'Holiday Inn' at Walnut Street Theatre: An early start to the holiday season
Led by conductor John Daniels’ versatile band, the Walnut’s ensemble delivers potent renditions of “Blue Skies,” “Happy Holiday,” and the patriotic “Song of Freedom”; only the lackluster “Heat Wave” disappoints. Michelle Gaudette’s tap choreography thrills on “Shaking the Blues Away,” and Tischler dazzles, gliding across the stage during his dance solo. Charles Abbott’s direction balances the big numbers with boisterous comedy, let by Mary Martello’s sharp wit (as Jim’s housekeeper, Louise).
Published at Thu, 13 Sep 2018 17:58:09 +0000