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Joffrey Changes Rep for 2010/2011

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The characterizations in "The Merry Widow" gave a number of PNB dancers the chance to stretch themselves dramatically when the company produced it. I remember especially that Kari Brunson made a huge splash as the Loud American Tourist and especially character dancer Uko Gorter's gracious portrayal of the Baron. He was like a male Marshallin.

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It is a particularly hummable score as well.

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AND there is a part of the Chicago area audience who will be intrigued, as they will remember Ruth Page's version.

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