Falsettos Reviewed in this issue.
Movin' Out Reviewed in this issue.
Pretty Fire Linda Kennedy mines theatrical gold from Charlayne Woodard's autobiographical story in a production that exemplifies the adage "less is more." Taking us on a tour of her first twelve years in the world, touching on topics from premature birth to prejudice to church choirs, Kennedy pulls out all the stops. Deeply rooted in Christian faith, Charlayne's memorable family provides plenty of material for humorous and heartfelt stories, all energetically performed by Kennedy with spot-on detail. Director Elizabeth Van Dyke melds exacting character choices with powerful vocal work, wisely using Kennedy's strengths as an actress and storyteller. A tribute to the strength of family love and the power of faith, Pretty Fire would make a great Mother's Day outing. Through May 16 at the Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square. Call 314-534-3810. (DJ)
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