Saturday, 7 July 2007

"My One and Only", Stratford Festival, Stratford, ON

Twice a season, Gord and I head down to the Stratford Festival. This afternoon we saw "My One and Only".

True love conquers all in this high-stepping, toe-tapping, jazz-age romance. S'wonderful!Daredevil pilot Billy Buck Chandler is determined to woo bathing beauty Edythe Herbert, star of a 1920’s Hollywood style swimming/dancing extravaganza. But Edythe’s boss, the evil Prince Nikki, has other plans. Crammed with exotic locations, outrageous plot twists and heart-stopping dance numbers, this zany comedy features beloved Gershwin tunes like " 'S Wonderful," and "Nice Work if You Can Get It."

It was okay. Lots of tapdancing, if you're into that (I enjoyed the dance numbers; Gord thought they were a big long sometimes).

An improvement would have been to work on their accents. Edythe went in and out of hers (sometimes she sounded British; sometimes snobby American) and I thought Prince Nikki was Italian but he sounded Russian towards the end.

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