Fringe: The Eddie Lounge Show

My Fringe outing last night was stag – I couldn’t convince my darling girlfriend that three shows in thirty hours was a good plan. But how could I, a stout Richard Cheese fan, miss The Eddie Lounge Show?

The show’s a good, simple time, a dozen or so song performances loosely bound together by a a lightweight love triangle. The shape of a martini glass viewed from the side – surely no coincidence. The singers range from okay – Rocco – to good – Eddie – to pretty amazing – Brandy Alexander. It’s perfectly appropriate for Brandy to outshine Eddie and Rocco – she’s performing below her station both artistically and as a beauty who could do way better than Eddie and Rocco combined.

There’s a little audience participation in the show, beyond the audience playing the part of the lounge act’s, well, audience. Rocco’s interaction with the crowd is particularly funny, as well as his tendency to offer advice ranging from simple to pure lunacy by prefacing it with “You know, in my experience…” All in all an enjoyable hour of entertainment worth you $15.

Remaining shows are 8pm every night from tonight, Wednesday, July 25, through Saturday, July 28th. Two additional shows are scheduled for Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 at 10:00pm. Don’t be fooled by the Arena Stage name – this is their ‘black box’ theater on 14th St NW, just a block up from Source and a few from Studio, not the main Arena Stage location in SW.

Arena Stage – Black Box Theater
14th St. NW & T St. NW
Washington DC, DC 20009

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