John Porter posted his review of “Shining City” a couple of days ago. I hear there’s a review from Joan Tupponce out there somewhere as well, but I can’t find it in electronic format. I’ll link to it when I do. Based on what I’m hearing (at least at lunch today… with two other critics…), this is not a show to miss.
I won’t be able to this weekend because I’ll be wandering out west for a production of “Gypsy” at Live Arts in Charlottesville. I’ve never seen a show there before and the stars converged to make this the perfect opportunity to do so. A more embarrassing confession: I’ve never seen a professional production of “Gypsy” before. I’ve seen at least one school production. And I’ve heard (many times) my wife sing a few of the songs with her best friend from high school. They harmonize somewhat astonishingly so this production is going to have a high bar to climb over to impress me.