Theatre of Love: The Perfect Valentine's Day Treat

February 4
1:37 PM 2007

MBS Productions' Theatre of Love is a pleasant mixture of songs, poems and short plays which all have a common theme:  love.  The show, which is quite freewheeling and almost improvisational in nature, succeeds especially well in the Second Act, which highlights several songs from the second and third decades from the twentieth century.

The four men and four women who made up the troupe in Theatre of Love were all talented and had energy and enthusiasm to spare.  Coming out especially ahead in the evening were Sherna Armstrong, who belted out a goosepimple-inducing "My Man"; Sarah Enriquez, who used a delicious New York accent in the comic playlet Two Couples Two; and James Casarez, Jr., who enlivened the evening by playing the trumpet (when not dressed as an adult Cupid!)

Director Mark-Brian Sonna has engineered a truly creative evening. The various pieces were connected by droll rhyming narratives by the cast members. After a somewhat shaky start, the evening became quite fluid with one performance blending seamlessly into the next.  Mr. Sonna has even arranged to work in one an actual proposal during each performance.

Theatre of Love is quite simply, far different than any other entertainment to be found in Dallas at the present.  A lively band of youthful entertainers are ready to take you through an exciting evening.  I had a smile on my face as the evening came to a close, and so will you.

Theatre of Love continues through February 14.  For more information, please visit the MBS Productions website.

Photo Credit:  Mark-Brian Sonna

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Joseph Melnicoff Joseph Melnicoff was born in Philadelphia, and his love affair with the theater began when his parents took him to see the great Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun when he was eight. He is currently working on a book, Poetry Set to Music: the Lyrics of Musical Theatre, and has plans to launch an internet series that will discuss and critique musical theatre. Joseph covers the theater scene in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area (commonly known as the "Metroplex" ) for He has a Bachelor's Degree in American Studies from Boston University and holds an MBA from Drexel University. Headshot by Mike Morgan Photography


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