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42 'Friday, May 11, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

GRAND OPENING

BEST OF EVERYTHING

DANNY RASKIN

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Family Dining and Ice Cream Parlor

FREE
DESSERT
Specializing In Homestyle Cooking

THERE ARE MANY
musical comedy pre-
sentations in which one or a
few principals are laden
with the burden of "carry-
ing" the entire show .. .
Sterling performances by
others many times can
overshadow the bleakness
of those whose talents are
not meant for audience con-
sumption.
However, every so often,
there comes a play in which
this is not possible . . . be-
cause the focus must be sol-
ely on a minute amount of
participants.
Such is the case in "I Do! I
Do!" at John Anhut's his-
toric Botsford Inn on Grand
River and Eight Mile . . . a
Nancy Gurwin Production.
The fate of this musical
hit made famous on Broad-
way by Mary Martin and

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Robert Preston, rests solely
in the hands of two people
. . . because that is all the
case is made of . . . And so,
casting is extremely impor-
tant . . . else choose another
vehicle.
Nancy Gurwin and Phil
Marcus Esser are poignant
examples of proper selection
. . . They blend together in
"I Do! I Do!" with Mixmas-
ter dexterity . . . playing
their roles to the essence of
perfection.
This is nothing new for
them . . . Back in 1976,
when Nancy formed her
own dinner theater produc-
tion company, she selected
"I Do! I Do!" as its first offer-
ing . . . Nancy obtained Phil
Marcus Esser to be her co-
star and Edgar A. Guest III
as director . . . The show
opened in January 1977 at
the same Botsford Inn .. .
and for a run of eight
months.
They are together again
in the present production of
"I Do! I Do!" . . . and the
audiences are treated to
what probably can be
classed as the best of them
all ... including Nancy's
three-month run at
Paradiso Dinner Theater on
Woodward and nine months
at Mama Mia in Union
Lake.
Seven years after their
initial togetherness in what
has proven to be this area's
longest and most succe sful
musical, Nancy and Phil are
again weaving their lines
with masterful touches that
complement a succinct rap-
port between the two.
Martin Mandelbaum is
musical director . . . and
Deborah DeCeco choreog-
rapher.
"I Do! I Do!" was written
by Tom Jones and Harvey
Schmidt . . . a warm, comic
and tuneful journey
through 50 years of mar-
riage.
It was opening night .. .
and a new look at old
Botsford . . . A very
professional-looking set
which oddly has to be re-
moved after every perform-
ance, is at an end of the
room. instead of a center
wall . . . The food has taken
on a complete reversal in
variety and tastiness .. .
with the pasta, salad and
other throw-togethers done
away with.
Replacing the fare which
performers had to over-
come, are now things like
seafood Newburg over patty
shell, both fruit and vegeta-
ble salads with wide selec-
tions, curried chicken over
rice, Swedish meatballs on
Thursdays, roast beef on
Sundays.
It is just after the turn of
the century . . . Opening
scene has Nancy and Phil in
back of room wearing bride
and groom garb singing "I
Do! I Do!," then walking to
the front and vocalizing on
"Together Forever" . . . then
back to "I Do!" as they walk
around greeting people of
the audieh'ce as reception

s

attendees . . . throwing gar-
ter and bouquet . . . Then to
the large set with 11 theat-
rical ceiling lights overhead
and long, heavy spotlight
beaming on Nancy and Phil.
So much poise and pre-
sentation by this veteran
couple, each ideally suited
for musical comedy . . . and
a choice pair for this musi
cal.
It's their honeymoon
night . . . Nancy, as Agnes,
is wearing her veil to bed,
and Phil, as Michael, has on
a long nightshirt and long,
pointed head covering .. .
Phil gets out of bed and
sings "I Love My Wife" in
upbeat tempo . . . In fact,
both get out of bed and
dance around the room,
even tap dancing, as Nancy
ad libs, "Eat your heart out,
Ginger."
This is very light musical
comedy . . . entertaining .. .
and done exceedingly well.
Agnes gets pregnant and
comes on stage singing,
"Something Has Happened"
... -Both think Michael has
gotten her labor pains, but
she eventually gets them
. . . Nancy sings, "My Cup
Runneth Over" and then
Phil joins her.
Michael comes out into
the audience passing out
cigars as a baby boy is born
. . . Agnes hangs diapers
and sings, :Love Isn't Ev-
erything" . . . and Michael
comes home with toys ga-
lore . . . Then she gets pre-
ganant again and it's a girl
. . . Michael sings "Love
Isn't Everything" and she
brings home dolls.
After years of marriage,
both have lists of com-
plaints about the other to
read in song . . . They take
pot shots at each other and
turns at "Nobody's Perfect"
. . . This tune is the real
Nancy . . . She shines .. .
and Phil does a superb job of
reality . . . It's a little spot,
but probably one of the
show's best scenes.
Then, after 12 years of
marriage, Michael tells
Agnes he loves someone else
. . . Phil does a top hat and
cane number that shows his
prowess as a singer, actor
and dancer . . . in "It's A
Well-Known Fact."
Nancy is great in "Flam-
ing Agnes" . . . with feath-
ered hat and scarf she has
saved . . . singing accom-
panied by body shakes and ---
bumps . . . It's an excellen
number for her . . . bringing
out so much of that musical
comedy vigor and expertise
she is so noted for . . . Nan-
cy's terrific number brings
much applause from the
audience.
Then Agnes packs up to
leave as they do a duet on
"The Honeymoon Is Over."
During intermission, a
bowling banquet was going
on with trophies being
given out . . . Nancy and
Phil certainly should re-
ceive top trophies for their
performances.
Second act opens with
both bldwing balloons in

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