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Calling all fans of great acting, astonishing character work, great improvisation, wonderful writing, and what a really good "one-man show" should look like:
You simply MUST buy a ticket to see WORKING FOR THE MOUSE which is in the last weekend of its run in LA. IF YOU HAVE A THEATER-LOVING KID -- THIS SHOW IS A MUST SEE. YOUR CHILD WILL ADORE THIS INSIDE LOOK AT WORKING AT DISNEYLAND AND WILL LEARN SO MUCH ABOUT QUALITY ACTING IN THIS MASTERCLASS OF THEATER WORK. Moving, insightful, hilarious and heartbreaking --
You will never see one person play as many characters as you will see in this show. DO take the kids. Do not miss this. Do support this artist's work!!! BOOK THE LAST FEW TICKETS NOW!!!
His show originated in San Francisco, where the below YouTube interview with Trevor Allen was created. Here he shares with the viewer a background on how his life was changed by his work as a part-time character actor at Disneyland.
I'm writing this very rushed, gushy review (sort-of) of this play because A) I'm in the middle of the college decision process with my child, which is a bit time consuming at the moment, and yet I did see this wonderful show last weekend and was struck by how absolutely charming, touching and perfect this performance piece is for a venue in Orange County, CA.
(Hello, South Coast Repertory?????) WORKING FOR THE MOUSE is a lovely, warm, funny -- Mark Twain-esque coming of age story which takes place from Newport Beach and Balboa Island to Anaheim's most, uhm, colorful motels, to the the very real heart and belly of our one and only Disneyland. Trevor Allen's cornucopia of characters is mesmerizing, hilarious and touching: His is a show Mark Twain would have loved and approved of. Just when you think it's about physical comedy and slapstick, you find the storyline will break your heart and touch you.
My daughters and I (all Orange County, CA residents) had tears in our eyes when the lights came up. I waited until the audience had left to find Mr. Allen and tell him I want to do everything I can to see this show makes it to Orange County, where I firmly believe it will be greatly loved and adored.
So - that's the purpose of this rushed blog review: YOU HAVE ONE WEEKEND -- NOW TO STILL SEE WORKING FOR THE MOUSE IN LA. It will make you laugh. It's a master class of acting and storytelling. IT PLAYS THIS WEEKEND ONLY. Until someone wise and wonderful gives it another run in the OC.
I dunno. Maybe The Orange County Register will write about it or something. They should.