is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Peter Suarez Talks About His One-Man Show (Coming to DAC This Week)!

He once starred in ZORRO: THE MUSICAL at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta
Peter Suarez is back in town; and look out folks, he likes to push buttons.  He is a singer, songwriter, actor, and first class performer that you may recognize from his days with various Bluegrass arts groups, including his 8 years leading the band, Michelangelo's Soup.  

His songs are performed at personal as well as professional events...maybe you've heard his music.  Or perhaps you saw him perform in various plays-in-the-park, Renaissance fairs, performing feats of derring-do ... such as setting himself afire.  He does that a lot; and he does it well.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Suarez last week at Alfalfa's, where we talked about his upcoming show, and where he has been for the past few years. I met him 10 years ago through mutual friends, and I'm glad to say he has not changed one iota in regard to his courteous manner and entertaining personality.

He will once again be "sparking up" on stage at the Downtown Arts Center this week, but not in the pyrotechnical sense.  He has written a one-man show in which he portrays five characters, all crafted especially to poke fun at the world around us, and to purposefully guide us to introspection. His monologues will be thought provoking, buttons will be pushed, but his message is hopeful.  

He tells me he is "speaking to the Grand Us, in an aspect illuminated through the human experience of five people.  There are no costume changes, it is a simple show starring five curious characters to prod and poke and make us think.

No fire.

No smoke.

Simply a line of provocative characters telling it like it is. Every one of us has been there, we all have people inside, and it's illuminating to explore that facet of our personality.

Suarez started getting paid to perform when he was six years old, and he has never looked back, claiming he has "never held a real job."  His success was spotlighted when he choreographed the 2006 Silver Medal winning dance for the US Ice Dancing Team; he has danced with the Metropolitan Opera, Lexington & Louisville Ballet companies, and Cirque de Soleil.  These are only brief bullets on his impressive resume.  

You will not regret watching this fireball perform. The Tampa Bay Review says the performance is "...touching and puerile, funny and irreverent...a master of satire, even when aimed at himself."

To see the show tomorrow and Thursday, call 859.425.2550 today!!!

See you at the show.

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