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"It’s difficult to select individual actors above others for the excellence of their performances. All played as an ensemble...Yet all seemed subject to the frenzy and frequent mugging laid down by the show’s director...The songs were performed moderately straight and in character, providing the affection and attention they deserved. The cast’s singing voices were all first-rate, the songs delights to hear. They remain the best excuse you’d want to see this production." Full Review
“An imaginative, powerful, beautifully performed theater piece…The diverse cast is uniformly strong, in their acting, singing and dancing. The brunt of the performing, however, is borne by dynamic Jeremy Pope as Wes…The show has had an interesting journey so far. Developed in part at Rhinebeck Writers Retreat and at New York Stage and Film & Vassar at the Powerhouse Theater, it deserves further travel—to an uptown house." Full Review
"There is a collection of talent downtown on the East Side that is well worth a visit...The musical numbers are interrupted by four gag skits — reminiscent of long-ago vaudeville — that take place, not on the stage-upon-the-stage but on the theater floor. While they serve as comic relief from the stream of musical numbers, they do feel separate from the spirit of the evening. The cast is a talented group." Full Review
for a previous production "A joyous theater evening, with a generous helping of beloved Cole Porter numbers sung and danced by a young, spirited cast...It’s fresh, fast and funny, performed with affection and spirit...The show also offers grand full-ensemble dancing, comparable on the theater’s tiny stage to Busby Berkeley’s efforts in the movies...Don’t miss this glorious romp!" Full Review
"A warm, charming, often moving and thoroughly delightful evening, with a talented cast in a sweet-spirited production...The tiny Lion Theater stage and its loft are imaginatively put to use by the show’s director/choreographer, Mindy Cooper. The stage is also where the orchestra sits, in the form of a single piano, richly played throughout...The cast—acting, singing and dancing—is among the finest you’ll see on any stage...The score is a rich one, with two Coward classics." Full Review
"It’s Hill’s magnetism and her ability to express her character’s complex feelings that successfully drive the play...It’s a tribute to the writing of the play as well as to the honest performances of its co-stars that 'The Last Class' holds the audience’s attention throughout, right up to its denouement." Full Review