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Title Five Course Love
Organization Sutter Street Theatre
Date(s) of show January 19 - February 17, 2013
Reviewer Dick Frantzreb
Review Five Course Love at Sutter Street Theatre takes the prize for the most creative, entertaining set-up of announcements before a show begins. If youíre tired of reminders to turn your cell phone off, etc. Ė and who isnít Ė youíll find this a refreshing way for a performance to begin. And a very creative performance it is. For a start, there are only 3 actors. They create loose plot lines in five restaurants with different themes: Western, Italian, German, Spanish, and a diner. This production is a cross between a cabaret show and a farce, and among its strengths are the clever lyrics of the various, very listenable songs, some of which almost seem to have a Tom Lehrer character about them. Another strength is the talent of the performers, including the pianist. The actors have strong voices, and manage to present very different characters (with appropriate accents) in the five scenes. In all itís a clever, entertaining show, though parents should think of it as rated PG-13.

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