From Broadway to ObscurityGutman shares stories from his life in the professional theater, from regional Forbidden Broadway productions and off-Broadway dinner theater to understudy on national tours. He doesn't get to tales from Jersey Boys, his big break, until almost 45 minutes into the show, but the story of how he had to step into the role of Bob Gaudio mid-show after a hydraulic-lift mishap is classic "show must go on" material. As good as his backstage anecdotes and impassioned rants against Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats are, it's his singing that makes the show a must-see. Gutman probably has the best pipes in this year's fest, and he's an amazing vocal mimic; his maudlin Mandy Patinkin is dead on the mark, and his Four Seasons songs should make Frankie Valli (who personally oversaw his audition) proud.
M-1 Productions / Eric Gutman - Huntington Woods, MI
7 DATES THROUGH MAY 29, 2016
Length: 75 Min
Price: $10 (Disc: FA|FV|STU|SR|MIL)
Rating: 13 & Up – Mild Language