Short Takes: Oct. 26, 1992

THEATER

Fruit-Bowl Fantasy

OBA OBA '93 offers more dancing in the aisles than Five Guys Named Moe, more exposed flesh (of both genders) than Miss Saigon, more relentless good cheer than Crazy for You and more Carmen Miranda fruit-bowl hats than any other musical in Broadway history -- except for its predecessors of the same name. Yes, the brainless Brazilian musical celebration is back in all its feel-good glory, blending campy musical novelties, twanging folk songs, a jamboree of gymnastics and color-drenched carnivals when the entire 75-member cast is onstage, shamelessly seeking to please. The show serves a more diverse, multicultural...

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