note: entire contents copyright 2004 by Beverly Creasey
If you loved AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ you’ll be in heaven at the Turtle Lane Playhouse, where THE ALL NIGHT STRUT is celebrating the ‘30s and ‘40s in grand style. There are musical revues and there are musical reviews! THE ALL NIGHT STRUT doesn’t let down on energy for one second. Each number is a tiny universe: She done him wrong or he’s steppin’ out on her. Fats Waller and Irving Berlin—and a host of other tin pan alley composers get done up like gangbusters. The harmonies are sublime. The cast is first rate. They really don’t write songs like that anymore. From “Minnie the Moocher” to “Java Jive” you’ll be tapping your feet and dancing all over your chair. Don’t miss out on the fun. You’ll get a contact high even if you’re in the back row. Joy, joy, joy from start to finish.