Slapstick Comedy Paging Dr. Chutzpah at Sidewalk Studio Theatre
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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The production deserves four stars since it is practically flawless. The set has been meticulously constructed and the actors are true professionals. The casting reduced my overall impression to two stars but it does not reflect the quality of...continued
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“Inspired by ‘60s sex farces and ribald vaudeville skits… you’re in for a wacky night, punctuated by Troy’s snappy one-liners, Moses’ breezy staging, and Del Monte’s lecherous leer and Yiddish kvetching.” -L.A.Weekly
“…the excellent cast perfectly nails the zany tempo. They make it look easy, and it’s not…. A tight script and fine direction further craft this wacky comedy into a whole carnival of fun.” —Tolucan Times
“Audiences who endorsed _Tsuris, _playwright Mark Troy’s previous hit at the Sidewalk Studio Theatre in Toluca Lake, may go gaga for his latest offering, Paging Dr. Chutzpah. This lewd and lunatic study of a predatory Park Avenue shrink drop-kicks the Catskills style into a place somewhere between Woody Allen and Hooters. " - Los Angeles Times
The Sidewalk Studio Theatre presents the world premiere of Paging Dr. Chutzpah, a new comedy by Mark Troy, directed by Lynne Moses.
What happens when you get a world-renowned Park Avenue psychiatrist, his nephew, a neurotic secretary, a stripper and a cat in the same room?
Dr. Lester Oronofsky is New York’s top psychiatrist. It says so on his website. Park Avenue office, lecture tours, book deals. But with one problem, The doctor loves the women. Tall, short, big, small — and particularly… his patients! When Oronofsky’s estranged nephew shows up for a visit, he is not only confronted with his sexual indiscretions, but with the fear that the young protege comes with a deep dark secret. This is sure to cause a lot of mishegas!
The play features an outstanding ensemble boasting both international and local acclaim. Its members are: Marq Del Monte, Heidi Fielek, Colette Freedman, Melissa Tan Hardy, Danny Lippin and Alycia Tracy.