Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sisters of Swing
Boulder’s Dinner Theatre: 3/7 – 5/11
                      Left to Right: Joanie Brosseau, Norelle Moore and Tracy Warren

     You know how you hear about  theatres that only cater to the young hip audiences?  Never let it be said that Boulder’s Dinner Theatre doesn’t give equal time to senior audiences. Its production of “Sisters of Swing” gives older theatergoers their due in a show full of old fashioned class.
      If you look around during the show you’ll see lots of older couples lost in their memories of their glory days back in the nineteen forties. This show is all about nostalgia and our boys in uniform in World War II. One small screen at the corner of the proscenium lets us know the exact time and place as the Andrews Sisters take their musical journey to fame.

     These ladies sold over ninety million records and “went gold” nine times.

      The very fine acting and stellar voices of Norelle Moore, Joanie Brosseau and Tracy Warren bring The Andrews Sisters to glowing life. The harmonies this trio delivers are pitch perfect and utterly delicious. Ms. Brosseau is a veteran of many BDT hits and a personal favorite of this reviewer. Her name alone should draw a huge crowd. Tracy Warren directs as well as acts. The newbie on the block is Norelle Moore. It was my great pleasure to meet this artist after her performance in Town Hall’s critically acclaimed production of “HAIR.” One looks forward to seeing this young star again soon upon the BDT stage.
     “Sisters of Swing”is primarily a jukebox musical showcasing such hits as : “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree” and “All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.” Minimal scenic and lighting designs seem just right  as a superb sound design by Wayne Kennedy adds authenticity with its radio static, and sounds of military jeeps and airplanes.
     Scott Beyette and Joey Revier appear briefly as The Andrew Sisters’ boy friends and husbands. Scott Severtson adds comic relief. Music director Neal Dunfee delivers the goods magnificently with his superb onstage band.

For tickets go online to   or call the box office at 303-449-6000.Marlowe's Musings

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