Inspiring – Intimate – Heartfelt


Posted by Ping | 26 April 2021 | Film ReviewsReadReview 

a raw biographical performance comprised of life-defining moments, humour, heartbreak, and self-discovery accompanied by beautiful music…

“In all honesty I started watching The Pass not knowing at all what to expect as I had no prior knowledge of Denise Marsa and had not heard her music, but by the end of The Pass I was wanting an encore! Viewers should watch The Pass with an open mind and understand that this delivery method of live narrative and music is rather unique and may be something you’re not used to.” read full review

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Recent events

London: THE PASS to close out week-long event !

watch Lesflicks Q & A from 5.2.21

Lesflicks celebrates Lesbian Visibility Week with a host of virtual events including 12 activities across 8 rooms providing a multitude of opportunities to get your organisation’s message of support and your brand firmly in front of our global audience. Highlights include: games with    prizes    (scavenger    hunt,    quizzes,    and    bingo), viewings of the films ‘AESOP’ and ‘Forever  Not  Maybe’, and live Q&A’s with Rachel Dax, writer of  the  award winning  film,  ‘Time  and  Again’  and  Jillian  Armenante, acclaimed actress of ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Vice’ fame. The 24 Hour Extravaganza punctuates the week long celebration and its culminating event is the viewing of ‘The Pass’ immediately followed by a live Q&A with the playwright/singer/songwriter,  Denise  Marsa.

Lesflicks is proud to be releasing “The Pass”, a live theatrical event written and performed by Denise Marsa, in association with BMG Management Rights (US) LLC and Denise Marsa Productions

‘The Pass’ is a compelling series of autobiographical vignettes incorporating songs and stories penned and performed by Denise Marsa, featuring Tracy Stark on piano and supporting vocals. Travel with Denise as she recounts her career towards the end of the 70s, through the highly volatile and emotional 80’s, continuing on through the start of the tech-driven 90s and on into the 21st century. Discover Denise the artist, explorer, innovator, raconteur and entrepreneur. (read full release Canal St)

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Watch THE PASS now available on Lesflicks VOD

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“Denise Marsa is one of a kind. She’s a force of nature, a life-affirming singer, an overwhelmingly positive presence. The songs are the real soul of the show, although tunes are at times reminiscent of Disney movies and the lyrics sound like simplified versions of Rent’s. The storytelling is simple, but effective. Songs simply flow out of Marsa’s life, as much as her life can be traced back and pinned down in songs – they are one and the same thing. One just feels sorry not to know the lyrics, as the temptation to sing along is quite strong.” – A Younger Theatre, London

“The songs featured in the show are all Marsa’s, and they are more evocative than provocative. The evening proved educational as well as inspirational for this reviewer.” London Theatre 1

INTERVIEW: Editor’s Pick: This Week London 

West Village Original Interview

Marsa has a warm and inviting singing voice. The evening proved educational as well as inspirational for this reviewer – there was so much about Denise Marsa beyond ‘Lucky Stars’, the song she duetted with Dean Friedman in the late Seventies. But whatever your level of familiarity with Marsa, her life and her career, it’s good to be reminded of the importance of keeping everything in perspective. A nuanced and fascinating show. “- This Week London

“Her performance is a decidedly soulful journey that begins in the 1970s and follows her through the decades to the present time. There is no shortness of talent here.” – TheaterLife

Interview: Denise Marsa on The Pass at The Playground Theatre

Sample Audience Reviews

“You were absolutely superb!” – Jessica Martin, London

“Authentic and inspiring. Thank you for your courage to share your powerful story.” –Plamena Todorova, London, Audience Club

“It was such a great show, I loved every minute of it! Denise’s story was very inspiring and heartwarming.”Lavia Papp, London

“Her spoken anecdotes of her life in and out of show business are told with wit and honesty. Refreshingly (and rarely!) that honesty has charm and delicacy, whether she’s making you laugh or cry.” – Jessica Sully, Journalist

Very well written and staged. Strong, professional voice. Held your attention for the full performance. Actually, could have been longer – left us hanging on some issues. Maybe a sequel? Janice Palladino, NYC