show!"

sweet - J M


"Adrian tells his story with such honesty. It is hilarious and heartbreaking, and at times even a little uncomfortable, the way all real stories are. His characters are fully fleshed, and his voice is warm and engaging. I loved every minute."

sweet - Joey Magnusson


"Absolutely amazing show. 60 minutes of pure entertainment. Every moment was extremely engaging. The amount of energy Adrian put into his show Baby Boy can be felt; the dancing, the characters he portrays, his emotional range, and how he captures so much of his life in such a poignant and heartfelt way is so very magical. I have to say it was one of the best shows I have ever seen!!"

sweet - Mariel Mickens


"Extremely well thought out and different characters performed to perfection. Dancing, singing, the music…. All so well done! A wonderfully written and performed show! Adrian had my attention from beginning to end. Many moments of laughter, joy, and also sadness fueled his show. Truth poured out and the beauty of his performance was overwhelming. Bravo!"

sweet - SP


"My only complaint with this piece is that after the fantastic open, the pacing at the beginning was slow and there was an entire section that was amusing, but contributed nothing to the overall message of the piece...But even with this drawback, Baby Boy is a highly enjoyable play by an exquisite performer."

sweet - Kat Michels - See It Or Skip It LA - ...read full review


"Baby Boy hooks you in right from the beginning and takes you on hilarious and heartfelt journey. You won't be disappointed! I laughed, I cried, I laughed to the point of crying. Adrian is a master of his craft and the world should see this!!"

sweet - Shawn Wagoner


"Lovely. Absolutely lovely! So much heart and soul. AND FUN. From guffawing to bawling, and back again, seamlessly. Adrian's ability to bare his big ol' baby boy heart on stage with such verve and sparkle, is captivating. This ain't your typical one man show sit and listen. This is entertainment that had me feeling like I was with him on the journey every second. I truly had a blast! Bravo!"

sweet - Sarah Cortez


"This show is perfection. The story is so real and touching, performed in a heartfelt yet funny way! Adrian manages to fill the stage every second of the show! I was engaged from beginning to end. In summary, you leave the show knowing how truly talented Adrian Eli is and how meticulous and magnificent Jenni Melear directed it. Beautiful!"

sweet - Lydiana Guzman


"The show was heartfelt and relatable. Adrian has a fantastic way of communicating emotion and his passion and energy is truly infectious. I laughed, I cried...I loved the show!"

sweet - Olga Chumak


"Through both humor and touching moments, Adrian gives us a window into what it's like for a nice Texas boy to come to terms with his homosexuality when living in a heterosexual world."

sweet - Phil Mazo


"This is hands down one of the greatest live performances I've ever seen and I've been to many Broadway shows. This is a contender with anything that's out right now. It's funny, poignant and fresh. From beginning to end you won't be able to take your eyes off of Adrian. I laughed, I cried and I cheered. It's a hero story like you've never seen. From the superb joke writing and delivery to the dance routines, and even some singing numbers, it's an unbelievably great experience. I will definitely be going back for another show!!!"

sweet - Kyle Monaghan


"This is a must see show! It's hilarious and touching at the same time. Adrian very honestly tells the story of his realization that he is gay, and how conflicted he was about accepting “Gaydrian,” as he calls him. He also dances Flamenco and sings a Paula Abdul song. Not to be missed."

sweet - Fareeba


"The show was amazing. Very heartfelt; hilarious, yet touching. The acting was incredible. Loved it!!"

sweet - Margarita Chumak


"WHAT I LIKED The story. It's a story that every human being can relate to. The humor. Adrian is one of the fucking funniest actors out in the world and his performance will have you holding your ribs. I also loved that Adrian evoked every human emotion out of me. I'm pretty sure this will be the world's last opportunity to watch Adrian before they really have to pay to see this transcendent talent. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE NOTHING. BEST PERFORMANCE I'VE SEEN THIS YEAR. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION The best show I've ever seen. I can't give away any spoilers other than you are out of your mind if you don't see this show. Adrian captivated the audience tonight and had everyone hanging on to every last word. His performance can only be described as your favorite actor's favorite actor's performance. HE'S THAT GOOD. SEE THIS SHOW. DON'T WASTE ANOTHER MINUTE."

