Oooofah! The Brooklyn Paper’s drama “critic” Mike McLaughlin – heretofore known for his recent search for “love” – has delivered a John Simon-esque massacre of the Heights Players latest production. Simply put, the lovelorn scribe sinks Show Boat:
Brooklyn Paper: The beloved Heights Players ran aground with “Show Boat,” their current production.
Like the current of the mighty Mississippi, which provided the setting for the show, this vintage Jerome Kerr and Oscar Hammerstein musical of racial taboos and star-crossed love was simply too daunting and unnavigable for the Willow Street thespians.
I don’t mean to be a Players hater, but with a few exceptions, the Brooklyn Heights company recruited an underwhelming cast lacking enough energy to propel the audience through the long performance of the classic Broadway musical.
Who needs critics? An evening with the Heights Players is fun! Call 718-237-2752 for tickets or visit heightsplayers.org .