The Dress Circle didn’t make it back to school this year, but we’re going remedy that in a way on this week’s program (10/21 7:00 p.m.) as we do what most students do the first few weeks of school, “Let’s Revue.” We’ve never done a show in our 35 plus years that looks solely at revues, and we thought it was about time. We’ll begin with one of the granddaddies of all revues, the “Ziegfeld Follies of 1919” with John Steele singing Irving Berlin’s “A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody,” a song that became synonymous with the “Follies.”
We’ll also be looking at revues that were written as revues such as “Ben Bagley’s Littlest Revue,” “Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly,” and “Two on the Aisle” by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green which starred Dolores Gray and Burt Lahr. We’ll also look at some compilation revues that feature the work of a composer or lyricist such as “Side by Side by Sondheim,” “Starting Here, Starting Now,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” and “Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.” We’re sure there’ll be a part two because we found so many wonderful works that deserve to be heard. Join us for an evening of fun and find out just what exotic shows will be heading to the Melody Barn Theatre in their upcoming season along with some other charming pieces!