"Shakespeare as a Rock Star
In previous shows like Doomsday Cabaret and Exorcistic: the Rock Musical Parody Experiment, actor-singer-songwriter Michael Shaw Fisher has become something of a Hollywood Fringe legend for writing smart, fully realized and lavishly staged ensemble book musicals. This year, his Shakespeare’s Last Night Out, a one-man, folk-rock biography of the Bard that's stripped-down but surprisingly polished, is just as funny and erudite. For sheer entertainment value and uncanny comic timing, Shaw’s dozen-song impersonation of an alcoholic and dissipated Shakespeare on the eve of his death — defending his authorship from posterity’s naysayers — can’t be beat. Musicians Alistair Cooper and Allison Sulock provide the expert period accompaniment."
—Bill Raden, LA Weekly
"...overall, this is the apex of this talented artist's work up to this point and his medieval pop score is unmatched in its wit and originality"
-Colin Mitchell, LA Bitter Lemons
"Gold Medal Winner Shakespeare's Last Night Out" is a wonderful show, both funny and touching, that should not be missed!"
-Earnest Kearney, thetvolution.com
"This tavern musical is a must see for any adult looking for a night of intellectual literature and folk rock songs over a drink."
-Laura Tull, Examiner.com