Friday, March 15, 2013

Review: Life Could Be a Dream at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Rob Rodems* as Wally, Sheila Coyle* as Lois  and Matt Densky* as Eugene
Life Could Be a Dream takes place in Springfield and croons its way into audiences' hearts from Denny's basement where he is planning for his future. Wally and Eugene, his friends, reminiscence about school. It is not until they meet Lois and Skip that everything starts to come together.

Life Could Be a Dream is written and created by Roger Bean Musical arrangements by Roger Bean and Jon Newton. Additional musical arrangements by Steve Parsons.

Doo-wop and  sh-boom are just a few of the musical sounds you'll hear in this fun, slightly romantic, musical. Denny, played by Aaron Catano* is the driving force, Rob Rodems* is Wally the church goer, and Matt Densky* is Eugene, who is slightly emotional. In enters Sheila Coyle* as Lois, who assists with the group, and Evan D. Siegel* as Skip, who is a auto mechanic.

The cast was terrific and the singing was out of this world, especially when they performed the angel song music mix which included such songs as "Earth Angel". That was my favorite! I loved the way the songs were put together.
The choreography was smooth, and the acting and the singing was terrific. The show is worth a standing ovation. If you haven't bought tickets to see the show at the Ivoryton Playhouse you should. This is a show for the family, just as the Jacqueline Hubbard says.

This show is directed by Jacqueline Hubbard. The Choreographer is by Schuyler Beeman and the musical direction was done by Jason Wetzel.

This show will leave you bopping in the streets.

Photos courtesy of Anne Hudson and the Ivoryton Playhouse
* member of Actors Equity
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