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Monday, October 28, 2019

A More Theater Monday* Monthly Mashup for October, 2019 - Panama Hattie and Quiet Enjoyment

We may have been given free tickets to one or more of the below mentioned shows for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Panama Hattie

Where: York Theater
             619 Lexington Avenue
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through November 3, 2019

Me - Today I am talking about Panama Hattie. Panama Hattie is the third and last show of this Fall's Musicals In Mufti series at the York Theater. The show is about a woman named Hattie who is engaged  to a man named Nick so she is trying to impress his  young daughter and his boss. This is a really good show. It is funny. It is full of good songs by Cole Porter. The acting is terrific especially that of Klea Blackhurst who plays Hattie and the adorable, Kylie Kuioka who plays Geraldine, Nick's young daughter. The friendship they develop is so sweet. This is a show not to be missed!

For more information about Panama Hattie or to purchase tickets, visit https://yorktheatre.org/on-stage/musicals-in-mufti.

What: Quiet Enjoyment

Where: Playroom Theater
             151 W. 46th St.
              New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and Up

When: Through November 3, 2019


Mom - Today I am talking about Quiet Enjoyment. Quiet Enjoyment is a show about a co-op closing gone horribly wrong. Just the description of the show offers the promise of something hysterically funny. While the actual show is funny, it is a little less funny than it seems like it would be.The standouts in the cast are Samantha Mercado Tudda as Meredith Cudliup, the uptight junior manager handling her first co-op closing and Megan Simard as Karma the free spirited younger girlfriend of the co-op's owner. This is not to say that none of the other actors are any good just that these two were clearly the most impressive. All in all, while the show is entertaining, it is a little slow at times and feels like it could be a little funnier or maybe it would be with a slightly different cast.

For more information about Quiet Enjoyment or to purchase tickets, visit https://quietenjoyment.brownpapertickets.com.

Photo credits: All Panama Hattie production photos by Russ Rowland
                       All Quiet Enjoyment production photos by Mozinya Productions

*More Theater Monday  is an occasional supplement to our regular Theater Thursday posts.  Additonal theater related posts can also be found in our perodic Still More Theater Saturday posts.

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