COME FLY AWAY
May 8-May 20, 2012
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Those who speak the language of musical theater know of the “triple threat”—a top-notch performer proficient in the disciplines of acting, singing, and dancing. The national tour of the 2010 Broadway hit “Come Fly Away” gives new meaning to the term. It is a rare and enchanting evening of pure dance, live music heavy on brass, and an intoxicating dose of Sinatra.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's News-Herald article here.
If you’re a Sinatra fan, you’ll have an evening of nostalgia with old blue eyes. If you’re a dance aficionado, you’ll experience an evening filled with the visual delights of Twyla Tharp. If you are a lover of musical theatre filled with a strong story line and message, this isn’t going to be your thing. Me? I really, really enjoyed myself.
Vegas comes to Cleveland in "Come Fly Away", the razzle-dazzle dance revue conceived, directed and choreographed by Twyla Tharp around the songs of Frank Sinatra. The show is a tribute to "Ole Blue Eyes," eighty minutes of non-stop entertainment featuring the fabulous big band sound of a live onstage orchestra, the dubbed in recordings of the inimitable Sinatra and some phenomenal hoofing (albeit repetitive choreography) by principal dancers and ensemble. What "Fly Away" is not is musical theater with a cohesive story and strong character development.
Come Fly Away spins a succulent blend of music and movement that will transport any Sinatra fan. And when the backdrop of stars align at the conclusion, you are reminded once more that these tunes must have been heaven sent.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
Twyla Tharp’s unmistakable choreography and Frank Sinatra’s vocals work together seamlessly in Come Fly Away, now playing at PlayhouseSquare.
To see a full review of this show, read Kory's blog here.
Twyla Tharp pays homage to an American icon by preserving his vocal tracks. They're backed with a big band on stage. The real star of "Come Fly Away" is the choreography performed by a first-rate dancing cast. The varied music ranges in style from gentle adagio to almost violent sexuality.
Click here to read the complete review at WestLife