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Nearly every critic for Everyday Rapture walked away from the show last night with a large smile plastered across his or her face. In this one-woman showcase, which was a last minute replacement for Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Sherie Rene Scott explodes with energy, charisma, humor and spectacular vocals. The last show to open in the 2009-2010 Broadway season, many are predicting that Scott and her cohorts will steal away more than one award from the competition.
New York Times
Just as the Broadway theater season is drawing to its close, a smashing little show has arrived to remind us of why so many of us keep going back to Broadway, even though it’s broken our heart so many times…. Of course there appears to be a significant overlap between the character and the actress…But in telling the story of Sherie, Ms. Scott embellishes, overstates, understates, bends and weaves the complexities and inconsistencies of one life into the whole-making harmonies of a musical fable. In so doing, she has created a beautiful, funny fiction that is both utterly removed from and utterly true to real life. Which is what I, at least, always hope a musical will do. Read the full review.
Scott and “Everyday Rapture,” her deliciously entertaining mini-musical, have arrived on Broadway, an emergency, end-of-season replacement for the Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of “Lips Together, Teeth Apart” which imploded during rehearsals…. the bubbly, blond, multitalented Scott has one of those quirky, expansive theater personalities that can really fill a stage…And her story, concocted by Scott and Dick Scanlan, is funny, touching and more than a little melodic. Read the full review.
Well, we can use one more theatrical autobiography if it’s as funny, quirky, and offbeat as Sherie Rene Scott’s “Everyday Rapture”…. There’s more than one actor in the cast, the witty script by Scott and Dick Scanlan doesn’t follow a clear chronological line, and Scott…employ[s] a dry, ironic tone [and t]he strong, clear voice and off-center sense of humor that informed her standout performances in “Aida,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” and “The Little Mermaid”…. Thanks to Scott’s insightful self-examination, razzle-dazzle showmanship, and dynamite vocals, this is a satisfying and enjoyable way to end the 2009-10 Broadway season. Read the full review.
There’s no denying that the beautiful blonde Scott possesses considerable talent and charm, both of which are on ample display. She delivers her frequently amusing tale with sly, understated humor in a breathy, sexy voice that recalls Marilyn Monroe’s in its disingenuousness…. Scott, accompanied by backup singers Lindsay Menez and Betsy Wolfe, handles the musical and narrative demands of the show in fine fashion. But “Rapture” comes across as overly precious and lacking the thematic heft that would justify its unexpected Broadway berth. Read the full review.
In the opening scene of the charmingly frenetic philosophical/autobiographical rumination-with-songs, Everyday Rapture, Sherie Rene Scott classifies herself as “one of Broadway’s biggest, brightest semi-stars.” Not anymore, lady. Here is Scott. She is not merely carrying this enchanting carnival — coauthored by herself — on her more than capable shoulders; she is the show. Scott is a force to be reckoned with. Everyday Rapture has provided an entertaining jolt to the season’s less-than-stellar lineup of new musicals. Read the full review.