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Christmas Canteen 2002

a Holiday Musical
CATEGORY : COMEDY DRAMA MUSICAL
by Scott F. Rousseau

COMPANY : Aurora Theatre [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Aurora Theatre [WEBSITE]
ID# 608

SHOWING : November 29, 2002 - December 22, 2002

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

The tradition continues with the 7th annual holiday USO review. Stroll down memory lane with the show that has become a must-see for the entire family. Sentimental standards, classic Christmas carols, and stirring tributes to those who risked their lives for our country's freedom color an evening that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Anthony Rodriguez
Choreographer Robert Egizio
Production Manager Keith Hinze
Stage Manager Christy Mauldin
Musical Director Ann-Carol Pence
Snake Lesly Terrell Donald
Freddy Robert Egizio
Rita Natalie Gray
Marianne Kristie Krabe
Andy Andy Meeks
Daisy Stacey Roberts
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REVIEWS

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Adequate
by Okely Dokely
Saturday, December 21, 2002
4.0
This was a very good production with a lot of talent. This was my second time seeing this show. The last time I saw it was in '97, and it was a little better that year, but this year's version had a totally different spin, so I give props to Scott Rousseau/the Aurora staff for doing some major revamping and keeping it fresh.

I don't think there was a weak link in the cast. Andy Meeks - an actor who I've worked with - was a pleasure to watch and hear. He has a singing voice that was just right for this show's style of music. The biggest standout for me, though, was Robert Egizio. Though I had heard a lot about him, I had never seen him in anything before, but I couldn't take my eyes off him. He has a stage presence, voice, and grace that channels Tommy Tune, Fred Astaire, and Gene Kelly. I hope to see a lot more of him in the future.

As usual, the harmonies and choreography were top notch, but I was trying to settle into what would have been the highlight of the show; a beautiful rendition of Silent Night, but I was sitting near an elderly gentlemen who felt the need to hum along. Problem was, he couldn't carry a tune with even the best tune-carrying device ever created. But I guess that shows how much the show translated to the audience, if people were compelled to join in and sing along.

All in all, this was a production well worth checking out, and I'm sorry to all of those who missed it. [POST A COMMENT REGARDING THIS REVIEW]


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