October 27, 2020

1997-03-19 – The Los Angeles Times

1997 03 19 The_Los_Angeles_Times_Wed__Mar_19__1997_ 2

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WY’ A Giddy Effort

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,2“ ‘Steve Vautrin’ s Ernie is almost

‘ mjleVhble. You just don’t catch

“W edbugh malice under his wimpy
émile, even during the stomach-
ch11rning“F‘iddle About. ”

.r.., Ashlee Nichole Lewis as the

mother and Geoffrey Going as

"1" dad have nice voices, but

y' re too bland to make a big

statement That’ s not the case with

L» .1, Marie Kelly as the Gypsy, a.k.a. the

u“, Acid Queen. Her inspiration clearly

3'2: isTina Turner, who played the role

in Ken Russell' 8 movie of

T’ommy’ in 1975, and it’s a juicy
impiession.

The show veers from World War

I} to more contemporary times. To

it streamlined, designer Bob

uses lightweight facades on

wheels in to suggest such places as

3% Walker home and a mental

y

tractingly insubstantial. Donna
Dickens' varied costumes, how-
ever, are professional-looking, es-
pecially for a campus show.

I,”“Tommy Phillips Hall Theatre,
Rancho Santiago College, 17th and
Bristol streets, Santa Ana. Thursv
day-Saturday, 8 p.m.,- Sunday, 2:30
p.m. Ends Sunday. 88 and $10.
(714) 564-5661. Running time: 2
hours.

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musicmiyncsbylohnemwhtleandkenhmon).
directed by Beth Hansen. Choreography by D) Gray.
Sets: Bob Mumm. Costumes: Donna Mae Dickens.
Lighting: 0. SIMO Voionte. Sound: Justus Matthews.
Makeup: Barbara Matthews. Band tender. Rob Btaney.

Stage manager: Jane Hllaty.