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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Theatre Review: Porchlight Music Theatre's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Theatre Review: Porchlight Music Theatre's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

The Dueling Critics, Kelly Kleiman and Jonathan Abarbanel, review Porchlight Music Theatre's production of Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.

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"Audiences couldn't quite follow it, and they also found it to be, for a show in 1981, too dark and too cynical" - Jonathan Abarbanel on why the Broadway premiere of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG only lasted 16 performances.

 Image of Playbill from original 1981 production

Image of Playbill from original 1981 production

 

Porchlight Music Theatre's production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG continues through March 11th.

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