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Monday, November 2, 2015

Ain't Misbehavin' @ PCS

"Ain't Misbehavin'" boasts exceptional vocal talent, as is to be expected. It is also a show that lets actors of color have the spotlight, something I don't remember seeing since last season's Opener, "Dreamgirls". It's nice to see.

One criticism of "Ain't Misbehavin'" is its Broadwayization. I convinced my father, a reluctant a Broadway Musical attendee as there is, to go to "Ain't Misbehavin" on the strength of "Ain't Nuthin' But the Blues," which we saw at PCS together. I too must confess a preference for the quieter, less showtuned songs, many of which are found in the female solos that were at times showstoppers in a way that is the opposite of how that term is typically used, but that doesn't make it any less true. I also would have appreciated a little more "book", something similar to "Million-Dollar Quartet."

The revolving set is among the best I've ever seen, and it is sure to provoke ooohs and awes. PCS has certainly outdone themselves in every way for this show

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