Tuesday, July 22, 2003

Friendly Persuasion (6th in a series)

...or Some Friends' Shows I Know that are Worth a Look

Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf: The Kamikaze and the Chameleon
Hey City Theater Downstairs

Kirsten Frantzich and Josette Antomarchi are Marlene and Edith, respectively. Both are absolutely charming ladies and just as talented as they are charming. The Dietrich/Piaf double bill is made all the more interesting by the fact that these two icons were once very close friends, and, for a time, perhaps more. But of course, it's also all about the music, and music there shall be. I got a taste of it during the taping of the "Cue to Cue" shows on the Fringe for SPNN Channel 19. Fresh Ink audiences at Illusion Theater have sampled a workshop version just recently. And now, on to the Fringe. A refreshing change of pace, highly recommended.

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