Sunday, August 12, 2007

TOMFOOLERY to close August 27.

The closing notice just went up for TOMFOOLERY. Just two weeks left to see the only revue of Tom Lehrer songs out there.

While the show wasn't as well-received by reviewers as it has been in the past (a couple of them found some of the material to be dated), they all agree that this is a strong production. Audiences are thoroughly enjoying it, but even with some dedicated Lehrer fans who come back week after week, the bookings simply aren't brisk enough to keep the show going.

Tom Lehrer was extremely popular from the mid-fifties through the late sixties. In a time known for folk music, and then for rock and roll, Lehrer was something else entirely. Specializing in parody and satire, Lehrer's song were as familiar as they were warped. From poisoning pigeons in the park, to an Irish maid killing off her entire family in a manner that would make Sweeny Todd queasy, Lehrer gleefully churned out his twisted tunes. In a time of conformity, he was a tetragonal peg.

So if you're a Tom Lehrer fan, or like your comedy slightly twisted ( or not so slightly), catch TOMFOOLERY while you can. Thursday - Saturday at 8pm, 2pm Sunday. The Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-444-9293

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