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The Sweet Smell of Success

We run for two more weekends, Thursday through Saturday!

Some reviews:

Jeffrey Richard Carter’s musical direction really brings the score to life in dynamic and expressive fashion, aided by a crack band that includes: Carter (piano), Kaela Barnett (trumpet), Sue Goldford (keyboard), Steven Johnson (reeds), Clancy Newell (percussion), and Jake Stergos (bass).
~Broadway World

…the excellent band led by music director Jeffrey Richard Carter, bringing the show’s jazz-influenced score to life with a bold attitude and style.
~Snoops Theatre Thoughts

Musical director Jeffrey Richard Carter makes the show positively sweat the grime of New York’s nocturnal underbelly.
~The Riverfront Times

…musical director Jeffrey Richard Carter keep the show moving at a brisk pace. The songs are sharp and well executed . . . .

That mood is established from the get-go by music director Jeffrey Richard Carter and the New Line Band. They sound as if they’re appearing at the Marcelle via time travel, on loan from a midcentury hot spot in Greenwich Village.
~Saint Louis Post-Dispatch

The music is jazzy, but I wouldn’t think particularly easy for the always excellent New Line Band: Jeffrey Richard Carter conducting Kaela Barnett, Sue Goldford, Steven Johnson, Clancy Newell and Jake Stergos. There seemed to be a lot of starts, sudden breaks, key changes—the music was almost a speaking part in and of itself. It set the tone . . . .
~Critical Blast

And how tight the jazzy noir score is by MARVIN Freakin’ HAMLISCH, with crisp music direction by Jeffrey Carter (band includes ace Sue Goldford). Smooth intricate orchestration – love those horns!
~Lynn Venhaus, on Facebook

A Jerry Springer moment

“The music, a mix of operatic arias and the more traditional Broadway-type fare, is challenging, and the cast handles the score admirably, with Jones, Pietz, Jennings and Rios tackling the demands of the music with standout talent. The mix of harmonies when the ensemble’s voices come together is beautiful, and the New Line Band, under Jeffrey Richard Carter’s music direction, manages the score nicely as well.”

Read Andrea Torrence’ full review at http://stlouistheatresnob.blogspot.com/2015/03/jerry-springer-opera-new-line-theatre.html

For tickets: http://www.metrotix.com/fraBody.php?eventId=6294&perfId=25383