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Does Encores! ever disappoint? No, it really doesn't. The program's just-about-one-weekend-only productions (at NY City Center) of classic musicals are always as good as full throttle Broadway productions, and in some cases better. Its recent presentation of "The Most Happy Fella" was the latter type. While the show itself has issues, this production and this spectacular cast were undoubtedly the greatest ever of this musical. If the New York theatre crowd didn't already know to run, money waving in hand, to the NYCC box office every time an Encores! production was announced, everyone knows now. The full, gorgeous production outshone most of what's on the boards now, or has been lately, thanks to Casey Nicholaw's (of "Book of Mormon" fame) efficient direction, good cuts for time, the perfectly cast leads, and most of all the lush, romantic Frank Loesser operatic score.
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Laughfrodisiac is attempting to complete another month of VeganMOFO in September 2014! Read about the plan here and stay tuned every day in September!
In September 2013, Laughfrodisiac participated in VEGANMOFO! Read about this awesome month-long vegan blogging challenge! And read all the posts I wrote during VeganMofo here!
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