"I Wanna Be Evil: The Story of Eartha Kitt"

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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From croaker sack to Chinchilla, Orson Welles called Kitt “the most exciting woman in the world”. In 1968 she was blacklisted for making the 1st Lady cry. “I Wanna Be Evil” chronicles Eartha's kinship with James Dean, her affairs with Revlon and her volatile relationship with Hollywood.

Reviews

MoniqueLeBleu
"This is an astonishing show from start to finish! Jenelle Randall's Eartha Kitt is on target both in interview vocal inflection, tone, and quality, as well as in her song vocals. With a live band and singing top hits like "C'est Si Bon," " Let's Do It "and of course, "I Want To Be Evil," and more, Randall makes gentle use of the famous Cat Woman's famous trilling purr, while presenting Kitt's best and most tragic historical aspects of her life in interview-style story. I should note here that there are no extensions and no idea of when the show might return. However, this show was sold out every night and with good reason. If you find it, see it!"

sweet - Monique LeBleu - LA Beat - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"From the moment Jenelle Lynn Randall appeared at the top of the Studio C staircase, there was magic in the air as she descended with great style and bravado to share the life, music, and oversized personality of Eartha Kitt. As the writer, creator and executive producer of the Fringe 2019 show, it's easy to realize you are watching an incredibly talented artist perform her dream role from start to finish!"

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Rob Stevens
"It’s a sobering as well as laugh-filled 50 minutes as Randall totally embodies Kitt, from rolling her R’s as if they were tires to sensually playing with the men in the audience as well as her interviewer."

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


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"From her first appearance from the top of the stairs until the closing credits, Jenelle Lynn Randall embodies Eartha Kitt persona in such an electrifying way that I had to pinch myself to remind me I was watching a Fringe show rather than the multifaceted and outspoken artist that “made Lady Byrd cry” with her wit, her charm and her unspoiled gender. A tour de force in every way, Eartha Kitt will have you gagging but also reflecting on political and social issues that still exist in today, like they did in the 60’s and 70’s."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


MoniqueLeBleu
"This is an astonishing show from start to finish! Jenelle Randall's Eartha Kitt is on target both in interview vocal inflection, tone, and quality, as well as in her song vocals. With a live band and singing top hits like "C'est Si Bon," " Let's Do It "and of course, "I Want To Be Evil," and more, Randall makes gentle use of the famous Cat Woman's famous trilling purr, while presenting Kitt's best and most tragic historical aspects of her life in interview-style story. I should note here that there are no extensions and no idea of when the show might return. However, this show was sold out every night and with good reason. If you find it, see it!"

sweet - Monique LeBleu - LA Beat - ...read full review


Shari Barrett
"From the moment Jenelle Lynn Randall appeared at the top of the Studio C staircase, there was magic in the air as she descended with great style and bravado to share the life, music, and oversized personality of Eartha Kitt. As the writer, creator and executive producer of the Fringe 2019 show, it's easy to realize you are watching an incredibly talented artist perform her dream role from start to finish!"

sweet - Shari Barrett - Broadway World - ...read full review


Rob Stevens
"It’s a sobering as well as laugh-filled 50 minutes as Randall totally embodies Kitt, from rolling her R’s as if they were tires to sensually playing with the men in the audience as well as her interviewer."

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


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"From her first appearance from the top of the stairs until the closing credits, Jenelle Lynn Randall embodies Eartha Kitt persona in such an electrifying way that I had to pinch myself to remind me I was watching a Fringe show rather than the multifaceted and outspoken artist that “made Lady Byrd cry” with her wit, her charm and her unspoiled gender. A tour de force in every way, Eartha Kitt will have you gagging but also reflecting on political and social issues that still exist in today, like they did in the 60’s and 70’s."

sweet - Victor Sotomayor