THE BOOK THAT I'M GOING TO WRITE, BY JUDY GARLAND

Critics

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Reviews: 3

Audience

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Reviews: 3

Judy Garland is angry. Tasked with dictating her memoirs alone to a tape recorder, the legend's life story quickly gives way to the searing inner-rage & personal revenge fantasies of a woman left robbed & broken by decades of abuse in Hollywood, now living the profound heartbreak of not being heard.

Reviews

Obviously what a one person show about Judy garland needs is a strong performer... this show is blessed with powerhouse Jason Powell

sweet - Bonnie Priever - ...read full review


The Book That I'm Going to Write, by Judy Garland is an idea that someone should have talked performer/creator Jason Powell out of.

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


The Book That I'm Going to Write by Judy Garland at the Hollywood Fringe Festival is probably not the show you thought it was going to be. Jason Powell, who did the adaptation and stars as Miss Garland, does not do the show in Garland drag.

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


Jason Powell embodies Judy Garland - itch tic, stutter, cough and sip from the glass. This show is unique - the passion, the depth and the success of the show rely on his ability to deliver, but not in a campy way. This is must-see-performance that deserves to have a spot at Encore!

sweet - Bobby Beus


A very impressive show. First of all I found it to be an interesting and original concept, as a play based on spoken word recordings. Even more impressive was how well it was executed. It's not easy to play a character, let alone an iconic celebrity. Jason is a fantastic actor. He became the character, moving effortlessly around the stage and speaking monologues as if they were his own internal thoughts. Hats off to you for this performance!

sweet - Steve Chang


WHAT I LIKED I liked that Jason didn't turn it into a campy parody and stayed true to Judy Garland's recordings from 1964 to 1967, introducing the audience into her living room and making us listen to the words just as she had recorded herself. Jason must have spent countless hours listening to Judy Garland's recordings to get the right rhythm and emotions expressed in her recordings. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE I wanted to hear some more of the actual recordings. I got a teaser at the opening but then it was all Jason from there on. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION Jason embodies Judy in such raw honesty that reveals a side of the actress that nobody cared to explore before. In her own words. In her terms.

sweet - Victor Sotomayor


Obviously what a one person show about Judy garland needs is a strong performer... this show is blessed with powerhouse Jason Powell

sweet - Bonnie Priever - ...read full review


The Book That I'm Going to Write, by Judy Garland is an idea that someone should have talked performer/creator Jason Powell out of.

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


The Book That I'm Going to Write by Judy Garland at the Hollywood Fringe Festival is probably not the show you thought it was going to be. Jason Powell, who did the adaptation and stars as Miss Garland, does not do the show in Garland drag.

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


Jason Powell embodies Judy Garland - itch tic, stutter, cough and sip from the glass. This show is unique - the passion, the depth and the success of the show rely on his ability to deliver, but not in a campy way. This is must-see-performance that deserves to have a spot at Encore!

sweet - Bobby Beus


A very impressive show. First of all I found it to be an interesting and original concept, as a play based on spoken word recordings. Even more impressive was how well it was executed. It's not easy to play a character, let alone an iconic celebrity. Jason is a fantastic actor. He became the character, moving effortlessly around the stage and speaking monologues as if they were his own internal thoughts. Hats off to you for this performance!

sweet - Steve Chang


WHAT I LIKED I liked that Jason didn't turn it into a campy parody and stayed true to Judy Garland's recordings from 1964 to 1967, introducing the audience into her living room and making us listen to the words just as she had recorded herself. Jason must have spent countless hours listening to Judy Garland's recordings to get the right rhythm and emotions expressed in her recordings. WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE I wanted to hear some more of the actual recordings. I got a teaser at the opening but then it was all Jason from there on. MY OVERALL IMPRESSION Jason embodies Judy in such raw honesty that reveals a side of the actress that nobody cared to explore before. In her own words. In her terms.

sweet - Victor Sotomayor