PLAY ON! A One-Woman Musical Romp with Shakespeare's Women

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A one-women modern day interpretation of Shakespeare's women told through song! Watch the trailer here:

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Creator and writer as well as performer, Trexler gives musical voice to the ladies of Shakespeare. She offers us a peek into the minds of some of the Bard's most complicated characters, from Juliet to Lady M. The result is a creative project that is exemplarily executed, thanks to Trexler's dynamic characters, soaring voice, and mastery of the piano.

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Ms. Trexler plays the piano passionately, while singing from the perspectives of iconic female characters from Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth and eight more of the Bard's plays. She takes us through a spectrum of emotions, with occasional dramatic pauses to provide pacing. Her lyrics are full of yearning and vibrant poetry, with descriptions of eyes “such a beautiful blue,” and hopeful refrains that “in our love we can be free.” She is a natural performer, imbuing every chord, melody and sung-out phrase with vibrant emotion.

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


Lanessa Long

Laura-Jo is a musical sensation and certainly someone to watch. Aside from being a tour de force as a musician, piano player, and vocalist, she is also a master of each Shakespearean character she portrays. As a songwriter and composer, she also managed to capture the essence of each heroine through her catchy motifs and slick melodic lines. Her transitions are fast, her presentation is witty, and her characters are well thought out and jam-packed with artistic subtlety and variety. Whether you know much about Shakespeare or not, this is a show that's not to miss. With a run-time of 45 minutes, there's no excuse not to see it. The performance, the lyrics, the structure, the story arc she was able to make through so many different characters that weren't connected, to begin with, she nails it.

sweet - Lanessa Long


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This one woman act is phenomenal. It starts out really good with some amazing singing and piano, but in the last half, she goes above and beyond with super intense character change ups. It blew my mind. Each character she played while singing and playing the piano was like an entirely different person. It's weird to see acts like this and wonder why the actress isn't on the big screen. This act was, so wow!

sweet - John Finkler


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Trexler's performance had all that you would expect from a Broadway show, with just the right amount of theatricality added to the songs to make them come alive and memorable.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


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WHAT I LIKED Laura's exquisite voice and song writing ability. The songs were so well written and performed. I left with a CD and now I can cry at the beauty of this show wherever I am. I was truly moved by Laura's construction of her characters. I also think the lights matched the colors of the names of the characters listed in the program; which was helpful. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE I think Laura might need to have a mic or the audience should sit closer since she is always at the piano and never off the platform. I would like a little bit of dialogue for the characters between their songs or maybe it can be sprinkled into the songs. I know Shakespeare but I am rusty. It also might be nice to have a little sign of what character we are seeing next so we don't need to look at the program MY OVERALL IMPRESSION A truly beautiful and moving piece of musical theatre. One of the greatest new musicals of our time.

sweet - Rebecca Walach


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I was blown away by this show! I had no idea that I was in for the best hour of nonstop entertainment I'd experienced in a long time. The songs are so creative and unique. Laura Jo has a fabulous voice! Her vocal range and styles are like nothing I've heard before from the same singer. She is multi talented! Her singing and acting chops are fantastic , then she plays the piano incredibly well! And she wrote and composed all of the music! She is a true one woman show! She drew me in with her characters of Shakespeare's women. I bought her soundtrack CD so I can enjoy it over and over. Don't miss out on seeing this gem of a show! You will love it!

sweet - Kathryn Rohling


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Wow, she does it all! Laura Jo Trexler put on a highly entertaining show that left me begging for more. I was thrilled with the variation of musical genres from song to song. Her powerful voice soared through the theater over her beautiful piano playing classical, sultry jazz, gritty saloon/parlor country, even rapping, with laughs along the way. I loved every minute of it, and even picked up a copy of the soundtrack for future listening

sweet - Scott O'Donnell


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Laura Jo Trexler takes us through a roller coaster romp of emotions and comedy with Shakespeare's women (one sonnet, other famous characters from major plays). You live through the unloved daughter (Ophelia), the sexy lover (Beatrice), the rapping Lady Macbeth, and a gay Viola (If I'm remembering correctly). The creativity of the show and its scope make it a moment-by-moment surprise, magical, very funny and moving. And honestly, Laura Jo can SING. And play the piano, even with just one hand. This is a not-to-be-missed fringe experience. So glad I saw the show!

