Sometimes it’s nice to get carried away, even just for one night. This month, the Music Circus at Wells Fargo Pavilion provides just that opportunity with the jubilant and sexy revival of Leonard Bernstein‘s 1944 classic On The Town. This sassy version of the classic will have you dreaming up ways to pack it all into just one night. With a well-versed cast and vintage sets popping with vibrant hues along the way, no steps are missed in this performance with “mahvelous” musical direction by Craig Barna, on-point choreography by Marc Esposito and direction (with a definite New York twist) by Linda Goodrich.
This performance will pull you into a 1940s New York City backdrop of bustling, frolicking, wartime mischief starting with the three lonely sailors: the worldly Ozzie (Clyde Alves), the naive Chip (Matt Loehr), and the romantic Gabey (Sam Lips). As they embark on a journey to switch up their solo benders, they find themselves surrendering to the tenderness of vivaciously take-charge ladies, the man-hungry cab driver Hildy Esterhazy (Jennifer Cody), the impulsive Claire De Loone (Holly Ann Butler), and the conniving Ivy Smith (Courtney Iventosch). Little do they know, nor could they ever imagine what these women and the big city have to offer!
You’ll be tempted to get on your feet with songs like “I Feel Like I’m Not Out of Bed Yet,” “Lonely Town,” “Carried Away,” “New York, New York,” and my personal favorite, “I Can Cook, Too.” All executed with boundless slapstick energy, talent, and timing, it would be impossible to not rave for this all-star cast. The dancing is colorful and beautifully synchronized every step of the way and each comedic and timelessly endearing personality is defined with rapid fire. The eye candy sets and 1940s costumes will easily take you back to that hungry, sexy, jazzy New York!
Have your very own night on the town and get your ticket to the show before it leaves the theatre in the round on Sunday, July 16! Find tickets and showtimes on the musical’s Sacramento365 event page.