ROBOTIC BABY is playing May 18-20, 2012 at 8 pm at The Tannery in Newburyport!

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It's interesting what they say...

In reference to acting and playwriting:

"At first everything appears normal — too normal. Jeff Onore is in a black suit and tie with a crisp white shirt. He looks like a businessman kidnapped by the Atlantic Fringe Festival." by Elissa Barnard, Arts Reporter for The Chronicle Herald, Canada, Sat., Sept. 12, 2009 read more ...

"What happened to Jeff? Well, I am not exactly sure. However, I will attempt to recap my experience..." by Amanda Campbell, critic blogger at The Way I See It, Fri, Sept. 11, 2009 read more ...

"Jeff Onore is busy brushing up on his Canadian, or whatever language it is that they speak up there......where the Clipper City comedian and self-described 'international sophisticate' will be taking 'A Busy Guy With Lots of Problems.' The production, which is difficult to describe, especially since the guy never bothers writing press releases, but explores themes of sexual obsession and failed relationships, has been accepted in the Atlantic Fringe Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 'I don't know how it happened,' says Onore. 'I'm just a crazy kid with a dream.'

Onore has seen his share of literary successes lately. Several of his plays‚ including The Realtor and Psych Date, have been staged at the New Works Festival. Let Freedom Ring won Best Short Play honors in 2007. A Busy Guy was staged at Independent Submarine's 1 x 1 Festival of Solo Performance and 1 x 1 Redux in Newburyport two years ago, and in Dig It, a shared production with playwright Leslie Pasternack two years ago at Stage Left Studio in New York. It also took top Audience Favorite honors in last year's Boston Fringe. The show is not static. He adds new material or reworks old stuff, but not so much that it would warrant bringing notes or a laptop on stage.

'It's all new to me, it's like walking on a tightrope, it's exciting,' he says. 'It's weird to be talking about it this way, no one ever talks to me about it.' He's reminded of the whole press release issue, how they're generally a good way to get information out there. 'Yeah,' he says, 'maybe I should pay more attention to that.' But, until that issue sorts itself out, he's gonna focus on festivals as a way out of his press shortcomings. 'Festivals are the way to go,' he says. 'They provide the stage, they sell the tickets, they do everything that's hard for me to do. If I could just get them to handle the press releases and maybe do the acting, I could sit back and really let the accolades roll in.'"
John Lockwood of blog "Newburyport Arts

In reference to music:

Onore's solo work unveils a series of dark dependencies, as his Everyman goes where others won't dare. Shedding layers, Onore finds wonderment and the grotesque underneath.

"Bringing to mind masters such as Randy Newman and Elvis Costello... Jeff Onore is in their league... Raises the bar for singer songwriters of the sinister/humorous variety."
- Barney Quick, Indie-Com

"What Happened to Jeff" is a minor masterpiece of post punk rock filled with rich, dark humor and an unrepentent rock and roll heart, quirky and strangely appealing wickedly funny lyrics, decidedly edgy, themes of sexual obsession and failed relationships are not normally the sort of thing one would consider funny, but Onore somehow pulls it off."
- Syracuse New Times

"'crack a smile at this twisted songsters point of view."
- Northeast Performer

"wickedly funny, decidedly edgy. . . themes of sexual obsession and failed relationships are not normally the sort of thing one would consider funny, but Onore somehow pulls it off, staggering the fine line between disturbed and disturbing."
- Fosters Daily writes

Metronome adds: “the left side of life, hip, urbane, style all his own."