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Wednesday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 7 Nov 2012 7:47 AM

Today in the roundup: Reviewing Stage West’s ‘She Loves Me,’ a postponement at the Modern and a soprano switcharoo in Denton.


TAKE A BREAK: How light is Stage West’s musical She Loves Me? It’s adapted from the same play that the Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan film You’ve Got Mail is adapted from. If you’ve forgotten the plot, two people who don’t like each other in person are unaware that they are each other’s secret pen pal. Cute huh? Let’s find out: “In reviving an utterly charming and optimistic gem, director Jim Covault and his cast are doing their part to help us all chill out. If you needed to escape from election news, this is how to do it,” Mark Lowry writes on Ultimately, Lawson Taitte was won over, too. “Director Jim Covault’s cast sings well enough, though not with a high degree of finish. The physical production, too, doesn’t have much in the way of atmosphere or polish. Still, the performers all act so charmingly and convincingly that She Loves Me both touches and entertains. The whole package is lovable,” he writes on Catch it through Dec. 9.

A POSTPONEMENT: Hurricane Sandy has caused the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth to postpone “FOCUS: Gary Simmons.” The show was scheduled to open Sunday, but Simmons was unable to get out of New York in time to install it, reports. Look for it in early 2013.

SOPRANO SWITCHAROO: Soprano Christine Goerke has had to bow out of her performance Thursday night at UNT’s Murchison Performing Arts Center due to illness. But the show must go on, and this one has managed to find quite the replacement – Latonia Moore. The former UNT student is currently receiving raves for playing the title role in The Dallas Opera’s Aida.