BWW Review: Cute & Charming DIXIE SWIM CLUB is Bubbly Fun
Sound Design adds a nice level of realism as well. The sounds of waves crashing on the beach when the sliding glass door is opened works well and is mixed at the perfect volume so as not to interfere with the dialogue being delivered.
Make-up and Wig Design is also a strong part of the show. Each wig looks great and helps age the actresses as they journey from 44 to 77 over the course of the play. The one mishap here is the age makeup on Agatha Raleigh's Vernadette in the final scene. Around her jowls it looks as though there is a silicone application that won't stay down, which is distracting. I would think darkening the lines on the actress' face would be enough for the aging effect.
The Country Playhouse's production of the cute, bubbly, and amiable DIXIE SWIM CLUB is a fun and funny night out at the theater. There is not a lot of depth to the show, but it will warm hearts and make audiences laugh from beginning to end.
DIXIE SWIM CLUB runs on the Cerwinske Stage at the Country Playhouse through March 23, 2013. For more information and tickets, visit http://countryplayhouse.org or call (713) 467 - 4497.Photo courtesy of Country Playhouse.
L to R: Mary Westbrook as Dinah, Jan E. Potts as Lexie, Agatha Raleigh as Vernadette, Susan Bray as Jeri Neal & Nora Hahn as Sheree