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"Our Hearts on Broadway"

Reviewed by Tony Annicone

The latest show at the Granite Theatre is a Las Vegas type glitzy cabaret style show by Two of Hearts. Carol B. Lyon and Audrey Kaiser are the dynamic duo who are Two of Hearts. As Carol says in her introduction, she is the mouth and Audrey is the magic. Carol delivers the comic routines and talks directly to the audience to capture them in her spell while Audrey weaves her magic with her arrangement of over 30 Broadway songs. Both these gals have wonderful vocal skills and their prowess is seen and heard in their fantastic renditions of these wonderful songs. It is definitely a must see show for this summer season in a wonderfully air conditioned theatre.

Some of their showstopping numbers include Eubie Blake's "I'm Just Wild About Harry" which Carol does with a man from the audience, Sondheim's "Broadway Baby" done in counterpoint to his "I'm Still Here" as well as his "Losing My Mind" done with his "Send in the Clowns" with Carol knocking your socks off with her powerful voice as well as her superb rendition of "Swanee" where she reminds you of Judy Garland. Their duets include a fabulous South Pacific medley, an energetic Mamma Mia! Medley and another counterpoint song to Gershwin's "Fascinatin' Rhythm" and "I've Got Rhythm". Audrey not only arranged all their numbers but accompanies them on a baby grand and synthesizer. She shows off her magnificent piano playing on Eubie Blake's "Charlestown Rag" and on Gershwin's Piano Prelude No. 1 with a piano rag arrangment of "Lady Be Good". There is also a section of the show where the audience can choose 7 selections by request so you hear a different one each night. The hardworking backstage people who help put the finishing touchs on this show include the technical director for this extravaganza, David Jepson, the girls hardworking stage manager is Judy Staelens and numerous lighting and sound executed by Tai Scavetta. So for an excellent show be sure to "Our Hearts On Broadway. Tell them Tony sent you

"Our Hearts on Broadway" (17 June - 25 July)
GRANITE THEATRE
1 Granite Street, WESTERLY R I
1 (401) 596-2341

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