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Pretty Boys

Presenter: Festival Statesmen Chorus
Artist/Company: Festival Statesmen Chorus
Artform: Comedy
Rating: PG
Origin: SA
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'Pretty Boys' tells the story of 'SHINING LIGHTS' a new Boy Band on their way to the top. Fans, record deals, glitz and glamour, are all at their feet... But in time, they find things get a bit extreme, when they discover their record label is in ties with the Russian Mafia….

Festival Statesmen Chorus & Mitre Khammash Media present a brand new A Capella Juke-Box Musical, Featuring Boy Band Hits from the 90’s!

TalkFringe Reviews

  1. Roger F.
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    Wow, just wow!

  2. Kate P.
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    Man these guys are the whole package!! Singing, dancing, acting – they bring it all in this amazing show!!

  3. Ella W.
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    Loved it, loved it, loved!

  4. Ella W.
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    It!

  5. Travis A.
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    What a spectacular show!! Full of energy, vibrancy and colour with fabulous singing, great dancing and a hilarious story! Pretty Boys is the full package. An awesome night out!

  6. India B.
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    Was absolutely blown away by the talent of everyone who performed and a huge shout out to all those that helped put the show together! Cleverly written, funny, entertaining and very well-rehearsed. Wish I could come see it again and again!

  7. Julie-Ann B.
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    A fantastic collaboration between Festival Statesmen and MKM. You can tell these guys love performing together and they took the enthusiastic audience on a wild ride. The hilarious story telling and choreography was perfectly punctuated by polished voices and upbeat song choices. This show will lift your day!

  8. Heather F.
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    These guys are not just pretty they have great talent. Can’t wait to see them again.

  9. Nikitla B.
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    Awesome entertainment. These Pretty Boys (yes, they are, quite – ladies?) cleverly combine amazing acapella versions of great hit songs that everyone knows with dramatic and hilarious characters and storytelling. Cool arrangements, smooth vocals, and high-energy dance moves effortlessy compliment the side-splitting script. They’ll have you simultaneously sitting on the edge of your seat and jumping out of it to sing and dance along. Great show. Would definitely see it again so long as they don’t sell out before I can get another ticket!!

  10. John K.
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    Yes yes and more yes!!
    So so so smooth! From the high intensity dance moves to the amazing vocals. Everything is just a big yes

  11. Louise W.
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    You won’t see a better fringe show than this!!! Entertainment at its best …. humour, interactive-fun, cool dance moves, and characters and vocals that will blow you away. Going back for more.

  12. Peter J.
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    These young men are spectacular. Acting is hilarious and the singing is spot-on.

  13. Anne M.
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    Pretty Boys is the show to see this Fringe. I went to see them last night with some friends and we were singing the songs all the way home! Can’t wait to see what these guys do next.

  14. Ric T.
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    Like Roger said, wow!

  15. Lee T.
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    Absolutely phenomenal show! This group is riddled with talent and it’s so good that they’re all local too!

  16. Cate H.
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    These fellas were by far the highlight of my Fringe experience this year. Thank you.

  17. Kyle B.
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    Couldn’t have said it better myself Cate!

  18. George M.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these talented gentlemen perform. The singing was superb and the acting we very engaging.

  19. Tiffany L.
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    How had I never heard of these guys before!!?? Absolutely amazing job guys!

  20. Marie H.
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    OMG!!! These guys were insanely good. I just loved it all the way through. The energy kept going until the very end.

  21. Ben C.
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    When you read the blurb and see the combination of the Mafia and Boybands, you could never possibly think of a worse pair. But then the show begins and you truly realise, there couldn’t be a better pairing! Music, Acting, Dancing and Comedy, what more could you want! 10/10 show!

  22. Karina B.
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    These guys are amazing! I’m so impressed that these young men created this whole show themselves, script, choreography, set design, costumes, and the song arrangements – a great night of entertainment – great singing and dancing, and I laughed my head off the whole time!

  23. Sandy B.
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    What a great show! So funny and hugely entertaining. An all local production with amazing arrangements, script, acting, dancing all put together by the boys themselves -outstanding! It’s a wild, fun ride from start to finish with these talented guys, a must see. Can’t wait to see what they’ll do next!!

  24. Spike W.
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    Such an energetic and entertaining show – fantastic to see such incredible local talent on display

  25. Krystal D.
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    I absolutely loved this show, the singing was fantastic, and acting and choreography had me in stitches. Would highly recommend!

  26. Trevor D.
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    What a great night out this is! The music alone was fantastic, add in the hilarious story line and those boy band moves and you’ve got yourself a massive winner!!!!

  27. Amy A.
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    My partner is in this show and he didn’t tell me anything about it. So glad, I was blown away from start to finish. This far exceeded every expectation!

  28. Anthony L.
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    Pretty Boys indeed! and boy can they sing!!! Dancing was pretty darn good too!

  29. Annie J.
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    Fantastic show. Loved every minute. 5 stars.

  30. Jonathan B.
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    Great stuff. The singing was on point. We’re so lucky to have such talent in this city. Combining slick harmonies with a hilarious story poking fun at all of the male stereotypes you can possibly imagine was a stroke of genius. Congrats on a great show!

