Lombardo

New York City, 1956. Band leader Guy Lombardo struggles with the decision as whether or not to bring his successful New Year’s Eve broadcast from radio to television. Will he do it? Of course he does! Those and many other obvious questions are answered in this 10-minute biographic stage play which is just like all those other biographic stage plays.
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Lombardo

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  • Steven Christopher McKnight:
    30 May. 2020
    It's hilarious, snappy, and charmingly meta. It turns its own genre on its head, taking biographic metatheatre and the weird pseudoexpositional dialect it speaks in and making a brazen mockery of that. "Three actors" killed me.
  • Philip Middleton Williams:
    30 May. 2020
    Being of an age where I remember Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians on TV on New Year's Eve, I had a hard time at the start remembering that this is parody. That's the way it should be. David Hansen's skill at making me believe in his reality is perfectly suited for this material, and those who never heard of Mr. Lombardo will get a good look at how to write a seamless satire that brings you right in and holds you.
  • Doug DeVita:
    30 May. 2020
    One of the funniest and meta-ist "miniature biographies" I've ever encountered, what makes this piece stand out is just how much information and pointed, spot-on satire is packed into its ten-minute playing time; every joke, every societal comment, every anachronism lands squarely on its intended target, and the laughter is explosive. A playground for gifted actors, "Lombardo" should be a new New Year's Eve tradition.

Production History

  • Community Theater
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    Fine Arts Association
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    2014