A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin, "Call Me Madam" centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg.
The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as “It’s a Lovely Day Today” and “Something to Dance About,” along with Berlin’s famous counterpoint duet, “You’re Just in Love.”
See it if You like to see “rarely” produced classic musicals. Encores always pleases.
Don't see it if You’re expecting the “magic” of a musical designed specifically for the bombastic Ethel Merman.
See it if you want to just get and be entertained by good choreography, voices and costumes
Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned shows, or want something cutting edge with more depth
See it if You love encores shows! Ones with big musical numbers. You want to see how something from the 50s could have such relevant commentary
Don't see it if You want to stay completely away from the political
See it if You would see Carol Kane in anything and if you love Randy Rainbow. The male lead was also very good. Good dancing and voices, but dated.
Don't see it if This is a creaky Berlin musical. I wished for the Merman or Daly version and was not bowled over. I'm glad I saw it as an historical piece
See it if You love great music and good comedy players in bit parts. The lyrics are some of the most clever of all time. Randy Rainbow is amazing.
Don't see it if You want a very strong lead. Carmen Cusack cannot belt or act the songs in the same way Merman could. The production is a bit lackluster.
See it if you know and love the musical theatre genius of Irving Berlin and the Lindsay/Crouses of the theatre world. See it if you need a lift.
Don't see it if Uh.....uh......can't think of any really good reason
See it if You want to hear the fabulous Cole Porter score sung beautifully. The clothes, the sets, everything about this revival was right.
Don't see it if You're looking for Ethel Merman.
See it if amazing singing, wonderful show.
Don't see it if you don't like musicals and want a fully staged production. This is more bare bones than usual because only a short run.