Public Comment, a New Musical

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Audience

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Reviews: 17

The City of Happymont is your typical small but growing city, and while the Happymont City Council tries to keep order and get business done, the Public, or at least those who participate in Public Comment, takes up the Council's time with Conspiracy theories, rants, and musical numbers. The council tries to get rid of Public Comment but the Public won't give it up without a fight. It all boils down to one man who has never spoken before giving the speech of his life and saving Public Comment.

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"Public Comment was bright and entertaining. "What is an Invocation?" started it off with energetic choreography and singing! Talented actors kept the show lively and we happen to be familiar with community City Council meetings so perhaps the scenes could be even funnier if not so realistic. A relevant serious community issue introduced toward the end would be inspiration to the Mayor to keep Public Comment. We won't stop being passionate about your play and wonderful actors because it makes an important point about citizenship and improving communities."

sweet - SUSAN C


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"Some of the characters were really fun, it made me laugh a lot! and I did not know about public comment in general, so it was educational too! I really enjoyed it !"

sweet - Giacomo S


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"This was a very interesting topic to do a musical about and I thought it was great! The topics were very entertaining and the over all message was very relevant. I thought the music ties it in really well, even in the black outs. The Pianist, Esin Ozlem Aydingoz was great! And all the actors portrayed their characters very well. I would recommend seeing it if they come to a town near you."

sweet - Alecia Scott


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"I loved this musical! The actors were a terrific ensemble cast, but Jake Cassman and Adam Sartain were particularly good. My favorite songs were Innvocation and Political Consequences. The show is a bit uneven, but it has all of the right ingredients to be a big hit!"

sweet - Elizabeth Reynolds


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"I thoroughly enjoyed the play. It's a terrific premise, especially for those of us who have attended city counsel meetings. I thought that What's An Invocation, Political Consequences and Can't Stop the Passion were excellent songs, and that Jake Cassman and Adam Sartain were the strongest performers. They play needs some tweaking, but i think it is a fine bit of theater and will recommend it to friends."

sweet - Ted Cassman


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"Public Comment is an incredibly fun show with an interesting, creative concept. It reminded me a great deal of "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!""

sweet - Caitlin Anders


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"I loved Public Comment! A refreshing new musical with great songs and characters and lots of heart. Adam Sartain is a stand out. A big cast with lots of talent. Funny and poignant."

sweet - Jack Nimble


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"The musical play was great...good concept of taking the usual boring public council meeting and make it come alive...good characters...good energy"

sweet - Debbie Holtorf


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"I really enjoyed the play. It was delightful! The characters were really good, and the music was so fun! I found myself humming the songs when I got home."

sweet - DOROTHY ARCHIE


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"First and foremost, I feel that I have to share the fact that this is my first review and most importantly that this was the first musical I have ever been to. With that being said, I walked in with an open mind...The show was hands down nothing short of amazing! I found myself engaged with every single character that at some point contributes to the overall ambience. I especially appreciated the Mayor, whose performance was spectacular. I truly recommend you all to go see this “Public Comment” or any of the shows these guys out together! Definitely worth the time!"

sweet - Charlie Lara


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"My husband and I had a wonderful time seeing this musical. It is funny and fun. The music was great and wow that cast can sing."

sweet - Ivon Millan


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"Public Comment is an extremely original idea. Right of the bat the first song gets you in the mood with a fun light hearted feel. It moves with a quick pace while keeping you watching and laughing until the final bow! Definitely worth a watch, in fact I have seen it more than once and it's even better second time!! Well done cast and crew!!"

sweet - Alex Stickroth


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"Enjoyed the show! Very relevant, interesting, and funny! It educated me in that I didn't know about public comments for real. Would have loved for it to be longer. The hippy girl was my favorite character but I loved them all. Great idea, good topic! Very happy I found it and was able to see it before it ended."

sweet - A Jones


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"Well written, well acted, well directed; an overall delight. An excellent team behind the show and a fun time all around."

sweet - Luke Oberholtzer


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"Some awesome talent pulled this production together. A good satire of bizarrely true events. Juan Hernandez's, as Councilmember Mark Lemkowski, hair-game would have been worth the ticket price alone!"

sweet - Carl Ritacco


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"A funny show! Put together vey well. I enjoyed seeing some of the more odd local residents requests and how it's handled. Along with some singing and dancing it's very entertaining!"

sweet - Ryan


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"All of the characters had unique perspectives and were played with distinction and enthusiasm. Good cast, good energy, fun song & dance. Public Comment makes light of the seemingly mundane events of a local government's public forum."

sweet - Mel Bolton


Patrick Chavis
"Public Comment is mildly entertaining but doesn't have enough substantial comedic drama to really last in the audience's mind."

