I stopped in at my local Ukrop’s last night and they hadn’t yet received this week’s Style (boo! hiss!) so I picked up the latest Urge instead. I was pleasantly surprised – as I was with their first issue – to see a couple of stories on theater, including a preview on “Guys and Dolls” and a nice overview of local cabaret penned by Billy Christopher Maupin. Good work, BC!
Before I totally submit to my urge to create a big groundswell of support for another production of “King Island Christmas” (yeah – because that’s the kind of power I yield! HA!), I went back and looked up my review of the show 8 years ago. In my memory, it just had great music and as Steve says it was a kick to see two Millers and two Whiteways on stage and there were great performances by Fernando Rivadeniera and Jerold Solomon. I kinda forgot that there were some story issues. But hey, even Peter Pan has some significant plot problems (um, the crocodile just appears on cue?) and it’s still a perennial fave!
This is also a good opportunity to point out that Jerold seems to be doing well, appearing on Broadway currently in the smashing revival of “South Pacific.” He even lists “King Island Christmas” in his bio!