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It is wonderful to see creativity in approaching a work that isn’t usually staged; the bad news is, when it doesn’t come together, all of the inventiveness is lost. Such is the case with The Plaza Theatre’s mounting of Rags.
The Plaza’s cabaret revue You Made Me Love You – a celebration of the music made popular by Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor and Fanny Brice – is comforting soul food for The Greatest Generation, delivered in a creamy concoction poured by a trio of smooth and sincere singers.
In Irving Berlin Salutes America at The Plaza Theatre, four capable performers plus the pianist/ arranger delivered the musical equivalent of a familiar old down comforter and a hot toddy for a nightcap. There was nothing electrifying, no fresh insights for those born after World War II, just an unabashedly pleasant, entertaining evening and that’s what the audience wanted.