Tell Me on a Sunday | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 7 2008
Phone: 773-883-1090
Price: $20-$25
This Bailiwick production cuts Song and Dance, Andrew Lloyd Webber's insubstantial 1982 show, down to a 70-minute song cycle about a young English hat designer in New York who drifts from one empty relationship to another while inexplicably waiting for her green card to appear. Webber spends more time modulating tangentially related musical phrases than writing complete melodies, and the lyrics by Don Black and Richard Maltby Jr. range from serviceable to banal. But Joshua Stephen Kartes's tight musical direction gives the evening punch and drive. Director Elisa Woodruff sends singer Harmony France marching up and down stairs too often, but what France lacks in acting chops she makes up for in vocal technique, even if her head tones occasionally escape her. --Justin Hayford


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