“Ashman” gets a C

Rachel Ricano discusses UNDER THE C at the Fresh Fruit Festival

download (1)Drag darling, Cacophony Daniels, (aka Jersey Boys‘ Courter Simmons) sings her tribute to Grammy and Oscar winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman. This show was directed by Jonathan Hadley with music direction by Kyle Branzel. Beautiful renditions of ditties from Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Little Shop of Horrors, as well as lesser known gems from Smile, Babe, and Diamonds.

Ashman’s work was grand but the show itself seemed a bit like a lecture with a twist. The educational seemed to conquer the entertainment too quick and thoroughly. Even as a cabaret, a bit more spice to this souffle would have been helpful.

That said, if you are an Ashman fan, you WILL enjoy it.

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