Cygnet Theatre has done full justice to "the mother of all musicals." It's Cygnet's largest show in its 13 seasons. But you'd never know it. The evening flows. Linda Libby's first-rate Mama Rose, in oversized, homemade coats and desperately optimistic outlook, could have been, as someone says, "a pioneer woman without a frontier." Allison Spratt Pearce moves Louise almost imperceptably from her mother's Ugly Duckling to the headliner at Minsky's. The entire cast contributes, especially Katie Whalley Banville as June (later to become June Havoc) and Manny Fernandes as passive-until-crunch-time Herbie. Critic's Pick.
Ongoing until Sunday, September 4, 2016
|Sundays, 2pm & 7pm|