I forgot to post this when the review came out last week, whoops. Last week I saw Twyla Tharp’s “Come Fly Away” at the Bank of America Theatre (does any other theater name make you feel less in the mood to see a show?). I don’t know much about dance, so I cannot speak to the technicalities of the performance. But I know about grace and sensuality, and I can tell you that there was so much of this on display in this show. Definitely worth it if you have the spare cash!
The show is 80 minutes of dance set to a combination of a live big band and Frank Sinatra recordings. Here’s an excerpt of my review:
Each set of principals delights, but the two duets by Ashley Blair Fitzgerald and Anthony Burrell stand out. Their tense, charged “That’s Life” thrills, and the lonely “One for My Baby” saddens and soothes. Tharp features the men as often as the women, and the various moves they perform highlight just how versatile and graceful the human body is.
You can read the rest of the review at Centerstage.