  31. Arlo W.
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    I hadn’t heard of these guys before, a friend brought me along and I just loved it. I’ll definitely be looking out for the Festival Statesmen in future!

  32. Mary S.
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    I have never laughed so much in my life! Some real talent we have here in this city. Well done.

  33. Esmeralda K.
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    What a show! Amazing!

  34. Claire V.
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    Loved every second of this show from start to finish! I was just about on the floor laughing at times, and it’s great to see so many young guys involved in this fun, original production. Great job guys!

  35. Larry M.
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    Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Harmonies were on point, full of laughs, and great dancing too! And the pot plant guy was HOTTTTTT

  36. Bill N.
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    I never expected to be this blown away by a show called “Pretty Boys”. But boy! How wrong was I?!?!? 10/10

  37. Nicole M.
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    PHENOMENAL! I have no other words. So clever in the way it was written. The audience was in stitches!

  38. Chelsea M.
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    I loved every minute of this. WOW

  39. Anne C.
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    Hopefully this show returns for 2018 Fringe! More people need to see this; simply amazing!

  40. William M.
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    What a show!
    It had everything one expects from “Fringy” theatre – outlandish characters, delightfully conspicuous plot-holes, fourth-wall breaks (used sparingly and tastefully, I must add), local jokes, the works!
    And the music! No music-theatre company can expect to provide the kind of magic and energy that comes from twenty-something guys singing, and the dancers and accompanying musicians all being the same people!
    We all rode a wave of energy right through the whole show!
    I’m disappointed I only caught closing night! Maybe I can catch it again in another year, or maybe there will be a sequel and I can see some of the characters again…

  41. Matthew L.
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    Even better than their last Fringe Show!!

  42. Jamie C.
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    You guys KILLED IT!!! Awesome job fellas!

  43. Tim W.
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    Definitely did not regret being dragged along to this one by my girlfriend. It was insane!

  44. Karren A.
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    Superb job boys! It’s always a pleasure to see/ hear you all rock it out!

  45. Joanne S.
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    These ‘Pretty Boys’ knocked my socks off both nights that I went. Watch this space.

  46. Sally L.
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    I really can’t get enough of these very ‘pretty’ boys. 90s Acapella has never been so cool!

  47. Adam Y.
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    This show was stella!!! Absolutely hilarious!

  48. Jane P.
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    These guys blew me away. The quality of vocals were through the roof!

  49. Ebenezer P.
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    Talk about a great night! Wow these guys don’t disappoint!

  50. Zendulka O.
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    What a show!! Big dancing, big personalities and big singing. Blown away

  51. Greg G.
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    Pretty boys through and through. Absolutely loved this show, excellent work boys!

  52. Karolina S.
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    The only disappointment is that more clothes weren’t taken off in ‘Bye Bye Bye’
    In all seriousness, this show contained some of the most gifted male singers in Adelaide and combined with their sexy dancing and exquisitely corny acting, it was a show that I was consistently engaged with

  53. Paula N.
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    Yes, yes and more YES! I loved this show to bits!

  54. Stan S.
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    Clearly a lot of work put in, and it shows! The finished product is a well-paced, entertaining romp with some very memorable characters and catchy songs. Nice work!

  55. Dan H.
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    An incredibly energetic show that had me bopping in my seat and wishing that I was on-stage too.

  56. Dan H.
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    Who would’ve thought that so many young men could actually enjoy singing boyband hits. IN HARMONIOUS COMPANY
    Was a great hit

  57. Joshua P.
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    Excellent show guys, loved it!

  58. Esperanza J.
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    What a treat!!! So proud of my cousin and his amazingly talented group

  59. David G.
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    A show jam-packed with action and acapella awesome-ness! A real winner.

  60. Anthea C.
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    Really happy I went to this, great to see some hardworking local talent on display! The a cappella singing was fantastic, and you know what, the dancing wasn’t half-bad either. Well worth seeing!

  61. Bob W.
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    As someone who was recommended this by a friend who went to opening night, it was a delightful pleasure to not be let down!!!
    The singing was great, dancing was charming and the acting was energetic.
    Pleasure seeing you guys, please do this again soon.

  62. Renee C.
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    I couldn’t get enough of this show. I went back to see it twice and it was worth the money! These boys can sing! And they’re not too bad to look at either.

  63. Gerald A.
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    What a show. Wow!

  64. Jenny I.
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    Despite the multiple energetic dances to hit boyband numbers throughout the show, my favourite bit was the fact that I was supporting LOCAL SA TALENT. These young men are an INSPIRATION to anyone in high school wanting to continue singing after they finish their studies.
    If I had a son, I would be making him do this LOL. Great job guys!!!

  65. Kasey Y.
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    A solid 10 out of 10! I was lucky to get my ticket before they ALL SOLD OUT!!

  66. Jacob L.
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    After seeing this, I know that I need to join this group because these guys look like the kind of friends I would want to hang out with.
    Aca-amazing!!!

  67. Bianca H.
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    I really couldn’t get enough of these very ‘pretty’ boys! Very talented, very engaging!

