Reviews

02 November 2017

Acting Review: Jesus Christ Superstar

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“YOU CAN’T GET A TICKET FOR LOVE OR MONEY,” SAID A BEAMING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RON ULRICH IN NEPTUNE’S LOBBY . As Christ, Alfie Zappacosta treads the thinnest of lines between over-doing and under doing it. In the first act he all but sleep-walks through the role with an expression of profound melancholy on his face, except for his angry scourging of the moneylenders out of...
02 November 2017

Music Review: Live From Blue Frog Studios

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Alfie Zappacosta is not a Maritimer. But he could have been, and in some ways, he is. The Zappacosta family arrived in Canada in 1953 from Italy, landing at Halifax’s Pier 21, with Alfie just six months old. Playing to a packed Stayner’s Wharf club crowd, Zappacosta admits he has no memories of it: “I know I had oranges, and I was allergic to them,...
02 November 2017

Live Performance Review: Forza Zappacosta

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You would not be amiss to compare Alfie Zappacosta to a vintage VQA wine. Very rarely accessible but when he does perform it’s for a discerning crowd who are extremely familiar with his set list. Having successfully battled recent health setbacks, the Sora Italy native was in strong voice during his recent appearance at a capacity Hugh’s Room dinner theatre setting, playing to a solid female following....