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By Tina Fisher Cunningham
Fisher Forde Media 

'Best of Broadway' dazzles at the BeeKay

The Forde Files no 144


Tina Fisher Cunningham

Saida Woolf, Carolyn Gallella, Opal Lawler, Joselyn Botello and Cambria Hynes in the chorus line.

Director Christal Wheeler's Tehachapi Community Theatre production of "The Best of Broadway," now playing at the BeeKay Theatre, is wonderful family entertainment that merges a diverse cast of 28. Children and adults work together to present musical numbers from six Tony-winning Broadway shows: "Kiss Me Kate," "Hello, Dolly!" "A Chorus Line," "Les Miserables," "Rent" and "The Producers." "Everybody is having fun," Wheeler told Forde Files. "We teach the children what theatre is and the adults with theatre experience mentor them." Wheeler was careful to keep the lyrics suitable for family fare. Eight-year-old Warren Woolf's solo of "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" from "Kiss Me Kate," for example, got a verbal haircut. "I toned it down from almost an 'R" to a 'G' song and I took out the last verse," Wheeler said. The show's run continues through April 1,2,7,8 and 9, 2017.

Tina Fisher Cunningham

The BeeKay marquee aglow because a show is running.

See the show for free work as an usher. Call to leave a voicemail or text (661) 487-4252 to learn how to volunteer.


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