  68. Phoebe C.
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    A wonderful show from start to finish. Some real talent on display here. Excellent work!

  69. Belinda C.
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    They certainly live up to their name ‘Pretty Boys’- both singing wise and looks wise!!! What a great choice of repetoire as well, simply smashing!!!

  70. Michelle D.
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    Such a funny show – with some great a cappella thrown in. I never wanted it to “stooooooop”.

  71. Peter A.
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    Yes guys! You clearly put a lot of effort into this and it shows! Very glad I went. Five stars!

  72. Ben K.
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    A real pleasure watching these great guys perform for another year; the show was excellent.

  73. Emily R.
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    These cuties sure can sing! Loved the costuming and the sexy dance moves!

  74. Charlie H.
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    Superb performers all of them, such a fun show! From start to finish I was entertained, and had it not been sold out I would have gone again!

  75. Ellie A.
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    From the moment the show started I knew I was going to experience something amazing! Once again the Festival Statesmen have brought the goods. Keep up the great work!

  76. Jonny S.
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    I came to watch my friend (and talented pot plant mover) perform with his group. The show was SUPERB!!! I can’t believe it took me this long to see them perform, what have I been doing this Fringe!!!

    PS.To the guy who wore really REALLY tight yellow shorts, never wear them again….

  77. Petra K.
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    Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!

  78. James E.
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    10/10

  79. Cane P.
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    10/10

  80. Alex L.
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    These boys have worked hard to produce a killer show and should well be rewarded for their efforts. Fantastic!

  81. Thomas M.
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    11/10 – Not even joking!

  82. Marcus A.
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    Russian Mafia and Boybands? I would never have thought that it would work, but it does! Awesome show, top job!

  83. Desmond J.
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    Cringe-inducing at times but for the most part a fun and light-hearted show, well worth seeing!

  84. John O.
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    A real show-stopper. The amount of work these fellas would have put in is insane. A very polished and enjoyable product.

  85. Conor T.
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    Watching this made me think of Willy Wonka: colourful, crazy and SO DAMN FUNNY
    What a great show!!

  86. Helen M.
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    I loved every minute of it…a wonderful show and showcase for these excellent voices and songs. Everyone looked like they were having so much fun, as was the audience. Congratulations to all involved.

  87. Dan R.
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    5 stars for this music/comedy/theatre masterpiece!

  88. Ellen J.
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    Amazing job guys! You should be very proud of what you have created. Enjoy the accolades.

  89. Rachel S.
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    It seems that everything worth saying about this show has already been said, so I’ll just say this: WOW!

  90. Sam U.
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    OMG! These guys were totally amazing!! I loved all the songs and the acapello singing was really pretty.

  91. Catherine W.
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    A

  92. Anne D.
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    Side-splittingly good fun!

  93. Brianna L.
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    A+++++

  94. Catherine W.
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    fantastic night of music and laughs. Everything about this show works and will leave you thoroughly entertained! Couldn’t recommend it enough!

  95. Nicole S.
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    This was a very engaging show! I can’t wait to see what these singing sensations do next! I’m sure great things are coming their way.

  96. Catherine W.
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    Also, nice pants!

  97. Mark Z.
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    To Sam U: IT’S ACAPELLA SINGING NOT ACAPELLO.
    Anyways, I liked the show. My favourite was Stop because it came out of nowhere and I love a good surprise 🙂

  98. Georgie D.
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    Amazing. It was funny, action-packed (at the end) and full of great 90s hits!

  99. Sam U.
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    Whoops! Sorry. “Acapella”

  100. Anna F.
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    I heard about this show through a friend and I loved it! Certainly not what I was expecting at times but overall an enjoyable show. Well done.

  101. Caitlin G.
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    this show was hilarious. It had awesome singing and the lighting made it look super cool

  102. Beatrice D.
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    Awesome show, I’m glad I saw you guys perform in town otherwise I would never have experienced your incredible singing and hilarity. Will certainly see you guys again if (but hopefully when) you come back next year!

  103. Caitlin G.
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    #boizintightpants

  104. Mary B.
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    Thank-you boys for a wonderful show. It’s not very often that you get good jokes, great singing and swish dance moves all together but ‘Pretty Boys’ certainly delivers. I raved about this show to all of my friends, but by the time I told them about it it was already sold out!

  105. Liz T.
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    It looks like there is nothing that hasn’t already been said about Pretty Boys so I’ll just say – “I loved it”

  106. Christine E.
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    Very engaging and very professional!

  107. Diane G.
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    This show was an all-round stunner. These guys can really put on a show! No wonder the season totally sold out. Fantastic singing, with some stand-out solo performances – but wonderful acting, slick stage management, and real personality to round it out. Energy and pizzazz in spades! I’ll be looking out for the Festival Statesmen again, for sure.

  108. Linda H.
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    I’m going to agree with Liz and just say that I thought it was very funny and I’m glad I went to see it.

  109. Andre D.
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    These pretty boys were pretty awesome. Five stars.

  110. Benjamin W.
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    It isn’t hard to believe that this awesome show had a sold-out season!! Love your work guys.

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