Balls' ON

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 25

A One Woman Show by Katt Balsan, directed by the late Gary Austin, Founder and Original Artistic Director of The Groundlings, Produced by E.R. Ruiz.

Follow Fate and Destiny as they're working on their "Earth Being" of the day; Katt Balsan pronounced "Balls' ON".

“Balls' ON” will take you on a journey from France to America with a medley of 25 different characters brought to life through Katt's real life adventures! Opens June 2 at The Broadwater Studio -1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038 during the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018.

Beware of cultural shock, explicit language and breaking stereotypes.

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Reviews

"Kat Balsan is a powerhouse entertainer! She is a master of becoming different characters and slipping flawlessly from one to the next and back again. Her message is thought provoking. I haven't stopped thinking about her and her show. I loved her characters, her energy and her immeasurable talent. Those blue eyes are like lasers. She's so adorable and funny and honest and charming and talented and a sweet heart! I would love to see Kat in a bigger theater, have more performances because I want to see it again and bring my friends!"

sweet - Baila Romm


Lanessa Long
"Katt is instantly loveable. She is quite the entertainer, through her hilarious characters, and poignant stories. I loved the recurring characters of destiny and fate, and thought this was a beautiful, energetic, fun, at times heartbreaking, at times hopeful, and all the time engaging show. An autobiographical show that was very easy to find things to connect to in, because of how effortlessly Katt shared her heart with the audience."

sweet - Lanessa Long


"The packed venue gave Katt Balsan all the energy she needed to turn in a wonderful performance, making us very glad we had chosen to attend her show. Balsan herself is a ball of energy, and that energy washed over the audience like a tidal wave, completing the circle."

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


Steve Chang
"Katt is an exciting, dynamic performer to watch. There's never a dull moment as she shares personal stories, transforms into different characters, and makes use of the space through dance and physical act outs. She has an endearing personality and this show is a perfect showcase for her talents. Très bon!"

sweet - Steve Chang


"In our lives, it is a rare and lucky occasion to meet a friend who will hold your hand when you're in need. Balls'on gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling knowing about the director and the unfortunate time of his passing, and Katt who chose to continue where he left off. As an immigrant myself, I also went through a culture shock and connected with her story as an Asian-American woman. The play takes on a very vulgar, entertaining tone augmented by Katt's fantastic acting ability which engaged the audience throughout. What a truly outstanding solo performance. This is among the top of the Fringe shows I've seen and I'd recommend to everyone. (Well, age 18+ of course.)"

sweet - Soo Chyun


"I've read reviews and as I can't express my impressions that well I'm just gonna say: run see the show, it was so touching and untertaining. Loved it!"

sweet - Fabrules


"A funny, eye-opening, energetic show that left me truly engaged. Centered with a great performance, funny antics, touching and hard hitting pieces of reality all coming together beautifully."

sweet - Matthew Robinson


"Real, raw, and inspiring Katt Balsan is a force of nature. Come along for a stirring and emotional journey from France to Los Angeles. Brave, tough, and joyful. leaving this show will make you want to take on the world. Kat is such vibrant and energetic performer, you are immediately captivated by her presence. Do not miss the opportunity to catch this show."

sweet - Mike Reyes


"Writer/Performer Katt Balsan is a force of a singular nature. You can catch her through the end of June in her one-woman show, "Balls' ON," at The Broadwater Studio during Fringe 2018. Any theatre-goer thirsting for entertainment, inhabiting an even mix of candor, fun, simplicity and drama, should put a check mark next to this title on their “Definitely See” Fringe show list."

sweet - Darwyn Carson - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


"Her production is amusing, engaging and insightful...She is a vibrant, talented entertainer. Recommend"

sweet - Bob Rich - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


"Balls'on is beautifully crafted and performed and Katt is amazing. At times I was moved, other times intrigued or laughing my head off. Katt's performance is bold, funny and fearless. She found humor and lightness even when weaving in the show really personal heavy experiences. I was really touched by her truth and honesty and I loved how silly and funny she allowed herself to be."

sweet - Alexandra Guerineaud


"WHAT I LIKED I enjoyed the moments where she explains her humble beginnings while in Paris, especially while working as a customer service rep (since I was one, too). I loved her impressions (her father, Fate and Destiny, the people she met in LA and her New New and Southerner accent are hilarious) Favorite line: (Cursing in French, followed by:) “Pardon my French” WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE Only criticism for Katt is that it was unclear who Destiny and Fate were at the beginning of the show, it wasn't until the second or third time that I understood who they were. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION Balls On is about a French woman who comes to Los Angeles in search of her dream as Destiny and Fate had to rearrange her trajectory quite a few times until she found true love and a mentor who inspired her to do her one woman show at the Fringe."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


