Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair:The Jackie Mason Musical OffBroadway Three Years
Review: Dr. Thomas Robert Stevens, Volume X, Issue 5 (2015) Online Edition of Applause! Applause! (CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE REVIEW)
Ian Wehrle is a remarkably talented actor and impersonator. He does a spot-on Jackie Mason and has all his gestures and intonations down pat. Sheba Mason, who plays herself and her mother Ginger, is a vivacious force of nature; a bright light and a charismatic presence on stage. Eric Anthony Lopez recently appeared as a Featured Contestant on American Idol on FOX and clearly has the voice and acting talent to make his mark in this musical. Jennifer Yadav was extraordinary as Mrs. Olivier. Trevor Crane... does a good job playing Wooley the Schlepalong (Jackie's wing man), who delivers invitations to young women to attend Jackie's shows and to have dinner with him.The two Rascal House waitresses were Mary Lauren (Trixie, dressed as a French maid), and the hilarious Jasmine Renee Thomas (Rosa, the Cranky Waitress dressed in black leotards and bunny ears). Although there was no intermission between Act 1 and Act 2, you still get to see Rosa bent over cleaning up the restaurant. All I will say is that you will get to see the dark side of the moon, up close and personal!
By Daniel Yusum - The Examiner August 15, 2015
REVIEW: "astonishing show that was touching, yet hilarious. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh, terrific musical numbers, and an entertaining show! Rating: 5 Stars
Last week, I had the pleasure of viewing the Jackie Mason Musical live at the Davenport Theatre in Midtown Manhattan......It was an astonishing show....The musical numbers were terrific, yet humorous, at the same time, and gave the story a unique taste to it. ..... . Ian Wehrle did a phenomenal job playing the lead role in this musical, as Jackie Mason. Sheba Mason, who played herself and her mother, Ginger Reiter, gave a comical introductory segment in the play, along with a splendid performance as her mother, presenting the love affair between her and Jackie in an amusing, yet authentic manner. ......"an astonishing show that was touching, yet hilarious. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good laugh, terrific musical numbers, and an entertaining show".
The audience loved this show in all of its versions and names including 702 Punchlines & Pregnant
Reaction from one of the famous Stone Brothers