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Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

6 Guitars

6 Guitars

star star star star star star star star star star   Free Press Rating

star star star star star star star star star star   Average Reader Rating

Orlando performer Chase Padgett impressively portrays a half-dozen guitarists from different genres and celebrates the common note that binds their need to play music.

His proficiency on guitar is matched by detailed characterizations of players as diverse as an octogenarian Alabama bluesman and a 20-year-old headbanger with a preference for “music that chews your face off.”

Each explains the life-changing power of music, with the most poignant tale coming from the folkie Peter, who recalls first picking up his beloved uncle’s guitar to sing You Are My Sunshine at his funeral.

Padgett easily transitions between the six guitarists with distinctive voices and mannerisms that always make it clear who is talking. Padgett’s tasty guitar solo earns applause no matter your musical preference.

- Kevin Prokosh
(Review based on a show seen at an Ontario fringe festival in June.)

 

From the Fringe program:

1 performer becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own voice, views and music (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk and Country). Each character shares their humorous and heartfelt songs and stories as the show reveals how music brings us all together.

5 Stars "Chase Padgett's Six Guitars is nothing short of a storytelling masterpiece. The play will leave you doing two things: laughing until you cry, and lifting your jaw to its proper position." - The Edmonton Sun

Director: Jay Hopkins

Cast: Chase Padgett

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 90 mins.

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $5 for Fringe volunteers and performers

Warnings: None

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