'S Wonderful ReviewPublished: Monday, March 5, 2012 7:00 am By: William Reynolds Source: Rockland Lifestyle
The unlikely heroine in the fourth musical is a make-up artist at a Hollywood studio in 1948. A casting call is put out for a young female lead. Jane (Stacey Harris) dutifully attends to the excited would-be starlets, as she sings "Funny Face," a Gershwin classic that was first introduced by Fred Astaire and his sister Adele in 1927. Not overly impressed by the looks of the aspiring actresses, Jane boldly takes a stand and decides to audition, as well. Undaunted by the task at hand, Jane sings one of my favorite songs "They All Laughed." I found myself mouthing the lyrics: "They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round, They all laughed when Edison recorded sound..."At the audition, each girl is asked to kiss the leading man, Gene. To the surprise of the director, Gene picks Jane and they sing "Nobody But You." In a moment, Jane's life has taken a dramatic turn, that she, herself, never thought was possible. A career in show business and a man to share her life with. But, no sooner is Jane signed to a contract with the studio, when her leading man walks off with one of his other leading ladies. A downcast Jane sings "Isn't it a Pity."