sweet - Joseph Thompson


"Such a great show. I was so drawn into it from the second it started. So inspiring and I really appreciated how Adrian and Jenni used humor to talk about some painful life experiences! Can't wait to see what's next for Adrian Eli!"

sweet - Ravi Naidu


"Baby boy, has to be one of the most amazing shows I have seen on the fringe stage this year. From laughter to tears, the show will keep you on the edge of your seat. An outstanding performance. Not one to be missed, wishing them full houses throughout the run."

sweet - Emmanuelle Girard


"Adrian fills the stage with characters using every bone in his body. He takes you on a journey filled with love, laughter and breathtaking moments. I highly recommend. Wonderful show!"

sweet - Arturo


Shari Barrett
"Coming out stories of an autobiographical nature are always heartfelt, but Adrian Eli goes beyond that and shares his emotions from the depths of his soul. The fact that he has survived so much loss of loved ones and managed to stay true to himself fuels the energy of this show, not to mention how he emerges from his mother at the beginning of the show! From being the baby boy in his family, he definitely learned how to be adorable and lovable and uses those traits to engage the audience into every moment and story he shares. And what a surprise to discover, after sharing with us that he feared being dead was better than being gay, he learned how to accept and be himself through studying flamenco dance where he could express both his masculine and feminine sides beautifully. His pure joy when dancing shines brightly. Not sure how this show could have been better, other than adding in more dancing!"

sweet - Shari Barrett - ...read full review


"My only complaint with this piece is that after the fantastic open, the pacing at the beginning was slow and there was an entire section that was amusing, but contributed nothing to the overall message of the piece...But even with this drawback, Baby Boy is a highly enjoyable play by an exquisite performer."

sweet - Kat Michels - See It Or Skip It LA - ...read full review


"Mr. Elizondo is a deep breath of fresh air in our shallow culture of social media. Such a cutting, honest, endearing, and f*cking hilarious window into his unbelievable world. I hope this guy takes this show all over the world so others can see this refreshing comedic experience."

sweet - LM Dean


"This show is SO FUNNY. I didn't know what to expect with a one man show, but it really blew me away. Adrian is so talented and goes between characters so smoothly. I loved it!"

sweet - Liz Hall


"This show is so amazingly heartfelt, honest & makes you smile. Adrian's performance is outstanding. You will smile, probably cry, but leave with your heart filled!"

sweet - Angie S


"The word of mouth on this show was incredible, which can be a killer to any show, but not for Baby Boy! Even while waiting to enter the Flight theatre, patrons were discussing how they had heard about the show, that it was the "cannot miss" production at this years fringe, and I'm happy to say I can now attest to this statement. Adrian's story is relatable on several levels, it's a story of growing up and growing through. I was happy to hear that it received the Encore award if for no other reason then more people now have a chance to catch this must see show. A one person show is an undertaking that can be hit or miss, luckily Baby Boy hits all of the perfect notes! I haven't seen a one person show done any better than Baby Boy."

sweet - S Belmont


"Adrian's amazing story telling was so full of humor and honesty. He leads you through his journey out of the closet with such ease. It's like sitting down with a good friend that you never want to stop hanging out with. Such a special and wonderful performance!"

sweet - kiki u


"WOW!!! I love Adrian and I absolutely LOVE the show!!! Adrian does such a superb job of telling his story and getting the audience to feel every moment. I laughed...I cried...I laughed some more and cried some more!!! This is definitely a must see!!!"

sweet - Letty Elizondo


"There's a lot of one man shows in the LA theater scene but none are as thoughtful, entertaining or as painfully honest as “Baby Boy”. Adrian Eli is one of the most exciting undiscovered actors you're bound to come across and through “Baby Boy” you get an intimate and moving insight into the man behind the actor. His story is unique and timely, an intoxicating look at being true to yourself in an industry that will do everything to strip you of your identity. Adrian's ability to paint a picture, aided by the brilliant direction of Jenni Melear, is uncanny and mesmerizing. If you want to see an authentic, totally unpretentious one man show, see “Baby Boy”. You'll leaving feeling a little more human and a wanting even more from Adrian."

