Review: It's a bird, a plane _ and a heckuva show

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm •  Published: March 21, 2013
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As good as the central couple is, though, the showstopping performances are in three character parts: Swenson as Mencken, David Pittu as the nutty evil scientist Dr. Abner Sedgwick; and the terrific Alli Mauzey as the lovelorn secretary, Sydney.

Just watch Prittu, his mad-professor gray hair flying, howl and preen his way through "Revenge," the angry anthem through which we learn about Sedgwick's dastardly ambitions. As for Mauzey, she's the quintessential brassy secretary of musical comedy, with great comic timing, a perfect belty voice, and two juicy solos: "You've Got Possibilities" and "Ooh, Do You Love You?"

The whole affair moves swiftly and entertainingly, thanks to director John Rando. Also notable is the choreography by Joshua Bergasse, from the Frug and the Swim performed by the top-notch ensemble, to the high-flying acrobatic troupe played by Craig Henningsen, Suo Liu, Jason Ng and Scott Weber.

At the end, one of those dialogue boxes appears onstage: "To be continued..." it says.

If only this show, which runs through Sunday, could be continued. Hey Broadway, do you have room for two superheroes?

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Online: http://www.nycitycenter.org

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