MP3 Waterwell - The Persians... a comedy about war with five songs
The original cast recordings of three groundbreaking Off-Broadway shows; an eclectic mix that runs the gamut of American music - from cabaret and vaudeville to blues and roots with touches of jazz, rock and funk.
23 MP3 Songs
EASY LISTENING: Musicals/Broadway, JAZZ: Jazz Vocals
“Implausibly funny and entertaining. All four performers sing and harmonize beautifully and are backed by terrific band. Brilliant childlike songs and ferocious rhythm and blues ballads.” – New York Times
“A miracle of topicality. A cabaret-style evening of sprightly song stylings, funky grooves and a nice boom-chicak-boom beat when Hanna Cheek strips out of her clothes. Superfast lyrics ensure we stay on our toes, just long enough to get the knockout punch delivered in Arian Moayed’s final number, a memorial to those lost in battle.” – Time Out New York
“The dynamic ensemble’s energy revitalizes this ancient allegory. They exploit Iranian American Arian Moayed’s bilingualism in a hilarious Farsi song, and discover disco fever when the pimped-out King Darius returns from Hades to witness his son’s reckless destruction of a glorious empire.” – Village Voice
This ambitious, nifty nightclub act begins with a smart Fosse-style song and dance and culminates in a woeful lamentation of the soul. Clever, electrifying and always mesmerizing, Waterwell has artfully staked a claim on our collective conscience.” – Theatermania
“Hugely entertaining, enormously affecting, and utterly contemporary. Lauren Cregor’s songs are tuneful and fun, and the cumulative impact is breathtaking.” – NYTheatre
“From the opening reminiscent of Chicago to through the ending number (“Persia On My Mind), the talented cast are terrific singers all .Their four-part harmony is a dream. The music (from guitar riffs to hip-hop to R&B to quasi-tribal numbers) is inventive and appropriate.” – New York Theatre Guide
“A rollicking good time. There’s no way a written description can do justice to this cast’s blazing energy and inventiveness. Unexpectedly, inexplicably moving.” Theatre Scene
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