La Sonnambula, led Friday evening by Violeta Angelova (The Sleepwalker), Michael Cook (The Poet), Momchil Mladenov (The Baron) and Kendra Mitchell (The Coquette), was very effective, if a few telling details here and there could have been* realized, this staging was certainly well along in the right direction.
Eight by Adler has such good dancing in it, you don't care if it looks a little trite. Magnicaballi never let go, never blurred or smeared her Broadway- or night-club like material, and the nine men gave it everything they'd got. Ted Seymour (in "Hey There") brought quite a lot to it, and to her, for example.
*"better" is the word missing here, of course; the hour really was late.
Edited by Jack Reed, 10 January 2011 - 06:27 PM.