The stage show is good, but it lacks its predecessor’s understated charm.
This attracts the attention of Ogie, an oddball exuberantly played by Jeremy Morse with overtones of Paul Lynde and Henry Gibson, the poet from TV’s , becomes the closest thing the musical has to a show stopper.
Roaming even further from Jenna’s homefront predicament, the proceedings nearly turn into a sex farce when all three waitresses and their respective beaus simultaneously engage in onstage canoodling. Dunkin) and elderly owner Joe (Larry Marshall) also contribute to the show’s sexual preoccupation, though the latter does so only by sharing his erotic memories. Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes (including intermission). 614-469-0939, 1-800-745-3000, columbus.broadway.com, or By Richard Ades If you want to enjoy Circle of Blood, be sure to read the printed synopsis beforehand.
The action begins several years after that, when Kabuki is a young woman pondering what to get Kai for Father’s Day. She’s now a hitwoman working for the Noh, a government body attempting to prevent criminal gangs from taking over the country. By Richard Ades Halloween is the season devoted to the scary side of life.
She’s also the star of a TV newscast that offers cryptic warnings to evildoers. Running time: about 1 hour, 25 minutes (including intermission). So it’s appropriate that Shadowbox Live’s Halloween-season show, The Rocking Dead, has a skit devoted to one of the scarier developments of modern life.
The former is sassy (i.e., she’s black), and the latter is shy and nerdy (i.e., she wears glasses).
In subplots that largely overshadow the main plot, Becky launches into an affair of her own, while Dawn attempts to end her social isolation by running a personal ad.And it did seem to make many people happy at the Ohio on Tuesday, despite a technical snafu that delayed the show long enough to turn it into a 3½-hour ordeal. Though she was raised by a now-broken man called the General (Tom Cardinal), her actual father is Kai (JT Walker III), a crime lord whose long-ago attack left her mother blind and impregnated.So if the idea of spicing up a serious social issue with broad comedy doesn’t give you acid reflux, you, too, may find through Sunday (Nov. As if that weren’t bad enough, Kai returned years later, after Kabuki’s mother died giving birth to her, and disfigured his adolescent daughter on her mother’s grave.The stage production attempts to create dramatic arcs by playing up several elements of the story, especially the flirtation that Lenk’s restaurant owner directs toward Shalhoub’s uptight band director.It does this at the expense of the little interactions that, in the film, mark the Israelis and the Egyptians as fellow travelers on the sad, lonely journey known as life.On top of that, David Yazbek’s music and lyrics are delightful.