Everyday Rapture, an Autobiographical Pop Musical at Second Stage
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Featured review from Debra Victoroff
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This show is remarkable. Sherie Renee Scott is an incredible talent. It is a "small" show, so try not to pay full price. This is not to demean it in any way; it's just that it really is more a cabaret show than a Broadway show, and should not be charging B'way prices. So, of course, use Goldstar. It will delight you in many ways. She has a fabulous voice, the music is wonderful, the choreography is great, and she is very, very funny. Highly recommended. [extra added benefit: the occasional stars in the audience. The night I went, Jane Krakowski (from "30 Rock") was there!]
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I've enjoyed Shere Rene Scott since "The Last Five Years," and think she's a great talent. The material here was uneven: her account of the early years was great - especially the Judy numbers, but it got progressively weaker. I really didn't...continued
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“One of the year’s most extravagantly entertaining new musicals.” —The New York Times
“A wickedly funny, wonderfully touching show.” —New York Daily News
“Wonderfully crafted … Scott is sexy, funny, self-deprecating and sophisticated all at once.” —New York Post
By Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott
Music supervision by Tom Kitt
Directed by Michael Mayer
Everyday Rapture is the story of a young woman’s psycho-sexual-spiritual journey on the rocky path that separates her mostly Mennonite past from her mostly Manhattan future. Her life takes her from the cornfields of Kansas to the clover fields of New York (with a disturbing detour through YouTube). With a cast of five led by Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture also features songs made famous by David Byrne, Roberta Flack, U2, The Dap Kings and Judy Garland.