Monday, October 28, 2013
Murder for Two
Jeff Blumenkrantz and deliciously adorable Brett Ryback hold court for over 90 minutes as detective Marcus (Ryback) and The Suspects (Blumenkrantz). Yes, you read that correctly - Mr. Blumenkrantz plays all the suspects - and he does it with mad-cap, crazy energy to the hilt! He establishes each character with a voice or gestures or, in one case, a pair of big black eyeglasses. These fellas really looked like they were having fun on stage too. I caught a few ad-libs during which each tries to crack the other up!
It's part Clue, part musical, part homage to musical theatre, and part whodunit, with both actors adeptly playing the piano on stage with zeal throughout. They even acknowledge the piano at the end (like an orchestra!). For the price of an off-Broadway ticket you'll be entertained hours after the show end, regaling your friends and family with the "remember when he did the..." kind of stories.
True talent. Absolute entertainment. Pure Joy.