September 8 – 30, 2007
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William Shakespeare’s accidental play, The Merry Wives of Windsor, has found itself set to music all around
In this new production – premiering here in
Dee Hoty, Randy Quaid and Lauren Kennedy. Photo by Michael Powers
Randy Quaid delivers a fabulous performance as the most loveable character from the Renaissance and today – Falstaff. While much more fit than his character ought be, Quaid holds himself very well and has a presence on stage that pulls the audience in immediately. Robert Cuccioli (Frank Ford) also provides a great show. After premiering Jekyll & Hyde in 1997 as the title characters, Cuccioli has done well in coming on board for Lone Star Love. He brings a fabulous fire to this performance. Ramona Keller (Mistress Quickly), however, steals the show every time a note soars from her lips. Her powerhouse performance brings down the house perfectly and brings a perfect grounding to the otherwise rather over the top show.
While many of the aspects to this show fall flat or are overdone to an extreme level, the performers on stage – especially the musicians playing Bardolph, Pistol and Nym (Chris Frank, Jack Herrick and Emily Mikesell) – and the overwhelming fun of the show give the audience everything they need from a Western Shakespearian Broadway Musical.