Having seen the show, I totally agree. Ms Dobson is underwhelming, to say the least. Every (supposed) showstopper was delivered with the same vocal prowess as 'Anyone Can Fall in Love' (why they didn't put this in as her speciality, I don't know) and her jewish quips seemed grafted on and failed to get any laughs. It really seemed she was walking through the performance, which is a shame - I have seen her be so much better in several things. I longed for her understudy to take over mid show. The only two people worth watching, for me, were Darren Day, who I have never really rated and has always seemed lazy in past productions, when playing the lead. He has obviously turned over a new leaf now, as he worked his socks off and was immensely watchable. The other was Amanda Salmon - who exuded life, competence (which was generally lacking in the rest of the company) and brilliant comic flair from her first entrance and whenever she was on the stage. A STAR IS BORN! The every-expense-spared production values didn't help matters, nor did the generally lacklustre casting and direction by Chris Colby - which is a type of American cheese... e3745very apt for this show! - Adelle
01 Apr 08
Totally agree with wos review, this production could have been so good with an injection of cash and better casting!! - Jon
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