STREET CORNER SYMPHONY

STREET CORNER SYMPHONY

Unless audiences lose their taste for classic ’60s and ’70s tunes overnight, this highly enjoyable revue could become the sleeper of the season. The talented eight-member cast gives rousing renditions of nearly 40 pop-radio hits, from Dancing in the Street to Love Train. Standouts include Jose Llana, whose exuberant dancing and dulcet voice makes Baby Workout fun, and Carol Dennis, who adds soul to American Pie. While Neil Peter Jampolis’ sets look cheesy, Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer’s clever lighting propels Psychedelic Shack and Proud Mary. Marion J. Caffey’s staging is sprightly, but he should cut the corny dialogue. He should also add even more songs; at 95 minutes, this is one Symphony that understays its welcome. From Entertainment Weekly, December 5, 1997

Presented by Kenneth Waissman and Bryan Bantry
in association with Sharleen Cooper Cohen
Conceived and Staged by Marion J. Caffey

Featuring:
Carol Dennis, Victor Trent Cook, Stacy Francis, Jose Llana,
Catherine Morin, C. E. Smith, Debra Walton and Eugene Fleming

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