Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 1

First time at Fringe! Singer/comedienne Linden Waddell highlights the song parody genius of ALLAN SHERMAN's zany lyrics in this "taut, perfectly executed romp of a show!" (The Gardenia). Directed by Hollywood Fringe Festival veteran and multi-award winner Janet Miller, with live accompaniment by renowned Musical Director Marjorie Poe, this 55-minute cabaret concert delights Allan Sherman fans and newcomers by presenting some of his best-known works (Grammy Award-winning international hit "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh - A Letter From Camp") and also includes lesser-known material, sure to enlighten even the most diehard Sherman enthusiast. Sherman's fun, silly, droll songs are presented in a wacky and professional performance by Miss Linden Waddell (Shubert Theatre's CATS, Ahmanson Theatre's The Pirates of Penzance) whose golden voice, comic presence and versatility prompted these responses from CABARETSCENES: “terrifically entertaining” “an evening of solid laughter” “amazingly funny lyrics” “Waddell is in absolutely top form” “Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman” features standards and musical theatre classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin and Henry Mancini, plus traditional folk and pop songs. With inventive props, variety, even a pre-show quiz handout, “Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman” is a true crowd-pleaser for anyone who loves to laugh. “Weird Al” meets Bette Midler during HELLO AGAIN! THE SONGS OF ALLAN SHERMAN! For more information please visit the Hollywood Fringe Project Page http://hff17.com/4580

Reviews

Don Grigware

Fun, fun, fun! Remember the man with the terrible voice from the 60s? Allan B. Sherman and "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"? Well now, you can hear a woman, the prolific Linden Waddell perform the material and it's magical.

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


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Conceived, written and produced by Linden Waddell — who also performs, with Miller directing — "Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman" is exactly what it states itself to be, “a musical romp featuring the genius of Allan Sherman's parody lyrics.”

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


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Listening to the crowd, there was a mix of young and old, and you could tell who was where by who laughed at what. What this meant was that for many, the show was an introduction to an artist they had never heard before (sigh – this is what happens when Dr. D goes off the public airwaves — oh, mighty MET, where have you gone). The laughter was raucous, and the show was well received. This is a show that young and old will enjoy, although you might have to explain some of the references to the younger folk.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - CA Highways - ...read full review


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Outstanding! A must see at Hollywood Fringe Festival. Linden Waddell presents a hilarious and heartwarming tribute to Allan Sherman. Expertly performed with support from wonderful accompanist Marjorie Poe. Directed by Fringe veteran, the renown Janet Miller. Don't miss it!

sweet - Paul Tzanetopoulos


Don Grigware

Fun, fun, fun! Remember the man with the terrible voice from the 60s? Allan B. Sherman and "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah"? Well now, you can hear a woman, the prolific Linden Waddell perform the material and it's magical.

sweet - Don Grigware - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


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Conceived, written and produced by Linden Waddell — who also performs, with Miller directing — "Hello Again! The Songs of Allan Sherman" is exactly what it states itself to be, “a musical romp featuring the genius of Allan Sherman's parody lyrics.”

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


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Listening to the crowd, there was a mix of young and old, and you could tell who was where by who laughed at what. What this meant was that for many, the show was an introduction to an artist they had never heard before (sigh – this is what happens when Dr. D goes off the public airwaves — oh, mighty MET, where have you gone). The laughter was raucous, and the show was well received. This is a show that young and old will enjoy, although you might have to explain some of the references to the younger folk.

sweet - Daniel Faigin - CA Highways - ...read full review


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Outstanding! A must see at Hollywood Fringe Festival. Linden Waddell presents a hilarious and heartwarming tribute to Allan Sherman. Expertly performed with support from wonderful accompanist Marjorie Poe. Directed by Fringe veteran, the renown Janet Miller. Don't miss it!

sweet - Paul Tzanetopoulos