Reviewed by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move
As a standout ‘camp’ production, Supportive White Parents is one of the most delightful surprises this year at the Hollywood Fringe.
A (only) 30-minute musical comedy lead performed by Fringe newcomer, actress, writer and UCB/Second City/iO West veteran, Joy Regullano (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Modern Family, Supernatural) has simply written one of the best, most hilarious melodramas cast to music this season.
It’s a hit from top to bottom book and lyrics (Regullano), choreography (Ally Vega), music (the Sam Tony Show), direction (Frank Caeti), and cast performances. There are virtually no holes in this show between the premise and the execution by any member of this production.
When an Asian girl tells her pressuring immigrant parents she doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore, she wishes on a shooting star for supportive white parents…and she gets them! In an alternate life scenario, Joy not only gets the parents she thinks she wants, but also a dysfunction wannabe rebel (more like loser living a fantasy) brother, low grades and complete decimation of her talent as a violinist. But hey, they are who she’s wished for, parents wo love her for exactly who she is, albeit completely complacent about achievement, grades and her life goals.
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