Celebratory nostalgia in the best way
Sheer, colorful spectacle
Delightful homage to classic comedy
The Columbus Dispatch
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August 14 - October 30
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Admission • $20.00 - $30.00
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"Besides Ms. Klein’s wonderful opening tune, highlights include a bouncy, joyous ensemble led “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” (The Andrews Sisters), Stacie Boord excels on Nina Simone’s “I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl”, while Brandon Anderson is terrific singing Rosemary Clooney’s “Come on-a My House”. Even the somewhat anachronistic “Bang, Bang” (Cher) works under the spell of Leah Haviland. Most mesmerizing however, is Amy Lay’s sexy, sultry, hilarious tribute to Madeline Kahn on “I’m So Tired” from the 1974 Mel Brooks’ flick Blazing Saddles."
"Act 2’s musical highpoints include Come On-a My House, with lead vocals by Brandon Anderson; Bang Bang, sung by Haviland; and the show-closing Zoot Suit Riot, delivered by Stev Guyer. But for sheer, colorful spectacle, the winner is The Mating Game, sung by Amy Lay and featuring a bevy of dancers in pasties and exotic headdresses. As is the norm at Shadowbox, the musicians provide first-rate accompaniment. Considering what’s going on in front of them, they also display amazing powers of concentration."
"One of the best is Amy Lay’s tribute to Madeline Kahn on a loving reprise of I’m Tired, the Marlene Dietrich sendup from the movie Blazing Saddles. Another highlight is “Slowly I Turned,” an evocation of a Three Stooges sketch performed with slapstick precision by David Whitehouse, Jim Andes and Brandon Anderson. Choreographer Katy Psenicka keeps the bodies in slinky motion while gloriously over-the-top costumes add a nice period atmosphere. "
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