A Night on Broadway- Three Notch Theatre Performance Review

It’s that time of year again- the weather is nice, the flowers are out… And the Three Notch Theatre is doing another show!

The Newtowne Players are performing A Night on Broadway– a medley of musical numbers to entertain audiences of all ages. This show has a shorter run this time- May 10 through May 19, 2019.

“A Night On Broadway: Sight, Sound and Song is returning for its fourth season at Three Notch Theatre. 
All new songs, new shows, and new cast members, this show is sure to delight Broadway musical lovers of every age! Some of this year’s shows include: Hamilton, Catch Me If You Can, Beautiful, Frozen, They’re Playing Our Song, Aladdin and more. 
With many musical performances from shows you’ve enjoyed for years as well as some recent releases, you’re bound to hear many songs you know and love; and you may even discover something new to delight you.
Written by Thom Esposito and Diane Trautman.”

SYNOPSIS FROM: https://www.newtowneplayers.org

Sarah Gravelle singing “Sue Me” from the musical “Guys and Dolls” expresses Adelaide’s frustration with Nathan Detroit and his gambling. (Photo by Stacey Park)
The cast of A Night on Broadway left to right, Hunter Martin, Autumn Mallory, Marina Broome-Eason, Erich Engel, Sarah Gravelle, Christine Kalil, and Eddie Carter. (Photo by Stacey Park).

This production is unlike others that the Three Notch Theatre do- the show is created by two of the Newtowne Players themselves Thom Esposito and Diane Trautman. It is a performance of various numbers from different musicals from a mixture of time periods. This show has talented performers, as well as an awesome technical aspect. The set showcases the fabulous pit band and multi-colored lighting, designed by Dave Kyser.

Marina Broome-Eason gives an emotional performance in “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” from the musical Promises, Promises. (Photo by Stacey Park)
Sarah Gravelle and Autumn Mallory kick off the song “Be the Hero” from Big Fish. They are joined on stage by Christine Kalil (far left) and eventually the full ensemble. (Photo by Stacey Park)

Every actor onstage had singing, dancing, and acting abilities. They were able to pull off a wide range of emotions, making audience members cry tears of laughter and of heartbreak. Each of them had a few solos and duets and they also all came together to perform ensemble pieces. There was no “leads” or “supporting characters,” each performer had ample time to showcase their talents. Audiences can enjoy a wide range of musical numbers- classics such as Evita, Annie Get Your Gun, and My Fair Lady, as well as modern showstoppers like Dear Evan Hanson and Hamilton.

Eddie Carter takes the lead in “Be the Hero” from the musical Big Fish. (Photo by Stacey Park).

I don’t want to give away too much of the show, so you have to go see it for yourselves to feel the magic!

If you are interested in buying tickets and/or to find out more information, go to https://www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets.html!

The show runs May 10-19 ONLY (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3:30 PM). Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students/seniors (65+)/military and $13 for children 12 and under. Please note there are NO Thursday performances for this production!

Let me know in the comments below what you think of the show!

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