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What to see instead of Kismet- 70 Girls 70 or Of thee I sing?

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Here's the deal, I wasn't able to go see Kismet on Sunday much to my regret due to the storm. City Centers is so nice that they aren't giving refunds but a chance to exchange the ticket for another performance. I have a general knowledge about Of thee I sing but no knowledge what-so-ever about 70 Girls 70. I'm leaning towards Of Thee...due to Victor Garber but would like informed opinions. Thanks!
Happy...Everything! Kaye Thompson
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First, sorry you missed Kismet! It was quite good, although not my favorite Encores production. I adored Brian Stokes Mitchell and Marin Mazzie.
I'm going to see both 70 Girls 70 and Of Thee I Sing, and I'm far more excited for 70 Girls 70. It is a Kander and Ebb gem that flopped at the Broadhurst in 1971. The score includes Coffee in a Cardboard cup, which is well- known and also appears in And the World Goes Round. But there are other great numbers too (my personal favorite being The Caper). The plot... well, it has to do with a group of friends at a retirement home that start a crime ring. Maybe you could try to get your hands on some of the music of each before you decide? Good luck!
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70, Girls, 70 should have some star power. Though Of Thee I Sing will have Victor Garber. I prefer 70, Girls, 70.
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I was totally bummed about missing Kismet as I also adore Mazzie and Stokes...oh well. Thanks for the suggestions. I might lean towards 70 Girls 70
Happy...Everything! Kaye Thompson
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70 Girls 70 Not easy to resist these syncopated vocal callesthenics...

BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY DIDDY DIDDY
BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY DIDDY BOOM
BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY DIDDY DIDDY
BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY DOOM DIDDY DIDDY BOOM
BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY DIDDY DIDDY
BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY BOOM DIDDY DIDDY BOOM
BOOM BOOM DIDDY BOOM BOOM BOOM DIDDY BOOP
DIDDY DO A DIDDY DIDDY EVER DO A DIDDY DIDDY

Altogether then after 3: - )

If you do choose the diddy boom show please share your thoughts after the fact...


Updated On: 2/14/06 at 04:13 PM