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The Press

  • "…The Americans have Stephen Sondheim, who we in Germany hardly know. But we have Paul Graham Brown, who time and time again inspires us with new musical ideas…When the secretive King Kong shows up personally at the Kleines Theater it is one of those special moments of theatre that nobody should miss. Musical theatre doesn’t get much bigger than this.…"
    (KING KONG, blickpunkt musicals)
  • "……the score is extraordinarily theatrical, smart and well made.…"
  • "…Emotion, historical detail and catchy songs.…"
    (THE FIGHT OF THE CENTURY, Bild Zeitung)
  • "…The music, inspired by Aaron Copland, is catchy without becoming kitschy.…"
    (KING KONG, Berliner Zeitung)
  • "…I have seldom spent such an entertaining evening in the theatre… Brown’s music is as inventive as his excellent script. Catchy and melodic…high quality, multi-faceted show.…"
    (ONLY BIRDS & ANGELS, The Lincoln Chronicle)
  • "…Paul Graham Brown…has come up with catchy tunes for the songs in this musical. He underscores some moments with piano music that is reminiscent of old silent film music. Standing out here is the most unusual tango ever used in a musical…in which a schnitzel plays an important role…To every fringe theatre in the republic; clamour to do not just this show but this very production. Your audiences will thank you.…"
    (KING KONG, musicals magazine)
  • “The songs are beautiful…the overall impression in this piece is one of charm and warmth. It displays the courage of its own convictions and never patronises its audience…its honesty of intent and execution is its greatest strength.”
    (FAIRYSTORIES, Global Search for Musicals Jury, Cardiff/London)
  • "…An almost inexhaustible abundance of melodies and songs…Motto: simple brilliance.…"
    (BONNIE & CLYDE, musicals magazine)

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