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Broadway in Orlando; “Pretty Woman: The Musical”

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Motion-packed, fast-paced opening quantity. Test.

Catchy tunes. Test.

Mega-wattage star energy that lights up the stage. Test.

“Fairly Girl: The Musical,” now enjoying at Dr. Phillips Middle for the Performing Arts, has all of this and extra, with one exception; the unique music from the film. The one two songs that made it to the stage are the music from the opera, “La Traviata,” and the theme tune by Roy Orbison, “Fairly Girl,” which made for a (spoiler alert) crowd-pleasing finale.

The Firm of “Fairly Girl: The Musical” Picture courtesy of Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade

As everyone knows, “Fairly Girl: The Musical” relies on one among Hollywood’s most beloved romantic tales of all time, starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

This latest incarnation is dropped at life with a powerhouse artistic workforce led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (“Hairspray,” “Kinky Boots,” “Legally Blonde), ebook by Garry Marshall and J. F. Lawton, with music and lyrics by Grammy® winner Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance.

“The musical needed to present that she was keen to stroll away from every thing as a result of she couldn’t be purchased. She had her course, and he or she was going to keep it up,” mentioned producer Paula Wagner. “A butterfly emerged, and the butterfly was very robust and empowered.”

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Jessica Crouch and Jessie Davidson Picture courtesy of Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade

The night begins off with “Welcome to Hollywood,” an brisk opening quantity that introduces us to the principal gamers and offers the proficient supporting solid a second to shine. We are able to’t say sufficient superlatives about this phenomenal supporting solid, who explodes with power each time they hit the stage. Keyonna Knight who went on for Jessica Crouch’s Package DeLuca, was a pleasure, with an epic vocal vary. Knight made me yearn for extra Package DeLuca.

There may be true Broadway star-power on stage on this present. Adam Pascal, who performed Roger Davis within the authentic solid of “Lease,” Off-Broadway, Broadway and on the London stage, has one of many most interesting gravelly rock voices the day, with just a little sprint of David Bowie thrown in for spice. Because the uptight, cutthroat businessman, at first one wonders how his vocal styling will match with this Richard Gere-like, tense character, however then he opens his mouth, and all of it comes collectively in fashion.

Pascal’s onstage chemistry with Jessica Davidson as Vivian Ward, the position made well-known by Julia Roberts, is at first enjoyable, playful after which form of scorching. Davidson’s voice is highly effective, beautiful, and he or she makes use of it superbly, by no means pushing too exhausting.

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Adam Pascal and Jessie Davidson Picture courtesy of Matthew Murphy for MurphyMade

The manufacturing is stuffed with zest and enjoyable. The pacing was brisk with by no means a uninteresting second, and by no means taking itself too significantly. On opening night time, the viewers had a blast. Laughs have been loads, with a standing ovation on the finish of the night.

Sure, instances have modified because the authentic film made its debut in 1990. When you’re a loyal fan or model new to the story, “Fairly Girl: The Musical” makes for a blinding and enchanting night time on the theater.

“Fairly Girl: The Musical” enjoying February 28 by March 5, showtimes range. For info or tickets drphillipscenter.org or name 407-358-6603

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