Saturday, November 30, 2013

Reviews: SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS at Broadway Palm (2)

It's the day after Thanksgiving, so cue the Christmas theater. Broadway Palm has something for everyone here with "Swimgin' Christmas," an original pastiche cooked up by Victor Legaretta. No plot, no story, but lots of Santas, elves, tinsel, dancing, singing and fun, fun, fun.

Seriously. If you've ever wanted to see Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" as interpreted by Bob Fosse in glam 1920's Jazz Age costumes, choreographer Amy Marie McCleary has. Got. You. Covered.

Much of the show is inconsistent and jerky (or filled with gooey sentiment and fruitcake-dreadful puns), but the shining holiday spirit comes through with a thousand-watt glow.

"Swingin' Christmas" runs Tuesday through Sunday evenings with selected matinées through Dec. 25. Tickets run $22-$55, with show-only seats available for just $18. Call 239-278-4422 or

Read the complete review:


Charles Runnells (The News-Press)
Broadway Palm heats up a holiday classic in 'Swingin' Christmas'
“The Nutcracker” is many things. But sexy? Hardly. Until now, that is. Broadway Palm heats up the holiday classic in one of the most memorable segments of its jazzy new musical, “Swingin’ Christmas.” And the result will get your chestnuts roasting in no time. (read the review)

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