sweet - max swanson


"What a fun, beautiful show by such a talent! Baby Boy has it all -- comedy, drama, flamenco! Adrian Eli has such a mastery over his body and voice, and he is able to tell such an engaging story that is both incredibly moving and incredibly hilarious. I am admittedly a little resistant to seeing one-person shows, but I left the theatre saying, "this is one of the best one-man shows I've seen!" There's irreverence mixed with deep personal truth, which is a great combination to convey Eli's story. The music and lighting work well to complement the physical and emotional acrobatics Eli accomplishes on stage. Well worth the ticket price!"

sweet - AnonymousIsAWoman


"Baby Boy was an emotionally evoking grounded performance with the immense potential to move to the main stage. A raw, beautiful, tragic and humorous look at authenticity, hurt and bravery. A must see!"

sweet - ShoworksEntertainment


"AMAZING show! What a roller coaster ride of emotions. I laughed, and cried, and laughed some more, as did the rest of the audience. The show is a must see! Heartwarming, heart-breaking, and hilarious, all at once. Loved it!"

sweet - DJ


"LOVED this one man show! I laughed. I cried. I connected with the message. It was an all around great experience. Adrian's performance is powerful both emotionally and physically. With only a stage and two furniture props, I was transported to Texas, LA, and every setting that told his story. His performance with the use of body language, music, and timing made it all click. It was a journey that I was glad to be on and didn't want the 60 minutes to end. It is truly an inspiring, moving, and wonderful show to watch."

sweet - MAEGEN CADENA


"Seamless one man show!!! Loved every single minute of it and could have had so much more! Please make this into a movie / Netflix series."

sweet - Jessica Valenzuela


"This is a must see. Adrian has a way to bring you into his world and what brought him to his resolve as a person trying to figure out his place in society. He's very talented and he has a way to bring you in immediately on this roller coaster of his life. Thank you for sharing your story! Don't miss this!"

sweet - Hermie Castillo


"I absolutely enjoyed this show. It really touched my heart and made me laugh. Adrian Eli's performance is captivating and real. Great show!"

sweet - Victoria Garcia


"Best show hands down. You'll laugh, cry and love every minute of it! I'd see it over and over again. His story is told so well I pictured growing up with him. Baby boy you've done it you're shining like a star!"

sweet - Stephanie Arevalo


"

This show is incredible! I felt like I was in the presence of a real star in the making. Watching Adrian perform is a real joy, he is a true one-off with natural-born comedic ability. The direction, staging, writing, lighting, sound design, and dance choreography should have special mention. It really is a first-class production, culminating in a finish that didn't leave a dry eye in the house. I only wish this run was longer, so larger audiences can see this hilarious and touching human story.

"

sweet - S. Macleod


"I loved it! Such an inspiring solo show. I laughed so much, and it was also incredibly moving! Adrian is such a talented performer and his switches in between characters were flawless."

sweet - Ali M


"This is am amazing one man show. Touching, emotional, freaking hilarious; it has it all! Adrian Eli flows effortlessly through his life and the many interesting characters that populate it. While being almost wall-to-wall laughs, he also brings the audience through some heavy emotions, without cheapening either end of the human experience. Truly an awesome show!"

sweet - Melissa Galvin


"Saw baby boy with my fiance and it was super funny. Adrian is great storyteller and we both laughed quite a bit. Definitely worth seeing!"

sweet - MP


"What a great show! Adrian's talent is apparent from the very beginning. His characters evoke a wide range of emotions and will leave you enthralled. I recommend catching this show before it's too late!"

sweet - S L


"True life comedy by an amazing comedian and director duo. Simultaneously laughing and crying. Inspires you to live your authentic self. Sweetest."

sweet - Martha Marin


"This was so much more than a coming out story or coming of age story. It's truly a voyage of discovering who one is beyond one's sexual tendencies. Adrian truly shows us what a dynamic performer he is as well as showing off his incredible story telling skills. Funny, witty, poignant and even heartbreaking at times, Baby Boy is one man's honest look at himself and his journey thus far in his life. And it's done so masterfully, it really makes me want to know what comes next."

