DJ Shafer shines as a shy civil servant Dusoleil, who magically attains the ability to walk through walls, thereby attaining heroic status as “Passepartout” a sort of French Robin Hood — and with this status, the courage to woo fair Isabelle (Sarah Davis), prisoner-wife of the boorish, mean Prosecutor (Matt Greenbaum). DJ and Sarah have stellar singing voices, too. Jeff English, music director and keyboardist, with his excellent combo of six other musicians, delightfully supports this all-music show
A further appeal of this fantasy is the wide assortment of characters populating this 1950’s Paris, many playing multiple roles. I particularly liked Sam Carter as Madeleine and the Nun - and Kevin Mazur as Charles and Newsboy — and, of course, my husband Mark was fun as the drunk doctor diagnosing Dusoleil’s multisyllabic ailment, as well as policeman and judge.
As Director Rob Roznowski states in his Director’s Note: “The characters in Amour are divided between fear and bravery, past and present, love and duty. Their journeys, like ours, are a constant struggle to find balance. And love."
Check out the other shows and fun activities that are part of this 58th Annual Summer Circle. (I will play the grandmother in “Significant Other” a WONderful, funny, touching script playing the final week, June 20-23. A beach party version of Sense and Sensibility plays next week There’s a late night show, a children’s early show, a talented improv group performing after (with a guest standup comic Thursday night.)