FOR JIM BROCHU'S "CHARACTER MAN"
Brochu’s Character Man is a blend of cabaret, theater and scrapbook
that produces a solidly satisfying evening. A genial polar bear, Mr.
Brochu uses this “musical memoir” to tell his story, too — and smoothly
applies his baritone to about a dozen songs from the musicals he
mentions, The show keeps the spotlight on the comic actors being
remembered and walks down memory lane are rarely so inclusive and
is a terrific storyteller, and a fine singer, too. He mixes his funny,
appealing reminiscences with some classic numbers for his own
Compelling! Jim Brochu pays tribute to a special breed in “Character Man” with standard songs that stop the show.
Jim Brochu’s Character Man is a show for the ages. He approaches his
idols with polish and their luster shines through him.
articulate storyteller, Brochu compels with a sharp sense of timing and
pulls you along with him into a fast-moving journey through
entertainment history with tunes and tales by a master. For
theater-lovers, "That's Entertainment."
AND SOUND MAGAZINE
Brochu is excellent company and Character Man is a tribute to a
performers who were masters of shtick, but Brochu's love for them is
real, unaffected, and contagious -- it may bring a lump to your throat.
Brochu has another winner to embrace. His warmly commemorative and
winningly presented Valentine to some of the theater's most cherished
character men is as smooth and polished as that of any of the legends
he is honoring.
Character Man is a powerful and compelling musical memoir in which
Brochu self-deprecatingly becomes the character-acting sidekick in his
own autobiography and presents the men he learned from and loved as the
stars of the story.
terrifically funny and touching tribute with signature songs like "If I
Were A Rich Man," "Meeskite," "Trouble" and "The Butler's Song" display
Brochu's own exceptional character acting skills. It’s ninety minutes
that will warm the heart.