Tony Award® winner Santino Fontana brings his super expertise to 54 Under and it’s a present that wraps you up in his humor, allure, vocal prowess, laid again demeanor, jeopardy type musical decisions and over all entertaining. By the tip of the present you’re feeling as if you understand him or at the very least part of him. Beginning off with Charles Strouse and Lee Adams’s “Stick Round,” the evening was a Russian roulette of fabric. The viewers picked numbers and as Santino put it “for those who don’t just like the present, it’s your fault.” First up for my present was the naughty however amusing “Making Love Alone” adopted by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella‘s “Do I Love You,” which made for an amusing mixture of songs. Throughout Cinderella Mr. Fontana had sneakers that have been constructed up 2 inches inside and a couple of inches exterior, which trigger an incredible quantity of ache, so the tune instructed the story of his plight, which made the tune tackle a a lot completely different which means. Sondheim’s “Anybody Can Whistle,” was sung for a Carol Burnett tribute, that fortunately we have been handled to.
His visitor for the night was Sarah Steele (“The Good Spouse,” The People, The Nation Home) who sang “out There On My Personal” from Fame. On the 14th will probably be Greg Hildreth (Firm, Disney’s Frozen, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella). Click on on the title and you’ll hear that model.
Exhibiting off his baritone facet with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “If I Cherished You.” We virtually acquired to see Santino in Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields”s Candy Charity, as a substitute we acquired trace of what that may be like with “Too Many Tomorrows.” A hilarious model of “I really feel Fairly” from West Aspect Story lightened the temper and had the room in tears. Recreating his duet “Love Is An Open Door” from Frozen, Santino channeled Dorothy Michaels from Tootsie. Once more the room was laughing with the sheer comedic genius that gained Mr. Fontana a Tony Award. Bringing the vitality to a calmer state was the emotional Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley’s “Who Can I Flip To?”
Vocally essentially the most spectacular tune of the evening was “Joey, Joey, Joey” from Most Joyful Fellow. Mr. Fontana’s voice was wonderful within the tones and the delicate texturing. Retaining within the ballad mode and honoring Marilyn Bergman he launched into the long-lasting “The place Do You Begin,”whereas accompany himself on the piano, which was extremely spectacular. Again to the uptempo mode “I Met A Woman” from Bells Are Ringing, was given a rigorous, amusing take. This was his authentic audition tune. Lerner and Loewe’s “The best way to Deal with a Girl,” from the current Camelot, confirmed how Santino would have made a wonderful King Arthur.
One other favourite second of the evening was “Buddy’s Blues” from Follies. Already a private favourite, this made me need to see Santino play this position at a later date, although personally I’d solid him as Ben.
For the finale songs “The Music In You” from Cinderella, instructed how he and the solid beloved watching the magnificent Victoria Clark carry out. “This Can’t Be Love” from 1938 Rodgers and Hart musical The Boys from Syracuse, ended up in an encore, of Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones’s “They Have been You” from The Fantasticks, which made my visitor producer Pat Addiss extraordinarily blissful.
Santino was backed by his musical director and accompanist Cody Owen Stine, who performed flawlessly.
Santino Fontana opened September tenth at 54 Under and you’ll nonetheless catch this marvelous present tonight September 14th. 54below.com
This can be a don’t miss!