HOSTED BY ED GOODMAN
The Triumphant One Night Only Return of
Ten Tops at Sacred Fools
believe with all their hopeful heart that they have talent. All they need
is a platform to display what they have and undoubtedly the world will be
a better and enriched place to live. The wonderful people at Sacred Fools
Theater like to give those individuals a chance to showcase their talents.
Think of it as the NBC hit America’s Got Talent the stage
version. As the saying goes, you have to see it to believe and even then,
it is incredible what is seen.
returned to Sacred Fools on Monday, July 24 with the intention of turning
ordinary folks into stars, at least temporarily. The dynamic team of Pogo
Saito and Jenifer Hamel hosted the evening’s theme, ‘A Picnic of
Performance’. Along with watching ten acts, which varies from dance,
song, acting and whatever else god gave them the gift to do, Saito and
Hamel provided cool slices of fruit, a choice of cucumber or egg salad
sandwiches and homemade fans for comfort. Ten brave souls get 7 minutes to
shine. A kitchen timer carefully monitors them.
steps up first doing free style poetry depending on what an audience
member picks from her bag of tricks. She makes a witty ode to ‘Hello
Kitty’ when a piece of fur is chosen and does a song about Kleenex when
tissue is picked. From then, the audience becomes the star and anything
performer Richard Levinson played a little guitar while singing the
patriotic ditty, Winner of the
were some interesting acts like the guy who did a stand up on e-mails, the
Italian who casually tossed dollar bills on the ground while his buddy
translated that cash does not rule. Okay, sure. Hostess Pogo did a loving
tribute to her grandmother Ardella, who lived for country music and
beehive hairdos, and the all time favorite was the guy who played a mute
Jesus on the cross. I’m not kidding. It is one of those things you have
to see to believe and even then, you will doubt it.
from his role in the play Hercules on Normandie, spoken word artist
In-q delivered two of the most best rhymes, God Doesn’t Make Mistakes
and a an updated spin on the nursery rhyme Jack & Jill. His
strong command of wordplay is the most original and best ever I heard.
Whenever you speak from heart as he did, the audience cannot help but to
fixate their attention on this talented artist.
you don’t have to talk to be heard. The comedic duo Ten West brings back
the classic vaudeville act to the new century. Jon Monastero and Stephan
Simon performed various entertaining skits, a throwback from the gold ol'
days when comedy ruled. They heavily used their facial expressions and
body to speak. The results were laugh-out-loud funny until your sides
Ten Tops makes a return appearance on Monday, October 30 in time for Halloween with a new theme: ‘Be Real Scary’. The performance event takes place once every three months which you aspiring talents have time to polish, or not, your seven minutes of fame.