Dancing Lessons (review)

Dancing Lessons (review)
Dancing Lessons (review)
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THE PLAY: A high-functioning autistic professor hires a Broadway dancer with a serious leg injury to teach him to dance.

 

THE PRODUCTION: From the moment he walks thru the door, Dean Knight presents a character that’s captivatingly charming. His stiff, awkward delivery and dead-on timing provide plenty of laughs (his best work ever). Every comic duo needs a straight man and in this case, it’s a woman:  As his skeptical counterpart, Kylie Clark is the perfect foil. This is a slight script (barely over an hour) that delivers plenty of humor, while barely skimming any depth. Still, director Jan Guarino has established an easy style that allows the warmth of the characters to shine. The handsome NYC apartment is beautifully realized by Terry Powers. (Running time: 1:10 no intermission)

 

THE POINT: Knight creates a character that provides lots of lovable laughs. Together with Clark, they dance a delightful comic boogie.

 

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

 

A Virginia Rep production at Hanover Tavern thru 3/26

 

LISTEN TO MY REVIEW (as aired on WRIR)

 

Kylie Clark and Dean Knight (Photo by Jay Paul)

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