Jim Vejvoda
"Kat rocks! What a great solo show. Tough, funny, confessional and unique. It's all her. She IS the show. What a helluva physical performance, from her dancing to her expressions, multiple characters and accents … so much energy! I got tired just crossing Santa Monica and Vine to feed the meter! But it's the mix of sweet and sadness, the funny and the tragic that really gets you. See this show!"

sweet - Jim Vejvoda


"Fantastic show! Katt is super talented and fearless. Such a grounded, present performance that made me laugh but also maintained its depth, poignancy and humanity. Katt is a very versatile performer and she managed to present and original and funny twist on a timeless subject matter."

sweet - Elizabeth Quinn


"One moment she is a French pixie, the next a young woman who brings us on some harrowing dark journeys with her. We are so glad she came through safely with such a zest for life. The light on the stage loves her uniquely beautiful face--so expressive and unpredictable. This show is at times so funny and very intimate. I didn't want it to end."

sweet - bridget hollander


"This girl is a star! Her story is compelling, funny, relatable. She takes you on a ride unlike anything else you've experienced and along the way you find yourself cheering her on! Go see it!"

sweet - Kate White


"I have seen every one of her shows and can't wait to go back for more. She is an experience to remember and you wouldn't want to forget. Katt is a woman of passion and you can see it on her face through the show. She shows you her life with her heart and makes you fall in love with her story."

sweet - Lorita Meg


"This is a fresh kind of One Woman Show. Katt crams so many emotions and experiences--pivoting quickly so the audience wonders what will happen next. All the while you are captivated by her cherubic, beautifully expressive face. Its fun being in France with her when she was little.Sometimes, her stories are a bit harrowing, so we are so relieved to see her standing here, charming, confident and safe! Didn't want it to end."

sweet - bridget hollander


"An extraordinary experience full of emotions, detailing the life of Katt Balsan's journey from France to the states. You can feel the directorial influences from the late Gary Austin, mixing stand-up and improv within a well crafted story. Pure originality. I laughed, I cried & I got my Balls'ON! Lol"

sweet - Eddy Ruiz


"I saw Katt's original "work in progress" at Club Costalotta and was blown away then! Now that it's a full on (Balls On) show..I'm even more blown away. I can't wait to see it again! Her writing is so raw and honest. It's hilarious and touching at the same time. Her comedic timing is brilliant (all the time). The way she moves is beautiful. Katt is a ?! Gary would be so proud! ?"

sweet - Matt Cannon


"Balls' On is an amazing name for this show. Katt's very "ballsy" her approach and fearless on stage. She takes us on a journey from the South of France to America and is very honest about her experiences. I've seen this show four times, and the rollercoaster of emotions from laughing to crying to thinking was terrific. After watching this my friends and I had in-depth discussions about the meaning and messages Katt portrayed. I highly recommend this for all adults."

sweet - QueenKali


"“BALLS ON” is an honest look into the rich inner life of a true artist, a real woman. The performance Katt's gifts her audience with is liken to watching a great painter create a rainbow using broad, bold, colorful strokes. Katt's energetic delivery will leave you wanting to dance right through any inner criticism you struggle with. You will not soon forget Katt in her one woman show. Audrey Moore, LA Actors Institute"

sweet - Audrey Moore


"This girl never gives you a dull moment. The show is an energetic roller coaster ride. She takes you up really high and she drops you really low. She has found the besy way to communicate her life story to us."

sweet - Rich Lester


"This show is a rollercoaster! It's impressive to see all these characters come to life, as Katt brings so much energy on stage. A moving journey from France to America punctuated by musical numbers and French grumpiness... Don't miss it!"

sweet - Monica Gozalbo


"Balls' On is a blend of emotions, as it is both entertaining, funny and moving. It is also a cultural shock embodied by various characters, both French and American. It is different in its form from any other one-woman show I've seen in LA, I had a great time and I highly recommend it!"

sweet - Celine Nyanga


"Very good show.. ! ? incredible scene. funny .. sweet ... great ... to see absolutely because crazy laugh guaranteed. An incredible presence worthy of a great actress. people will love it and enjoy this spectacle.. ??????"

sweet - Laura Vanoli


"You will love this show. It's different from all the others: it's not really american, it's not quite French! It's sometimes funny sometimes very emotional. Katt speaks about her life in the US, interacts with the audience. I think every person who has the opportunity to go should not miss Balls On."

sweet - Natacha Houtcieff


"Loved this very creative show! Katt Balsan is a female Charlie Chaplin. This is a show I could go see again and again."

sweet - Frank Cavestani


"The packed venue gave Katt Balsan all the energy she needed to turn in a wonderful performance, making us very glad we had chosen to attend her show. Balsan herself is a ball of energy, and that energy washed over the audience like a tidal wave, completing the circle."

