Were You There?
June 17, 2002
The Prince and the Pauper
This is a musical with seemingly many identities,
and much magic onstage. It is truly a family show, and so the
wizardry must help to make it so! There are some tunes that are
stirring and some tunes that just work no matter how you describe
them. Most of us are familiar with "Twilight," and Rob's stirring
rendition of "Almost Home" comes right in with your desire for a
new song to heat up the blood and make it flow faster... WOW, it
The swordplay is unbelievable, because it is real
sword-fighting. It is choreographed to the second, the swords are
real, folks... so buckle your 'swashes', and enjoy!!!
Ok, this is a Rob Evan website review, and if you
know anything about him, you know that he has a voice for the
ages. Do you know about his exquisite sense of comedic timing? Oh
, yes, he has that too, and uses it to great advantage.
There would be NO fair review of this without
making mention of the Prince, the Pauper, and the young Lady Jane.
Dennis Hall, Gerard Canonico, and Allison Fischer are performers
who just happen to be youngsters! kids! children! non-adults! They
sing, they act, they belt, they charm, they make a cast whole. Rob
is onstage with Dennis, Dennis with Gerard, Allison with both...
they all work together well, as do all of the company. This young
lady has the voice, the charm, the presence of someone ten years
older, and a voice to go with it. The boys sing well and true
alone and with each other.
Remember... Rob Evan is onstage again, here in the
city, nearby. He is good, he is great, he fights, sings, shows us
something new all the time. And in the tender scenes, you just
know he is a father himself. He cares, and I hope you do, too!
Go see Rob and a great bunch of talented folk,
onstage at The Lamb's Theatre, 130W. 44 Street.
Show that YOU care enough to come and see a real