REVIEWS...ME THE PEOPLE, OFF-BROADWAY 2017
"The cast are fine singers and fizzy delights, with Mr. Spitaletta and Ms. Weinberger emerging as particularly skilled impersonators." -Me the People: Alexis Soloski, The New York Times. Read the full review.
"A particular highlight comes with a fast-rhyming number about the Russia hacking scandal pulled off with breathless and accented dexterity by actor Richard Spitaletta. Another standout is 'Repeal and Replace' in which Spitaletta, doing an uncanny Paul Ryan, engages with the audience as a politician who pretends to care about their medical maladies." Steven Zeitchik, The Los Angeles Times. Read the full review.
"Richard Spitaletta is Off-Broadway's answer to the quick spitting freestyle of Hamilton; his Russian spy exceptionally spits lyrics faster than Trump sends out tweets. His Jared Kushner is also doggedly funny...Spitaletta and Weinberger are not only incredibly versatile performers, but they're also remarkable in their ability to break the fourth wall and interact with their audiences." Iris Wiener, TheatreLife.com. Read the full review.
"The animated and charismatic Richard Spitaletta is the standout of the cast, vibrantly appearing in
numerous roles. Highlights of his portrayals are a commanding Russian agent spoofing Danny Kaye's tongue-twisting patter song 'Tschaikowsky' from Kurt Weill's Lady in the Dark, and a rollicking caricature of Richard Nixon. Spitaletta is an ever-present delight." Me the People: Darryl Reilly, TheatreScene.net. Read the full review.
"There are two standouts...Richard Spitaletta nimbly navigates some fiendish lyrical tongue twisters in a history of the expanding Russian-influence scandal that pays homage to Ira Gershwin's and Kurt Weill's 'Tchaikovsky' from Lady in the Dark; he also amuses as Paul Ryan, outfitted with plastic hair, hawking his health care bill. He and Weinberger excel as the Teflon power couple, Ivanka and Jared. In a riotous parody of 'Good Morning' as seen in Singing in the Rain, they tap up a storm." Me the People: David Barbour, Lighting and Sound America. Read the full review.
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