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


"Writer/Performer Katt Balsan is a force of a singular nature. You can catch her through the end of June in her one-woman show, "Balls' ON," at The Broadwater Studio during Fringe 2018. Any theatre-goer thirsting for entertainment, inhabiting an even mix of candor, fun, simplicity and drama, should put a check mark next to this title on their “Definitely See” Fringe show list."

sweet - Darwyn Carson - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


"Her production is amusing, engaging and insightful...She is a vibrant, talented entertainer. Recommend"

sweet - Bob Rich - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


"Kat Balsan is a powerhouse entertainer! She is a master of becoming different characters and slipping flawlessly from one to the next and back again. Her message is thought provoking. I haven't stopped thinking about her and her show. I loved her characters, her energy and her immeasurable talent. Those blue eyes are like lasers. She's so adorable and funny and honest and charming and talented and a sweet heart! I would love to see Kat in a bigger theater, have more performances because I want to see it again and bring my friends!"

sweet - Baila Romm


Lanessa Long
"Katt is instantly loveable. She is quite the entertainer, through her hilarious characters, and poignant stories. I loved the recurring characters of destiny and fate, and thought this was a beautiful, energetic, fun, at times heartbreaking, at times hopeful, and all the time engaging show. An autobiographical show that was very easy to find things to connect to in, because of how effortlessly Katt shared her heart with the audience."

sweet - Lanessa Long


Steve Chang
"Katt is an exciting, dynamic performer to watch. There's never a dull moment as she shares personal stories, transforms into different characters, and makes use of the space through dance and physical act outs. She has an endearing personality and this show is a perfect showcase for her talents. Très bon!"

sweet - Steve Chang


"In our lives, it is a rare and lucky occasion to meet a friend who will hold your hand when you're in need. Balls'on gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling knowing about the director and the unfortunate time of his passing, and Katt who chose to continue where he left off. As an immigrant myself, I also went through a culture shock and connected with her story as an Asian-American woman. The play takes on a very vulgar, entertaining tone augmented by Katt's fantastic acting ability which engaged the audience throughout. What a truly outstanding solo performance. This is among the top of the Fringe shows I've seen and I'd recommend to everyone. (Well, age 18+ of course.)"

sweet - Soo Chyun


"I've read reviews and as I can't express my impressions that well I'm just gonna say: run see the show, it was so touching and untertaining. Loved it!"

sweet - Fabrules


"A funny, eye-opening, energetic show that left me truly engaged. Centered with a great performance, funny antics, touching and hard hitting pieces of reality all coming together beautifully."

sweet - Matthew Robinson


"Real, raw, and inspiring Katt Balsan is a force of nature. Come along for a stirring and emotional journey from France to Los Angeles. Brave, tough, and joyful. leaving this show will make you want to take on the world. Kat is such vibrant and energetic performer, you are immediately captivated by her presence. Do not miss the opportunity to catch this show."

sweet - Mike Reyes


"Balls'on is beautifully crafted and performed and Katt is amazing. At times I was moved, other times intrigued or laughing my head off. Katt's performance is bold, funny and fearless. She found humor and lightness even when weaving in the show really personal heavy experiences. I was really touched by her truth and honesty and I loved how silly and funny she allowed herself to be."

sweet - Alexandra Guerineaud


"WHAT I LIKED I enjoyed the moments where she explains her humble beginnings while in Paris, especially while working as a customer service rep (since I was one, too). I loved her impressions (her father, Fate and Destiny, the people she met in LA and her New New and Southerner accent are hilarious) Favorite line: (Cursing in French, followed by:) “Pardon my French” WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE Only criticism for Katt is that it was unclear who Destiny and Fate were at the beginning of the show, it wasn't until the second or third time that I understood who they were. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION Balls On is about a French woman who comes to Los Angeles in search of her dream as Destiny and Fate had to rearrange her trajectory quite a few times until she found true love and a mentor who inspired her to do her one woman show at the Fringe."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


