Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical at St. Luke's Theatre
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The last date listed for Danny and Sylvia: The Danny Kaye Musical was Sunday March 28, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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Off-Broadway Family Theatre presents an adaptation of C.S. Lewis' beloved tale, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the first in his classic series, The Chronicles of Narnia. In this creative adaptation, two actors play eight characters, both human and animal. Travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept into their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She has placed the land of Narnia under enchantment and now it is always winter, but never Christmas. Audiences will be drawn into the theater's "magic circle," where children and animals, fauns and mythical creatures come to life in this enchanting tale. Learn More
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Featured review from Stanley Conrad
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Not the kind of small show that makes you think -- on leaving -- "how lucky we are to live in NYC with quality theater around every corner." The audience is the oldest I've ever seen in a theater. You'll be surrounded by folks with walkers. God help you (and everybody) if there's a fire and the place has to be evacuated. The show is a surface-skimming look at the couple's relationship that only on rare occasions manages to soar. If the amount of drama in the show is an accurate reflection of the drama in their relationship, this isn't a couple you would have liked to be imprisoned in a dinner party with. The male lead manages to conjure up Danny Kaye only once (in the 2d-act opening number). I suppose the show is worth the money/time if you saw Danny in the Catskills on your honeymoon, but otherwise it might be wise to spend your budget elsewhere.
<p>A new musical love story, with book and lyrics by Robert McElwaine and music by Bob Bain, stars Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers as Danny Kaye and Kimberly Faye Greenberg as his wife and creative partner, Sylvia Fine who wrote many of his most famous songs.
Directed by Pamela Hall with choreography by Gene Castle, the musical follows the duo from the time the young undisciplined comic Danny Kaminsky meets aspiring songwriter Sylvia Fine at an audition in the 1930s. Under Sylvia's guidance as mentor, manager and eventually, wife, Kaye rises from improvisational comic to international film star. The musical explores their inspired collaboration and the romance and conflict that made them such a volatile and successful couple. Many of Danny's hit songs are featured including "Tchaikovsky," "Anatole of Paris," "Minnie the Moocher" and "Deena."</p>