sweet - Jay Demopoulos


"Baby Boy is a light-hearted yet poignant story that had me both laughing and tearing up at the same time. Adrian Eli has an energy that brings the audience in and gives a personal glimpse of coming out and self acceptance. Make sure you see this show before it's run is over this Sunday!!"

sweet - Mike O'Brien


"This was my second time seeing this show and both times I left the theatre with sore cheeks from laughing so much!! This show is such a touching and hysterical journey that will leave you relishing in 90's nostalgia, laughing to the point of tears, and feeling all the feels at the poignant moments that touch your heart. A friend that I brought with me the second time turned to me after with tears in her eyes and said “that was the best show I have seen in Los Angeles” I highly recommend checking it out! Bravo Adrian!"

sweet - Sara Oliveri


"Adrian is a phenom! Baby Boy is fun from beginning to end! Every section brings up great joy, pain or sweet ass dance moves (Seriously, this guy can move!). The timing is solid, I'm pretty sure everyone in the packed house cried at least once and I can't wait for some sort of follow up from this guy! Well directed and performed, Baby Boy gets my vote! Congratulations to the whole team!!"

sweet - MoMo McMomo


"I laughed out loud and I cried...what more can you ask for? Adrian is a great performer, and I enjoyed getting a glimpse into his life. I highly recommend this show!"

sweet - Elena Phillips


"Adrian Eli is an enormous talent. He made me ugly-cry, he made me snort-laugh, he made me want to watch Saved By the Bell. (You'll understand that once you've seen the show.) Baby Boy tells a very personal story with charm, honesty, and flamenco. I loved Baby Boy. I think you will too!"

sweet - Jennifer Kaplan


"Absolutely brilliant! Hilarious and touching. I am not someone who likes theatre. I certainly don't like one man shows. I LOVED this. This guy has changed my perspective on live performance art."

sweet - Christopher Kohls


""Baby Boy is a great one-man play. It touches your heart. Adrian really pulls you into his world and makes you feel his joy and pain. You never know what someone is going through in their life. Sometimes the outside doesn't match how they feel and that can drive a person crazy. You have to be happy with yourself in who you are. Even if it may upset some people. I recommend people go see this play...You won't be disappointed""

sweet - Jacoby Richardson


"Yeah, when it comes to a one-man show you never know what you're gonna get. But once it gets started, you get sucked in. Powerful, private, moving, good time. There's my 'words' to describe it. At times you're so involved you wonder, is there an audience with me? The whole piece is laced with moments that'll stick with you. I loved the pacing- the flow between modern day & past memory of Adrian were perfectly executed this time. I knew EXACTLY where/when I was in his story. I love a show that'll make me cry, laugh and FEEL his life. Gonna watch it again if we can get tix"

sweet - Ces


Steve Chang
"This solo show is a lot of things - entertaining, touching, inspiring, and more. Adrian puts it all out there, delivering lots energy and sharing personal details about his life. You should see this show to witness the coming out of a bright and electric performer."

sweet - Steve Chang


"This show was fantastic! An incredible mixture of physical comedy, music, heart and riveting story telling. Adrian Eli morphs into numerous memorable characters with ease and has one laughing their butt off in one moment and choking up the next. I'm really glad I caught this show, and although it is staged simply, it was directed and acted impeccably with nary a dull moment. Catch this unique coming out tale before it's gone!!"

sweet - Mike Nelson


"Baby Boy is fantastic. I've seen it twice now and loved it even more the second time around. Adrian is an astounding performer and a joy to watch on stage. He engages with his audience in fun ways, and the show is paced well so it never feels boring or stale. Adrian brings so much to the stage in this show: joy & sadness, openness & self-consciousness, confidence & fear. But most of all, he brings himself. His personality, his passion, and his incredible story seep through every minute of this wonderful show!"

sweet - J M


"Adrian tells his story with such honesty. It is hilarious and heartbreaking, and at times even a little uncomfortable, the way all real stories are. His characters are fully fleshed, and his voice is warm and engaging. I loved every minute."

sweet - Joey Magnusson


"Absolutely amazing show. 60 minutes of pure entertainment. Every moment was extremely engaging. The amount of energy Adrian put into his show Baby Boy can be felt; the dancing, the characters he portrays, his emotional range, and how he captures so much of his life in such a poignant and heartfelt way is so very magical. I have to say it was one of the best shows I have ever seen!!"

