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|Left to Right: Josh Perkins as Orphan; Ali Rice as Angel and David Flores as Mr. Rich|
in Windfall Theatre's production of CELEBRATION
Review by Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman
It is rare to see two musicals by the same creative team in the same week. Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, best known for "The Fantasticks," presently playing at the Tenth Street Theatre, also collaborated in writing "Celebration," a less-performed but still delightful creation, well produced by Windfall Theatre, known for unearthing dramatic gems. Schmidt and Jones also enjoyed success with "I Do I Do."
This play contrasts light and darkness, generosity and greed, life and death, and joy and despair. It employs a narrator, just as "The Fantasticks" does, one who offers commentary as the story proceeds and also plays the character Potemkin. Shayne Steliga has both the presence and the voice to give the role the stature it needs. He provides the wisdom that a fable typically conveys.