“Beardo’ rides pretty high on its impressionistic scenes and Malloy’s enticing score. The quintet and Davaran provide expert accompaniment. The voices ring true in every song … the effect is nothing less than magic.”
– Robert Hurwitt, The San Francisco Chronicle

“‘Beardo’ might be the edgiest production ever mounted by Shotgun Players.”
– Rachel Swan, The East Bay Express

“a magnetic hero — strange and mystical, ‘a very hairy visionary’ with a song in his heart, a few magic tricks up his sleeve and the sex appeal of a rock star.”
– Georgia Rowe, The Examiner

“So much creativity is on display in this thrilling new piece of music theatre that, if you’re smart, you’ll put Beardo on your must-see list.”
– George Heymont,

“Every aspect of the production is outstanding … the show thrums with creative energy.”
– Chris Jensen, SFWeekly

“In the opening salvo of its 20th anniversary season, Shotgun Players hits a raucous, ribald, and consistently clever bull’s eye with ‘Beardo.'”
– Robert Avila, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

“a funny, quirky, work of art…significant and funny as hell.”
– John A. McMullen II, The Examiner

“raucous musical celebration of a legendary badass…impishly decadent staging…delightful musical numbers…impressively polished and versatile…very, very funny”
– Sam Hurwitt, The Idiolect

“‘Beardo’ is exactly how I like my musicals–edgy, a little twisted and thoroughly enjoyable.”
– Marisela Orta,

“marvelous string quintet… an unbelievable, must see show”
– Kedar K. Adour,

“phenomenal talent… simply outstanding”
– Percival Arcibal,