Thursday, October 11, 2007

Three Mo' Tenors


Little Schubert Theatre

Shh! If you perhaps run into fellow showdowners, Patrick or Aaron, at say Triton Gallery or Applebees, don't let on that you know that I'm going to try and count Three Mo' Tenors towards our race. For even though this production has an official Playbill and a few showtunes are sung, this is admittedly not theater, but a musical revue (and that's okay! as long as you're not in the middle of a cutthroat theater race). The gimmick here is 3 guys (James N. Berger, Victor Robertson and Duane A. Moody at the performance I attended) over the course of 2 hours sing 8 different styles of music. Sometimes they were electrifying, especially during the soul and blues medleys and the Ray Charles tribute. At other times like during the opera and showtune segments, the ease of delivery gave way to focused, careful work as though they were uncomfortably teetering on a tightrope. They got the hard stuff out of the way first though and much of Act 2 was loaded with showstoppers that rocked the house out old school.

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