is love” is sung with more anger than wistfulness, which is certainly understandable in the situation. Mrs. Corney’s red petticoat does remind me of Mammy’s in “Gone With The Wind.” Both the amplification and the makeup could be toned down to accommodate the intimate venue. As in every production, certain performers stand out. John Treacy Egan’s
voice brings a richness and professionalism to the proceedings. John Anthony Lopez
captures the many conflicting sides of Fagin. And I was delighted by Cali LaSpina
, whose warmth and sparkle made me notice Bet for the first time in any production I’ve seen of this musical. There are all kinds of families, and the cast and crew of a play are a family, too. When the dedicated people who are behind the scenes at a theater, and the hard working folks putting on a show get together to entertain the family that is the Westchester Broadway audience, you can bet a good time will be had by all.
Michall Jeffers is an accomplished Cultural Journalist. She writes extensively, both in print and online. Her eponymous cable TV show is syndicated throughout the tri-state area, and features celebrity interviews, reviews, and commentary. She belongs to SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She is a voting member of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, American Theatre Critics Association, and International Association of Theatre Critics. In addition, Michall has been voted onto the prestigious Broadway League List. -