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- Ethnicity: Caucasian
- Age Range: 35 - 50
- Vocal Range: Baritone
- Eyes: Br
- Hair: Salt&Pepper
- Height: 5' 10"
David Natale as Jed and Jeff Allen Pierce as Boyd are simply brilliant. Playing characters from Adam and Eve to Attila the Hun, Jewish laborers building the pyramids, the Virgin Mary commingling with Mrs. Gandhi, Nefertiti and Caesar, Napoleon, Eva Braun, Tokyo Rose and Minnehaha, a good part of their achievement was the clarity and definition of each character.
Their technical skill was evident in the ingenious creation of characters using the simple, wildly inventive costume ideas . Their control allowed every word of the lyrics to sound spontaneous, to sustain the musicality and to know just how far they could push ridiculous characterizations and still be humorously believable. Their sense of proportion in their performances allowed hilarious exaggeration to appear spontaneous and appropriate. This kind of bravura comedy requires the impeccable direction and firm control that Denise Winter brought to these incredibly talented actors.
"The Big Bang" was a big surprise to me. I expected a light, summertime entertainment and what they delivered was top-level professional theatrical comedy. I can't think of any two actors in the Puget Sound area that could have done a better job with these roles. I can't think of a better way to spend a summer evening. . "The Big Bang" is a very big success.
WESTERBORKSERENADE WINS 2008 SEATTLE TIMES FOOT-LIGHT AWARD!!!
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Reviews of The Westerbork Serenade:
"Natale conveys with economy and depth a gripping, true life story and the people caught up in it...he is actor enough to carry it alone"
Misha Berson, Seattle Times 1/18/08
"Natale transforms the story of Westerbork into a universal meditation on art sacrifice and survival...His deep personal investment in the material, along with obvious talent, gives Westerbork an undeniable moral force."
Richard Morin, Seattle Weekly, 1/16-22/08
"Natale is an extremely versatile performer...With its jaunty song and dance numbers, gleaned from the Westerbork repertoire, Natale's show is particularly unnerving."
Joe Adcock, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1/15/08
"The Westerbork Serenade [is] not only...a Holocaust story about Jews and Nazis, but a cautionary tale on the destructiveness of prejudice and racism"
Peter A. Klein, JT News 1/11/08
WHAT IS IT: The Westerbork Serenade (by David Natale) is the true story of Jewish cabaret performers held by the Nazis in the Dutch transit camp, Westerbork. From 1942-1944 some of the greatest stars of Berlin performed in reviews at Westerbork. Being in the show delayed their transport to the eastern death camps. But in the end, most were killed. The show contains period songs, accounts and sketches. The Westerbork Serenade is the title of an acerbic song about camp life written by the Dutch singing duo, Johnny & Jones in 1944, just months before their deportation and death in Auschwitz.
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Check out these notices from my 2006 role of John Lennon in "Just Like Starting Over" at the Seattle Public Theatre:
"The show benefits from a terrific portrayal of Lennon by David Natale"
Seattle Times, 9/17/06
"As Lennon David Natale contributes measureless bouncy humor and urgency"
Joe Adcock, Seattle P.I. 9/12/06
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