(Leslie Minora's review appeared in the Village Voice, 3/19.)
Living in a Musical Hoofs Into TNC
Living in a Musical—the sixth collaboration by Mark Marcante (director), Tom Attea (book and lyrics), and Arthur Abrams (score)—is as appealing and enjoyable as the vintage glass bottles of Coca Cola in its lead character's fridge.
Nine years after college, struggling actor Frank (Kyle Fowler) is stuck: stuck waiting tables, stuck in a love triangle with a heavy-metal couple, and stuck in the musical traditions of the early 20th century. He emulates Fred Astaire, dressing in a gray argyle sweater-vest as he serenades his lady, Angel (Alexandra Grossi), a rock-and-roll druggie and Juilliard graduate, whom he has rescued from her abusive bandmate boyfriend. Angel, clad in jean-colored leggings and beat-up leather jacket, makes a stark contrast to Frank's living room, with its dark-wood record player and mauve couch with fluffed pillows.
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