Musicals Tonight!’s production of an old Cole Porter gem reveals a pristine score sadly saddled with a wordy, witless book. A game cast mines whatever humor can be extracted.
Musicals Tonight! has fielded a respectable bare-bones rendering of “Strike Up the Band,” with the Gershwin score faring better than George S. Kaufman’s satirical anti-war script.
Musicals Tonight! gives the Betty Comden–Adolph Green–Jule Styne flop “Fade Out–Fade In” the old college try, but this creaky 1964 Carol Burnett vehicle is a tough nut to crack.