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HGO's production of Showboat lacks substance.

Both black and white choruses resound with power, but often the lyrics turn to mush. If it weren't for the fact that the songs are so universally known, we'd ask for surtitles.

Alas, the chemistry between Sasha Cooke as Magnolia and Joseph Kaiser as Gaylord never really worked.
Photo Courtesy of Houston Grand Opera. Photo by Felix Sanchez.
Alas, the chemistry between Sasha Cooke as Magnolia and Joseph Kaiser as Gaylord never really worked.

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Wortham Theater Center

500 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Downtown/ Midtown

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Showboat

The classic Kern/Hammerstein musical, presented by Houston Grand Opera, runs through February 9 at the Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. Purchase tickets online at houstongrandopera.org or call 713-228-OPERA (6737). $33-$325.

Without question, Showboat is a monument in American theater, our first great musical. Even with its large cast, the HGO production is slight and pinched. They've succeeded in making this monument insignificant.

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1 comments
Stuart48
Stuart48

What a snotty review. Bright costumes, bright lights, and you're bitching? Get out much?

 
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