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Chase and Stacey's Joyride

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This is a grab-bag of skits, songs and dance routines created and performed by the real-life Portland-based couple Chase Padgett and Stacey Hallal.

Their joyride begins with a dance in the dark with two flashlights, followed by a funny skit about a psychic whose show is hijacked by an attention-starved spectator claiming to know all the people he is trying to contact in the afterlife. There are other good pieces, including Padget playing a rutabaga farmer voicing a commercial to a wide variety of musical styles, but overall, it is uneven.

Padgett, best known as the music whiz behind last year’s hit Six Guitars, shows off his comic chops well, while Hallal is a stage dynamo, fast and fearless. It’s likable, but not laudable.

— Kevin Prokosh (Show reviewed during fringe festivals in Montreal and Ottawa last month.)

From the Fringe program:

Cast: Stacey Hallal and Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett (6 Guitars) and Stacey Hallal take you on a musical sketch comedy adventure exploring those times when we act without thinking, leap without looking, and feel thrilled and terrified simontaneously…simulmaneously…at the same time.

Falling in love, skydiving, creating art, travelling, any time we take a risk – these are the scariest of times, but also when we feel most alive.

A little Reggie Watts, a dash of I Love Lucy, Joyride's songs, sketches and…SIMULTANEOUSLY! Nailed it!

Audience Classification: Parental Guidance

Length: 60 mins.

Tickets: $10

Door Discount: $5 for Fringe Volunteers

Warnings: Coarse Language, Sexual Content

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