BWW Reviews: Trio of Leading Ladies Provide the Heart for Keeton Theatre's SWEET CHARITY
However, overall, London's direction seems somewhat unfocused and the show's sometimes lugubrious pacing threatens to throw the entire production off-track. The production really takes off during its musical numbers, as should be expected considering Ginger Newman's fine musical direction, and Kate Adams' choreography, which evokes much of Fosse's work, is exceptional. Congratulations to the ensemble for their fine performance of "Rich Man's Frug" and "I'm a Brass Band."
The show's design aesthetic is nicely represented by Emily Rodriguez' set design and Kelly Landry's lighting design. Jane Schnelle, who doubles as producer and costumer, clothes her cast in period-flavored design that adds to the overall effect of the show.
- Sweet Charity. Book by Neil Simon. Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Directed by Jamie London. Choreography by Kate Adams. Music direction by Ginger Newman. Presented by The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike, Nashville. Through November 17. For details, go to www.thelarrykeetontheatre.org; for tickets, call (615) 883-8375 or go to www.ticketsnashville.com.