Most musical theater followers know Kander and Ebb for his or her two largest exhibits: “Cabaret,” set in pre-World Warfare II Berlin, and “Chicago,” about celeb, jazz and homicide within the Twenties. They’re each right here, in measured doses: Erin Burniston does her finest flapper impression in “And All That Jazz,” whereas Taylor Hilt Mitchell will get appreciative chuckles because the mousy “Mr. Cellophane.”
It’s extra enjoyable when a music has the possibility to shock. “World Goes ’Spherical” options an ensemble forged of 5, with tunes from business flops like “Flora, the Purple Menace” (a Liza Minnelli star automobile) and “70, Women, 70.”
I notably liked Christine De Frece’s rendition of “Coloured Lights,” a music from “The Rink” about love that retains slipping away. De Frece is splendidly unhinged in “Ring Them Bells,” a wonderful, joke music Minnelli made well-known in “Liza with a Z.” The remainder of the forged backs her up with literal bells on.
De Frece and Tyler Symone (an understated pleasure on the present’s title solo) are answerable for the present’s highest factors, each of them comedian duets. The primary, “Class,” is a deal with from “Chicago,” an opportunity for the ladies to get foolish and unfastened. Within the second, “The Grass is All the time Greener,” a star (De Frece) and a homemaker (Symone) swap envious phrases. Ebb’s lyrics are in fantastic kind right here:
“Ah, the grass is at all times greener/ On someone else’s entrance garden,” the ladies sing. “Ah, someone else’s wiener/ All the time has much more relish on.”