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The Taffetas
a Musical Revue
CATEGORY :
by Rick Lewis

COMPANY : Stage Door Players [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Stage Door Players [WEBSITE]
ID# 2083

SHOWING : March 16, 2007 - April 15, 2007

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

It's 1950-something, and Kaye, Peggy, Cheryl and Donna, four singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana are making their national singing debut. "Spotlight on Music," a fictitious weekly television show on the real life Dumont Television Network sets the stage for an evening of some of the greatest hits of the 1950’s, including “You Belong to Me,” “Sorry,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Lollipop,” and “Old Cape Cod.” If you liked “Forever Plaid,” you’ll love “The Taffetas."

No performance Easter Sunday, April 8


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Robert Egizio
Choreographer Ricardo Aponte
Sound Design Dan Bauman
Lighting Design Brad Bergeron
Stage manager Courtney Loner
Costume Design Jane C Uterhardt
Musical Director Linda Uzelac
Scenic Design Chuck Welcome
Peggy Sims Banes
Kaye Kelly Fletcher
Cheryl Addie Hampton
Donna Abby Parker
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REVIEWS

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Sweet Tarts
by Mama Alma
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
5.0
I like to think I have really eclectic musical tastes, but as much as I love Sondheim, as clever as I find Prince, as much as I appreciate the irony in the lyrics of a Randy Travis song, there's just something about the ballads of the 50s that thrill. Perhaps I'm just showing my age (I was born in 1950).

My only criticism of this musical is that there's so much music that most of it is done in medley form. It's like a melodic smorgasbord, and I like my songs a little more complete. But I realize the sampler technique appeals to the more general public. After all, if we didn't cut something, we'd have been there all night. (I would have stayed, believe me.)

All the Taffetas are great performers, but I'll admit to a bit of a prejudice for Kelly Fletcher. She's just got this great big voice that seems to go on forever. I'd love to see her do a solo act, maybe illuminating the life and work of the great Peggy Lee (Fever!). Sims Lamason also pleases, although, again, I wish she'd been allowed to sing the entire version of "Cry."

I don't know where Robert Egizio finds these great talents, but don't stop. Please don't stop. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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