Jeff Smith 11:23 a.m., May 17
Pete 'n' Keely
Okay, they've gone their separate ways since the divorce. But those rumors about his womanizing and her thirst for firewater? Tabloid palaver. Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens , America's Singing Sweethearts, are not only doing just fine, they're reuniting on live TV. The premise is familiar; entertainers seethe behind wide smiles. And James Hindman's two-character musical sticks to the predictable formula. You know where it's headed before it starts. What also becomes predictable at Lamb's Players: Phil Johnson (who must have majored in Lounge as a Second Language) and Eileen Bowman (whose excellent vocals make kitsch resonate) will nail every number and entertain in spite of the creaky vehicle.
Worth a try.
- Review: "Pete 'n' Keely at Lamb's Players" (Jan. 27, 2013)