sweet - Lyralen Kaye


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Creator and writer as well as performer, Trexler gives musical voice to the ladies of Shakespeare. She offers us a peek into the minds of some of the Bard's most complicated characters, from Juliet to Lady M. The result is a creative project that is exemplarily executed, thanks to Trexler's dynamic characters, soaring voice, and mastery of the piano.

sweet - Julia Stier - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Ms. Trexler plays the piano passionately, while singing from the perspectives of iconic female characters from Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth and eight more of the Bard's plays. She takes us through a spectrum of emotions, with occasional dramatic pauses to provide pacing. Her lyrics are full of yearning and vibrant poetry, with descriptions of eyes “such a beautiful blue,” and hopeful refrains that “in our love we can be free.” She is a natural performer, imbuing every chord, melody and sung-out phrase with vibrant emotion.

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


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Trexler's performance had all that you would expect from a Broadway show, with just the right amount of theatricality added to the songs to make them come alive and memorable.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


Lanessa Long

Laura-Jo is a musical sensation and certainly someone to watch. Aside from being a tour de force as a musician, piano player, and vocalist, she is also a master of each Shakespearean character she portrays. As a songwriter and composer, she also managed to capture the essence of each heroine through her catchy motifs and slick melodic lines. Her transitions are fast, her presentation is witty, and her characters are well thought out and jam-packed with artistic subtlety and variety. Whether you know much about Shakespeare or not, this is a show that's not to miss. With a run-time of 45 minutes, there's no excuse not to see it. The performance, the lyrics, the structure, the story arc she was able to make through so many different characters that weren't connected, to begin with, she nails it.

sweet - Lanessa Long


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This one woman act is phenomenal. It starts out really good with some amazing singing and piano, but in the last half, she goes above and beyond with super intense character change ups. It blew my mind. Each character she played while singing and playing the piano was like an entirely different person. It's weird to see acts like this and wonder why the actress isn't on the big screen. This act was, so wow!

sweet - John Finkler


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WHAT I LIKED Laura's exquisite voice and song writing ability. The songs were so well written and performed. I left with a CD and now I can cry at the beauty of this show wherever I am. I was truly moved by Laura's construction of her characters. I also think the lights matched the colors of the names of the characters listed in the program; which was helpful. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE I think Laura might need to have a mic or the audience should sit closer since she is always at the piano and never off the platform. I would like a little bit of dialogue for the characters between their songs or maybe it can be sprinkled into the songs. I know Shakespeare but I am rusty. It also might be nice to have a little sign of what character we are seeing next so we don't need to look at the program MY OVERALL IMPRESSION A truly beautiful and moving piece of musical theatre. One of the greatest new musicals of our time.

sweet - Rebecca Walach


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I was blown away by this show! I had no idea that I was in for the best hour of nonstop entertainment I'd experienced in a long time. The songs are so creative and unique. Laura Jo has a fabulous voice! Her vocal range and styles are like nothing I've heard before from the same singer. She is multi talented! Her singing and acting chops are fantastic , then she plays the piano incredibly well! And she wrote and composed all of the music! She is a true one woman show! She drew me in with her characters of Shakespeare's women. I bought her soundtrack CD so I can enjoy it over and over. Don't miss out on seeing this gem of a show! You will love it!

sweet - Kathryn Rohling


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Wow, she does it all! Laura Jo Trexler put on a highly entertaining show that left me begging for more. I was thrilled with the variation of musical genres from song to song. Her powerful voice soared through the theater over her beautiful piano playing classical, sultry jazz, gritty saloon/parlor country, even rapping, with laughs along the way. I loved every minute of it, and even picked up a copy of the soundtrack for future listening

sweet - Scott O'Donnell


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Laura Jo Trexler takes us through a roller coaster romp of emotions and comedy with Shakespeare's women (one sonnet, other famous characters from major plays). You live through the unloved daughter (Ophelia), the sexy lover (Beatrice), the rapping Lady Macbeth, and a gay Viola (If I'm remembering correctly). The creativity of the show and its scope make it a moment-by-moment surprise, magical, very funny and moving. And honestly, Laura Jo can SING. And play the piano, even with just one hand. This is a not-to-be-missed fringe experience. So glad I saw the show!

sweet - Lyralen Kaye