The Jollies of Broadway
Broadway brings us many wonders: soaring story lines, uplifting anthems, dazzling sets. It’s also chock full of annoying little idiosyncrasies: over-enunciation, stupid stunt casting and a propensity to burst into song as a lame plot device. But we love The Great White Way, despite the fact that it takes itself way too seriously, and despite its over-reliance on Doogie Howser as its somewhat-official spokesperson.Forbidden Broadway feels the same way. The theatrical send-up takes loving jabs at the show business behemoth, both lampooning and paying tribute to hot tickets like Porgy and Bess, Anything Goes,Follies, Spider-Man, Book of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Once and Death of a Salesman. Dead-on impressions of cast members, witty reworkings of key tunes and plenty of winks and nods to beloved Broadway tropes keep this show on the right side of the line between having fun and making fun. It’s a one-night-only engagement at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the main stage of Bass Hall, 525 Commerce St. in Fort Worth. Tickets are $33 to $55 at basshall.com.
Thu., March 27, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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