Elaborate Sets And Great Costumes Add To The Magic
Reviewed by Tom Jones May 14, 2019
What a treat. Belle is a beauty, the Beast is beastly, and
Gaston is everyone’s over-the-top egomaniac.
The only persons who like him better than he likes himself are the
audience. Scott Severtson as Gaston is a
crazed delight as he kisses his biceps and struts around the stage with every
girl in the village (except Belle) falling at his feet. He is a remarkable sight.
A Look Again At “My Fair Lady” At Midtown Arts Center
An Update To My Review!
by Tom Jones, May 9, 2019
A few weeks ago I was in the audience for opening night of the marvelous “My Fair Lady” at Midtown Arts Center. I was in awe of the entire production. Staff of the show noted that one of the supporting characters, Michael Lasris, was out of town for that opening night, and could I possibly return later in the run to see him perform as Eliza Doolittle’s father.
Felicity Slade and Tyler Grasmick Shine in Windsor High School Production
Reviewed by Tom Jones May 4, 2019
Beware, that smooth talking salesman, Harold Hill, is back in town. His reputation as a less-than-honest salesman precedes him, as he arrives in River City, Iowa, with a new gimmick. This season he is selling band instruments AND uniforms to naïve townspeople, eager to give their youngsters something to do while out of school.
The tale takes place over a hundred years ago – July of 1912. Citizens of Iowa were known to be stand-offish, and one lyric notes —
“And we’re so by God stubborn We can stand touchin’ noses For a week at a time and Never see eye-to-eye. (But you) ought to give Iowa a try!”