Tony Cocove

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Show Boat

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Saturday May 11, 2013 / 7:00pm
Show Boat
2 tickets
Second Tier, Level 4
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

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What happens when you combine opera and a classic Broadway show...PERFECTION! Everything about this performance is excellent. A cast of over 100 consist of professionally trained opera singers, skilled dancers, and talented actors. The costumes are stunning and true to the decades they represent, the sets cleverly transition to move the story along, and the KC orchestra is the perfect accompaniment to this show. And oh the music...Joe's Ol" Man River, Julie's Bill, Gaylord's Make Believe and all the rest. Must mention the historic backdrop of racism...Queenie's rendition of Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun' brings the two worlds of white and black into perspective. This production includes all the musical numbers usually cut, but even at 3 hours, I was never bored or restless. I doubt there will ever be a Show Boat like this again. I am running out of superlatives....this is a MUST SEE production.