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Burnt at the Steak
Carolann Valentino comes out in a blaze of energy — big Stetson hat, tall slick black boots, brandishing great big provolone balls and a 100-watt smile.
But her 75-minute solo performance — of how she learned to follow her dream of being an entertainer instead of being a manager at a five-star steak restaurant in New York — fell curiously flat opening night, even with a crowd that was tapped every few minutes to perform up there with her.
The “Italian Rose of Texas” works so hard, singing and portraying about 18 characters who work at what is anything but a classy joint. But if this show represents livin’ the dream, it doesn’t look like much fun.
— Margo Goodhand
From the Fringe program:
A one-woman, Vegas meets Broadway extravaganza!
Carolann Valentino serves up Grade A prime comedy with her sizzling tales of running a famous multi-million dollar steakhouse in NYC.
Whet your appetite for this interactive spectacle as she morphs into 18 hilarious characters through song, dance, comedy and improv.
Best of Fest & sold-out run - Boulder & Rouge Festival
"Her raucous show had the audience howling with laughter." - Denver Post
"A Fringe hit!" - The Bee
"An example of how great a solo show can be!" - Denver Post
Recommended For: Mature Audience
Length: 75 min
Discount Tickets: $8 for Students, Seniors, Fringe performers
Under 15 not admitted.
Warnings: Subject Matter, Language
Updated on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 4:49 PM CDT: