Reviewed by Matt Ritchey
Joy Regullano’s inspired musical about reconciling oneself with how they were raised has moved from its debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and into The Second City Hollywood’s Second Floor theater (6560 Hollywood Blvd.), playing Fridays at 8 p.m. through December 13th. It has expanded with new music The Sam and Tony Show and new lyrics by Regullano.
Directed by Frank Caeti and with great performances from the whole cast, the show is even more charming and funny than its previous iteration, including a brilliant new song about white parents shopping for “exotic” meals at Whole Foods, and even a dig at incel culture. But what has remained is the humor and heart in a story about accepting people as they are and understanding that love comes in different forms.
“When an Asian girl tells her parents she doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore, she wishes on a shooting star for supportive white parents. This Second City Hollywood original musical will love you no matter what.”
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