"The difference between singing a song and selling a song is this:
Singing: All the notes and words flow nicely with a pleasing voice and warm result.
Selling: All the notes and words flow intensely and earnestly with a revved-up voice and sha-ZAM result.
A perfect example of selling is in “Baby, the Musical” presented by Play-by-Play Theatre [...]"
"As Lizzy sings about her situation of unwanted advice, colorful harmony emerges in “The Ladies Singing Their Song” from Susan Elliott, Michelle Oren and Carolyn Silverberg, with McMonagle. “Little” roles suddenly take flight.
This is a sturdy production that blends New York-based talent with area talent with homegrown talent in a show that has either been rarely done, and possibly never done, in this area."
"The selling/sha-ZAM comes in the song “The Story Goes On” that closes the first act. It’s delivered by Elizabeth McMonagle as Lizzie [..]"
"The singing is solid all around and especially keen by McMonagle (energy, color) and Corrie Kovacs (sometimes delivered upside down lying in a bed and with a comically put-on French accent)."
Photos: Mark Jackson