Following are excerpts from the Friday, April 26 edition of Off-Off-Blogway’s Flashback Friday.
The cast included the charming Christopher Seppe, who had just come off of a run as The Boy in The Fantastics, Polly Pen who would go on to write the musicals Christina Alberta’s Father and Bed and Sofa and Mara Beckerman in the title role, who was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for this performance alongside Betty Buckley (for Cats) and Ellen Greene (for Little Shop of Horrors) – not bad!
The show itself was a looney, but oh-so-clever story of a music hall troupe whose members each had unique vocal abilities. And the talents of the creative team of Colby and Matkoe were on full display. I saw this show at a fairly young age, but it set the bar rather high for the rest of my theater-going career.
If ever there was a show ripe for revival, it’s Charlotte Sweet!