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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
a Comedy/Drama
CATEGORY : COMEDY DRAMA
by Ernest Zulia, original scores by David Caldwell

COMPANY : ACT1 [WEBSITE]
VENUE : ACT1 Theater [WEBSITE]
ID# 1546

SHOWING : March 03, 2006 - March 25, 2006

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heart-warming look at what is profound in everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague, from L.A. to D.C. These stories celebrate our very existance from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age. Kindergarten is a sure hit for almost any performing group.

"Heartwarming, charming, funny and touching.
The stories are about all of us."
- National Public Radio

"A refreshingly intimate combination of theatre
and storytelling. Gentle... funny... joyous.
Sparks of recognition ignited the audience."
- The Chicago Sun-Times


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Lisa Matchen
Cynthia Cynthia Cobb
Terri Terri James
Paul Paul Komorner
Lee Lee Lasseter
Narrator Lisa Matchen
Kerry Kerry McKenzie
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REVIEWS

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Chicken Soup for the MAT Awards Judge's Soul
by Okely Dokely
Saturday, May 5, 2007
NR
This production closed more than a year ago. I couldn't review it then because I did some judging for the MAT awards, and this was one of the shows I had to go see and judge. Since it closed so long ago, I'm going to rate this NR and keep this review brief.

It was pretty good. A little amateurish, but what can you expect when you have a show with the word "Kindergarten" in the title. This seems to be made for cute little theatres like ACT 1. It would seem so out-of-place on, say, the main stage of the Alliance with, say, Tom Key, Chris Kayser, Carolyn Cook, and Kenny Leon.

The sweetness of the stories made up for what was lackluster about the production. Just one thing I feel I need to mention so ACT 1 can consider this in the future: this production really could have used a Music Director. I don't remember seeing one credited in the program. There was a little bit of singing in the show, and it was all unison (except for Terri James singing a third above everybody else in the last held note). When there would occasionally be a back-up harmony, it was a unison harmony, if that makes sense. Everyone was singing the exact same notes. It would have been so much more effective had they gotten somebody - like a musical arranger, or whatever they're called - to write some harmonies and beef up the song. That was my main thing, and something I hope they'll think about.

Otherwise, nice job. I left the theater feeling good. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]
by MarvinMartian
So, does this mean we'll soon be seeing your reviews on all of last year's MAT shows?
If you build it, he will come by Okely Dokely
If that's what you want, that's what I'll do.
Alright then by Parrott65
Mark,
Just make sure you're a lot nicer on here regarding Jim's character in "Man Who Came to Dinner" than you said to me on the phone. I mean you were pretty brutal if you ask me and I didn't realize that he made you as nauseated as you said you were until you told me that he did. Of course, I'll keep that to myself and make sure that Jim never hears it. WOOPS!!!!! Did I just say that out loud??? Hehehehe, just kidding Jim, you were awesome in your role and I'm sure Mark knows it.
by MarvinMartian
You both suck, you know that?
LOL by Parrott65
Awww man, you love us and you know it :)


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