Randall’s Event Journal

Musicman 111813
Sunday February 23, 2014 / 7:00pm
The Music Man
2 tickets
Section B (Rows S-U Center)

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It's hard to go wrong with THE MUSIC MAN and this MTW presentation is pretty entertaining. Davis Gaines (arm in sling, due to an accident), works hard and carries with the show with abundant energy. The cast surrounding him possess strong voices (there's a very big chorus and lots of talented kids) and solid acting chops. There is a standout comedic performance by Rebecca Spencer as Eulalie McKechnie Shin. The choreography is good but the only standout number was "Shipoopi". This theater has a huge stage and at times the show labored to fill it, even with this huge cast. But the score is wonderful and very well sung and the songs are taken a little above their usual tempo, keeping the evening moving quickly.