Suscribe to Weekly RiverCitiesReader.com Updates
* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

items tagged with Alison Luff

Holy Rollers: "Guys & Dolls," at the Clinton Showboat through August 19
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2007-08-15 08:42:38

Guys & Dolls ensemble members The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre's production of Guys & Dolls is wonderfully entertaining and loaded with personality, but in the role of Miss Adelaide - the put upon showgirl with the psychosomatic head cold - Kay Ann Allmand is so sensationally enjoyable that her portrayal practically defies description.

Permit me to give it a shot anyway.


Read More About Holy Rollers: "Guys & Dolls," At The Clinton Showboat Through August 19...


Sycamore Treat: "You Can’t Take It with You," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through August 5
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2007-08-01 09:46:15

You Can't Take It with You ensemble members Thursday's opening-night presentation of You Can't Take It with You at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre was polished, snappily paced, and almost universally well-performed. But attendance was hardly what it should have been for this venerated Kaufman & Hart comedy - I'd venture that less than two-thirds of the seats were filled - and truth be told, it's not hard to figure out why.


Read More About Sycamore Treat: "You Can’T Take It With You," At The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre Through August 5...


Affection Confection: "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2007-07-18 08:46:10

Alison Nicole Luff, Jennifer Gilbert, Joshua Estrada, and Joshua Wright in I Love You, You're Perfect, Now ChangeI Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is composed of 20 comic vignettes that explore the difficulty of modern relationships, and at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre's Wednesday-night performance of the musical, one scene found a young man (Joshua Estrada) overwhelmed by the kid-crazy perkiness of his new-parent friends (Alison Nicole Luff and Joshua Wright).

As the pair gabbed incessantly about baby's first words and his poop, they juggled baby monitors and toys, and at one point, Wright accidentally dropped one of the child's playthings on the floor. Without missing a beat, Luff, in an obvious ad lib, instructed her husband, "Sterilize that," and the vignette would have continued uninterrupted if our audience's delighted, laughing-and-applauding reaction to the improvisation hadn't forced them to pause.


Read More About Affection Confection: "I Love You, You’Re Perfect, Now Change," At The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre...


Hitting High Notes: "Lend Me a Tenor," at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre through Saturday, July 7
Written By: Mike Schulz
Section: Theatre

Category: Reviews

2007-06-27 08:16:19

Lend Me a TenorThis is why I love live theatre.

In the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre's production of Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor, Will Morgan plays Tito Merelli, an egocentric and wildly passionate Italian opera star. Late in Act I, the character discovers that his equally tempestuous wife is leaving him. Merelli subsequently launches into a fit of hysterically inconsolable grief, and on Thursday night, Morgan wailed and moaned with peerless comic abandon.

Yet at the very moment the actor began his tirade, there was an enormous thunderclap, and the evening's rainstorm - which had been percolating for an hour - significantly grew in intensity. For three minutes, the squall outside seemed to echo the personal tsunami that Morgan was enacting on-stage, until finally, with Joshua Estrada's hapless nebbish Max calming him, Morgan's Merelli collapsed on the bed, devastated and exhausted.

And outside, as if on cue, the storm began to subside.


Read More About Hitting High Notes: "Lend Me A Tenor," At The Clinton Area Showboat Theatre Through Saturday, July 7...





There are 9 items tagged with Alison Luff. You can view all our tags in the Tag Cloud

<< Start < Previous 1 2 Next > End >>
Page 2 Of 2