Theater: Circus Hoopla

BARNUM

Music by Cy Coleman

Directed and Staged by Joe Layton

Jim Dale is the Decathlon Man of the musical theater. In this show, he walks a tightrope, rides a unicycle and launches himself from a trampoline to a small balcony, besides singing and dancing. But dynamic versatility merely taps Dale's appeal. He is a born charmer with an infectious grin who never gives a self-serving performance. Every bouncing inch of his body is bent on pleasing the audience.

It is lucky that Dale is so irresistible, since the book makes him a horseless rider....

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