Review: 'Saturday Night Fever' at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Published: Thursday, September 29, 2016 By: Nancy Sasso Janis Source: Connecticut Critic Circle
Mangano; a strong dancer and lovely singer, she maintained her regional accent throughout her many musical numbers. Another standout was the talented Michelle Dawson (Nancy in ‘Oliver!’ at WBT) in the role of disco singer Candy and Pat McRoberts at the DJ Monty. 

In the ensemble were Audrey Tesserot, Kristyn Pope, Natalie Perez-Duel, Walter Filmore IV, Christopher DeAngelis, Lauren Dalal, Josh Bates, and Anthony Avino. Fine dancers each and every one, and they all got to wear some serious seventies gear. 

The six musicians in the offstage pit covered the hits of the Bee Gees and the other musical numbers well; Ryan Edwards Wise is the musical director. While I enjoyed the Bee Gees dance numbers, my favorite song of the night was “100 Reasons.” Beautiful and flashy lighting was designed by Andrew Gmoser and the fine set designed by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case featured a bridge across the NY skyline. The same pair designed and executed the abundant seventies costumes with Gerald Kelly in charge of the flattering wigs. 

On the menu for the evening performance was Chicken Florentine, along with the usual delicious selections. The signature drink was called ‘The Odyssey,’ after the name of the disco. 

Coming up in the new season at WBT is ‘The Bikinis,’ ‘Mamma Mia,’ ‘Annie (back at WBT after a 34 year wait) and ‘Annie Get Your Gun.’