Jim Vejvoda
"Kat rocks! What a great solo show. Tough, funny, confessional and unique. It's all her. She IS the show. What a helluva physical performance, from her dancing to her expressions, multiple characters and accents … so much energy! I got tired just crossing Santa Monica and Vine to feed the meter! But it's the mix of sweet and sadness, the funny and the tragic that really gets you. See this show!"

sweet - Jim Vejvoda


"Fantastic show! Katt is super talented and fearless. Such a grounded, present performance that made me laugh but also maintained its depth, poignancy and humanity. Katt is a very versatile performer and she managed to present and original and funny twist on a timeless subject matter."

sweet - Elizabeth Quinn


"One moment she is a French pixie, the next a young woman who brings us on some harrowing dark journeys with her. We are so glad she came through safely with such a zest for life. The light on the stage loves her uniquely beautiful face--so expressive and unpredictable. This show is at times so funny and very intimate. I didn't want it to end."

sweet - bridget hollander


"This girl is a star! Her story is compelling, funny, relatable. She takes you on a ride unlike anything else you've experienced and along the way you find yourself cheering her on! Go see it!"

sweet - Kate White


"I have seen every one of her shows and can't wait to go back for more. She is an experience to remember and you wouldn't want to forget. Katt is a woman of passion and you can see it on her face through the show. She shows you her life with her heart and makes you fall in love with her story."

sweet - Lorita Meg


"This is a fresh kind of One Woman Show. Katt crams so many emotions and experiences--pivoting quickly so the audience wonders what will happen next. All the while you are captivated by her cherubic, beautifully expressive face. Its fun being in France with her when she was little.Sometimes, her stories are a bit harrowing, so we are so relieved to see her standing here, charming, confident and safe! Didn't want it to end."

sweet - bridget hollander


"An extraordinary experience full of emotions, detailing the life of Katt Balsan's journey from France to the states. You can feel the directorial influences from the late Gary Austin, mixing stand-up and improv within a well crafted story. Pure originality. I laughed, I cried & I got my Balls'ON! Lol"

sweet - Eddy Ruiz


"I saw Katt's original "work in progress" at Club Costalotta and was blown away then! Now that it's a full on (Balls On) show..I'm even more blown away. I can't wait to see it again! Her writing is so raw and honest. It's hilarious and touching at the same time. Her comedic timing is brilliant (all the time). The way she moves is beautiful. Katt is a ?! Gary would be so proud! ?"

sweet - Matt Cannon


"Balls' On is an amazing name for this show. Katt's very "ballsy" her approach and fearless on stage. She takes us on a journey from the South of France to America and is very honest about her experiences. I've seen this show four times, and the rollercoaster of emotions from laughing to crying to thinking was terrific. After watching this my friends and I had in-depth discussions about the meaning and messages Katt portrayed. I highly recommend this for all adults."

sweet - QueenKali


"“BALLS ON” is an honest look into the rich inner life of a true artist, a real woman. The performance Katt's gifts her audience with is liken to watching a great painter create a rainbow using broad, bold, colorful strokes. Katt's energetic delivery will leave you wanting to dance right through any inner criticism you struggle with. You will not soon forget Katt in her one woman show. Audrey Moore, LA Actors Institute"

sweet - Audrey Moore


"This girl never gives you a dull moment. The show is an energetic roller coaster ride. She takes you up really high and she drops you really low. She has found the besy way to communicate her life story to us."

sweet - Rich Lester


"This show is a rollercoaster! It's impressive to see all these characters come to life, as Katt brings so much energy on stage. A moving journey from France to America punctuated by musical numbers and French grumpiness... Don't miss it!"

sweet - Monica Gozalbo


"Balls' On is a blend of emotions, as it is both entertaining, funny and moving. It is also a cultural shock embodied by various characters, both French and American. It is different in its form from any other one-woman show I've seen in LA, I had a great time and I highly recommend it!"

sweet - Celine Nyanga


"Very good show.. ! ? incredible scene. funny .. sweet ... great ... to see absolutely because crazy laugh guaranteed. An incredible presence worthy of a great actress. people will love it and enjoy this spectacle.. ??????"

sweet - Laura Vanoli


"You will love this show. It's different from all the others: it's not really american, it's not quite French! It's sometimes funny sometimes very emotional. Katt speaks about her life in the US, interacts with the audience. I think every person who has the opportunity to go should not miss Balls On."

sweet - Natacha Houtcieff


"Loved this very creative show! Katt Balsan is a female Charlie Chaplin. This is a show I could go see again and again."

sweet - Frank Cavestani