The Theater: New Show in Manhattan

Hats Off to Ice (produced by Sonja Henie and Arthur M. Wirtz) gave Manhattan's vast Center Theater its fifth polar pageant in four years. Though any of these monster skating parties could pardonably be mistaken for any other, Hats Off—with its glossy look, its smart showmanship, its varied skill—is one of the best.

The way the skaters run, dance, sing, chase girls, climb ladders, turn cartwheels, there really seems no reason why life itself should not be lived on skates. Yet it is the actual skatin —the grace of Carol Lynne, the teamwork of the Caley Sisters, the precision of the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!