In the theater, there is overacting, which is common and painful to watch. Then there’s over-the-moon acting, which is rare and occupies its own special cloud land in heaven. I am delighted to report that this latter art is being practiced in altitudinous-high style at the American Airlines Theater, where Kristin…
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The reviews for On the Twentieth Century are in, and the critics are happy to have been invited aboard for the ride. There’s a charming simplicity to this musical – sign the star before the train’s 16-hour trip to NYC is finished – which is made all the more compelling by the virtuous vocal performances, the fast-paced plot movement, and the stunning look and feel. Andy Karl and Mary Louise Wilson shine in their character-role performances, but it’s Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher who really steal the show…especially Chenoweth. If you’ve forgotten while she’s been on TV and in the movies, her abilities are top-tier and on full display as the film star Lily Garland. Overall, the critics’ message resounds as clearly as a train whistle pulling into Grand Central – there’s no one who won’t love On the Twentieth Century.
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