Review On Leaving Prince Charming

Lisa Verlo


Wow! Well, I could have saved a lifetime of heart ache if I had scene this show when I was in my early twenties! Lara is absolutely charming, adorable, sincere, brave, bold, and just downright impressive as all her selves coming to her own rescue. Empowering to say the least, Lara’s Leaving Prince Charming is one big lesson in self esteem and a powerhouse of a solo performance that will leave you begging for more! Spoiler alert... thank god she left him... for us!!!
Lara’s characterizations are so on point, her delivery polished and absolutely entertaining! Well written, clever, comical and impressively educational Lara takes a look at herself as well as social constructs which keep us repeating patterns of behavior that don’t usually end well for anyone. Her wonderful multimedia presentation helps bring all the points home. Unconventional yes, and so relatable and refreshing. More please!
One is almost struck with disbelief... can all this talent really be emanating from one person?!

Lisa Verlo is a writer, performer, and lyricist whose songs have been featured on film and television. After studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in Los Angeles, and with Sandra Seacat at her workshops around the world, Lisa took to the road in a vintage VW bus, developing her writing through performance art and participating in the poetry slam circuit.
Returning to LA to record albums of spoken word and song, Lisa teamed up with composer and musician Frank Simes collaborating on music, multimedia, and musical theatre. Verlo and Simes staged their original musical The Door at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in 2012. Lisa performed her one woman show Sex Rated G at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015 and the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018.

Lisa’s second solo show, HOLLYWOODN’T, delves into sexual harassment within the entertainment industry and pays homage to the bravery and empowerment of the #MeToo movement. Directed by and developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson, HOLLYWOODN’T was featured at SOLOFEST 2019, the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast. HOLLYWOODN’T was also presented at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019, where it won a Producer’s Encore Award and received a nomination for the Larry Cornwall Award for Musical Excellence.
HOLLYWOODN’T was a featured show of the Binge Fringe Festival of Free Theatre at the Santa Monica Playhouse, Nov 3, 2019, as well as Soaring Solo and the Lounge Theatre's SOLO STARS SERIES Jan 26, 2020. Lisa will also be performing HOLLYWOODN'T at SOLOFEST March 15, 2020.