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Monday, November 30, 2015

"A Taffeta Christmas" @Broadway Rose

"A Taffeta Christmas" is a proudly upbeat holiday show. This makes it unique among the other seasonal fare on local stages, which are all the opposite. There's PCS' revivals of "Twist Your Dickens" and "The Santaland Diaries" and the upcoming "Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" at Stumptown Stages. So, we are very much in need of a show unafraid of a little yuletide cheer. "A Taffeta Christmas" follows the harmonizing girl-group The Taffetas, as they return home to Muncie, Indiana for a Christmas television show.

While "A Taffeta Christmas" is mostly a revue, that doesn't mean there isn't room for comedy. My favorite moment was when The Taffetas dragged a man who looked to be truly unsuspecting, on stage to join them in song as their Cousin Warren. As we've come to expect from Broadway Rose, "A Taffeta Christmas" has extraordinary singers and a talented band. For those of you who wholeheartedly reject the Scrooginess of the other offerings,  "A Taffeta Christmas" is your cup of cocoa.

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