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - Podcast - ...read full review


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"Recommended for anyone who's ever served on the GWNC or waited their turn to make a public comment."

sweet - Laura Foti Cohen - Larchmont Buzz - ...read full review


Patrick Chavis
"Public Comment is mildly entertaining but doesn't have enough substantial comedic drama to really last in the audience's mind."

sweet-sour - Patrick Chavis - LA Theatre Bites - Podcast - ...read full review


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"Recommended for anyone who's ever served on the GWNC or waited their turn to make a public comment."

sweet - Laura Foti Cohen - Larchmont Buzz - ...read full review


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"Public Comment was bright and entertaining. "What is an Invocation?" started it off with energetic choreography and singing! Talented actors kept the show lively and we happen to be familiar with community City Council meetings so perhaps the scenes could be even funnier if not so realistic. A relevant serious community issue introduced toward the end would be inspiration to the Mayor to keep Public Comment. We won't stop being passionate about your play and wonderful actors because it makes an important point about citizenship and improving communities."

sweet - SUSAN C


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"Some of the characters were really fun, it made me laugh a lot! and I did not know about public comment in general, so it was educational too! I really enjoyed it !"

sweet - Giacomo S


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"This was a very interesting topic to do a musical about and I thought it was great! The topics were very entertaining and the over all message was very relevant. I thought the music ties it in really well, even in the black outs. The Pianist, Esin Ozlem Aydingoz was great! And all the actors portrayed their characters very well. I would recommend seeing it if they come to a town near you."

sweet - Alecia Scott


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"I loved this musical! The actors were a terrific ensemble cast, but Jake Cassman and Adam Sartain were particularly good. My favorite songs were Innvocation and Political Consequences. The show is a bit uneven, but it has all of the right ingredients to be a big hit!"

sweet - Elizabeth Reynolds


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"I thoroughly enjoyed the play. It's a terrific premise, especially for those of us who have attended city counsel meetings. I thought that What's An Invocation, Political Consequences and Can't Stop the Passion were excellent songs, and that Jake Cassman and Adam Sartain were the strongest performers. They play needs some tweaking, but i think it is a fine bit of theater and will recommend it to friends."

sweet - Ted Cassman


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"Public Comment is an incredibly fun show with an interesting, creative concept. It reminded me a great deal of "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee!""

sweet - Caitlin Anders


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"I loved Public Comment! A refreshing new musical with great songs and characters and lots of heart. Adam Sartain is a stand out. A big cast with lots of talent. Funny and poignant."

sweet - Jack Nimble


Avatar
"The musical play was great...good concept of taking the usual boring public council meeting and make it come alive...good characters...good energy"

sweet - Debbie Holtorf


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"I really enjoyed the play. It was delightful! The characters were really good, and the music was so fun! I found myself humming the songs when I got home."

sweet - DOROTHY ARCHIE


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"First and foremost, I feel that I have to share the fact that this is my first review and most importantly that this was the first musical I have ever been to. With that being said, I walked in with an open mind...The show was hands down nothing short of amazing! I found myself engaged with every single character that at some point contributes to the overall ambience. I especially appreciated the Mayor, whose performance was spectacular. I truly recommend you all to go see this “Public Comment” or any of the shows these guys out together! Definitely worth the time!"

sweet - Charlie Lara


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"My husband and I had a wonderful time seeing this musical. It is funny and fun. The music was great and wow that cast can sing."

sweet - Ivon Millan


Avatar
"Public Comment is an extremely original idea. Right of the bat the first song gets you in the mood with a fun light hearted feel. It moves with a quick pace while keeping you watching and laughing until the final bow! Definitely worth a watch, in fact I have seen it more than once and it's even better second time!! Well done cast and crew!!"

sweet - Alex Stickroth


Avatar
"Enjoyed the show! Very relevant, interesting, and funny! It educated me in that I didn't know about public comments for real. Would have loved for it to be longer. The hippy girl was my favorite character but I loved them all. Great idea, good topic! Very happy I found it and was able to see it before it ended."

sweet - A Jones


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"Well written, well acted, well directed; an overall delight. An excellent team behind the show and a fun time all around."

sweet - Luke Oberholtzer


Avatar
"Some awesome talent pulled this production together. A good satire of bizarrely true events. Juan Hernandez's, as Councilmember Mark Lemkowski, hair-game would have been worth the ticket price alone!"

sweet - Carl Ritacco


Avatar
"A funny show! Put together vey well. I enjoyed seeing some of the more odd local residents requests and how it's handled. Along with some singing and dancing it's very entertaining!"

sweet - Ryan


Avatar
"All of the characters had unique perspectives and were played with distinction and enthusiasm. Good cast, good energy, fun song & dance. Public Comment makes light of the seemingly mundane events of a local government's public forum."

sweet - Mel Bolton