Here’s what Tom had to say:
Oesterle has made the bold choice of Nathan Dome as protagonist Vernon Gersch - you might think him an improbable leading man, but his melodious tenor and excellent comic timing make the part his. Sally Hecksel, so radiant in last fall's "Room With a View," complements Dome perfectly with her expressive singing as the admittedly flaky but endearing Sonia Walsk.
What makes this show special, though, is how the potentially-ponderous scene changes are carried out: a working chorus of white-clad Alter Egos (Chelsea-Ann Bonofiglio, Tresa Brake, Monica Tanner, Jacob Crosby, Zack Riley, Ian Whipp) prance on to the stage as a disco ball descends, moving set-pieces with ease and displaying attitude as well. (Of course they got applause.) While most of the numbers are sung by one or two people, the penultimate "Fill in the Words" featuring a chorus of toy pianos (don't ask) is sweetly affecting.
This show is billed as "a play with music" as it's a little light on the actual songs, but the sparkling Neil Simon script makes every line worth listening to/for. Speaking of sound, that was the one technical flaw - whenever there was piped-in music, it was difficult to hear the un-miked actors speaking. On the other hand, live pianist Frederick Alhaddad was right on top of all the numbers - and he even laughed at the jokes.