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Hands on a Hardbody Critics' Reviews

"‘Hands on a Hardbody,’ a seemingly far-fetched stage show based on a documentary that features songs co-written by Phish frontman Trey Anastasio, stars a modified Aztec red Nissan. By the end of the show, you'll swear that truck can dance."

Review by Mark Kennedy from Associated Press

"The unpretentious integrity of the material, the straight-up presentation of the characters and the likable cast encourage you to root for them, yielding many affecting moments."

Review by David Rooney from Hollywood Reporter

"Exuberant choral work stands out. Ditto the wistful ‘If I Had This Truck’ and nostalgic ‘Used to Be,’ which find the competitors looking forward and backward on their lives."

Review by Joe Dziemianowicz from New York Daily News

"The skillful score, by Trey Anastasio of the indie jam-band Phish (music) and Amanda Green (music and lyrics), locks into a bluesy country-rock vibe early and hugs it tight."

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

"There is a forceful empowerment number called ‘Stronger’ that's fabulously well performed by a very solid cast, highlighted by [Keala] Settle, whose performance is surely of premium octane…"

Review by Chris Jones from The Chicago Tribune

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