sweet - Mariel Mickens


"Extremely well thought out and different characters performed to perfection. Dancing, singing, the music…. All so well done! A wonderfully written and performed show! Adrian had my attention from beginning to end. Many moments of laughter, joy, and also sadness fueled his show. Truth poured out and the beauty of his performance was overwhelming. Bravo!"

sweet - SP


"Baby Boy hooks you in right from the beginning and takes you on hilarious and heartfelt journey. You won't be disappointed! I laughed, I cried, I laughed to the point of crying. Adrian is a master of his craft and the world should see this!!"

sweet - Shawn Wagoner


"Lovely. Absolutely lovely! So much heart and soul. AND FUN. From guffawing to bawling, and back again, seamlessly. Adrian's ability to bare his big ol' baby boy heart on stage with such verve and sparkle, is captivating. This ain't your typical one man show sit and listen. This is entertainment that had me feeling like I was with him on the journey every second. I truly had a blast! Bravo!"

sweet - Sarah Cortez


"This show is perfection. The story is so real and touching, performed in a heartfelt yet funny way! Adrian manages to fill the stage every second of the show! I was engaged from beginning to end. In summary, you leave the show knowing how truly talented Adrian Eli is and how meticulous and magnificent Jenni Melear directed it. Beautiful!"

sweet - Lydiana Guzman


"The show was heartfelt and relatable. Adrian has a fantastic way of communicating emotion and his passion and energy is truly infectious. I laughed, I cried...I loved the show!"

sweet - Olga Chumak


"Through both humor and touching moments, Adrian gives us a window into what it's like for a nice Texas boy to come to terms with his homosexuality when living in a heterosexual world."

sweet - Phil Mazo


"This is hands down one of the greatest live performances I've ever seen and I've been to many Broadway shows. This is a contender with anything that's out right now. It's funny, poignant and fresh. From beginning to end you won't be able to take your eyes off of Adrian. I laughed, I cried and I cheered. It's a hero story like you've never seen. From the superb joke writing and delivery to the dance routines, and even some singing numbers, it's an unbelievably great experience. I will definitely be going back for another show!!!"

sweet - Kyle Monaghan


"This is a must see show! It's hilarious and touching at the same time. Adrian very honestly tells the story of his realization that he is gay, and how conflicted he was about accepting “Gaydrian,” as he calls him. He also dances Flamenco and sings a Paula Abdul song. Not to be missed."

sweet - Fareeba


"The show was amazing. Very heartfelt; hilarious, yet touching. The acting was incredible. Loved it!!"

sweet - Margarita Chumak


"WHAT I LIKED The story. It's a story that every human being can relate to. The humor. Adrian is one of the fucking funniest actors out in the world and his performance will have you holding your ribs. I also loved that Adrian evoked every human emotion out of me. I'm pretty sure this will be the world's last opportunity to watch Adrian before they really have to pay to see this transcendent talent. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE NOTHING. BEST PERFORMANCE I'VE SEEN THIS YEAR. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION The best show I've ever seen. I can't give away any spoilers other than you are out of your mind if you don't see this show. Adrian captivated the audience tonight and had everyone hanging on to every last word. His performance can only be described as your favorite actor's favorite actor's performance. HE'S THAT GOOD. SEE THIS SHOW. DON'T WASTE ANOTHER MINUTE."

sweet - Joseph Thompson


"Such a great show. I was so drawn into it from the second it started. So inspiring and I really appreciated how Adrian and Jenni used humor to talk about some painful life experiences! Can't wait to see what's next for Adrian Eli!"

sweet - Ravi Naidu


"Baby boy, has to be one of the most amazing shows I have seen on the fringe stage this year. From laughter to tears, the show will keep you on the edge of your seat. An outstanding performance. Not one to be missed, wishing them full houses throughout the run."

sweet - Emmanuelle Girard


"Adrian fills the stage with characters using every bone in his body. He takes you on a journey filled with love, laughter and breathtaking moments. I highly recommend. Wonderful show!"

sweet - Arturo