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ERic Comstock, Barbara Fasano

Rat Pack Poet: Celebrating Sammy Cahn
On His 100th Birthday

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Tuesday night, Rat Pack Poet, a wide ranging, illuminating, and entertaining tribute to the lyricist Sammy Cahn on his 100th birthday, filled Stage72 with devoted

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Eva

The Way I Am – A New Light Shimmers in Cabaret

Monday, April 1st, 2013
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Eva Kantor fills a stage with fresh air. From songs made conversational to warm patter, sincerity anchors her debut solo show. Here I stand at

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Natalie Douglas

Freedom Songs: Election Edition – Inspiring

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
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Freedom Songs is inspiring. Anecdotal and historical set-ups are spare and illuminating, not the least because of the artist’s warmth and passion. Unique arrangements, a

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Vanessa Lemonides

Fade Out, Fade In – Mixed Bag Musical
Entertaining Production

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
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Having had terrific success with Singin’ in the Rain (1952), 12 years later, Betty Comden and Adolf Green moved their movie industry pastiche forward to

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Craig

Craig Pomranz—The Ides of March:
Breaking Up is the Thing to Do

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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Citing the existence of soooo many songs about break-ups, the recent fading of Valentine’s Day and his own experience with “dampened Kleenex,” the wry Craig

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The Midas Touch

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
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“Midas touch The mighty, mighty, mighty, mighty Midas Touch… Doctor Midas said to me Be sure you take your vitamin G…O…L…D” Bells Are Ringing (Jule

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A Swinging Birdland Christmas: Infectiously Jolly

Friday, December 23rd, 2011
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Seal those roasted chestnuts in Tupperware, toss the pile of receipts in a drawer, turn off the tree lights; avoid second thinking your menu and

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Craig

Love and the Weather—Thoroughly Entertaining

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
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Craig Pomranz’s thoroughly entertaining Love and the Weather is a clever concept. Love and the weather, birds of a feather/Can’t be depended upon/One day it’s

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