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Press & Reviews

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Hearts Are Wild

""Hearts Are Wild is the contemporary rock musical at its best. The musical numbers are powerful and lingering and the lyrics are tight and witty. 4 out of 5 stars."
The Pitt News, Feb. 2006 (Read more...)

Heat Lightning

"A new theatrical form may be taking place at the Kirk Theatre: The garage band musical. Scruffy, relaxed, and intimate! Punchy songs...a wry number called 'Ordinary Life' early on sets a nice tongue-in-cheek tone."
The New York Times, March 2003 (Read more...)

A Midsummer Night's Dream, A Rock Opera

"Who is this George Griggs and where has he been hiding? ...the author of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a Rock Musical writes catchy and singable classic rock 'n' roll with strong hooks. Not obnoxious, angry, and show-offy as in Spring Awakening, but playful, '60s-style rock, the kind that might have been performed by Tommy Roe or Jan and Dean. It's full of melody and good will, and you can leave the theater humming it. His lyrics are functional and unShakespearean, but they complement the bubblegum good times of the music perfectly.", August 2011 (Read more...)

FAB! A Musical Poptoon

"...up-beat catchy songs...rock 'n' roll has never been so funny. 4 out of 5 stars."
Three Weeks, August 2007 (U. K.) (Read more...)

Transmitter Man: Rock Radio Play (Recording)

"If you're in the mood for an unusual theatrical musical theatre adventure, and have a taste for rock and risk, check out Transmitter Man...wailing guitars, hand-banging rock, several catchy and quirky songs.", Aug. 2007 (Read more...)

About Face
(Music/Lyrics George Griggs, Playwright Dario Fo)

"Slyly funny lyrics." New Haven Register

"The songs add enormously to the fun." Weston Forum

"The songs are exceptionally funny." The Herald

"The songs heighten both the tension and the absurdity of the text (Dario Fo's, About Face). Although the tunes inspire toe tapping, the danger lurking in the lyrics does not go ignored."
Boston Phoenix

"...effervescent...(About Face) The Marx brothers with an Italian accent."
Mel Gussow, The New York Times

"You have completely caught the spirit of Dario Fo and made an exciting contribution to the realization of About Face."
Lloyd Richards, Artistic Director: Yale Repertory Theatre

Other quotes:

"The musical pieces (in Hot Line) were superb."
The Load

"Griggs offers his own brand of Broadway-rock with Ray Davies undertones."
Gannett Suburban Newspapers

"Griggs has a polished power-pop approach."
Gannett Suburban Newspapers

"Griggs has a solid grasp for pop sensibility and a flair for melodic hooks."
Gannett Suburban Newspapers