Those Dancin’ Feet

Transcendence Theatre Company
Runs in Glen Ellen through August 25, 2019

Those Dancin’ Feet
L to R Croix Dilenno and Dee Tomasetta (dancers) and Meggie Cansler Ness and Neil Starkenberg (vocals). Photo by Ray Mabry /© R.Mabry Photography 2019

The hallmark of Transcendence Theatre Company since their earliest shows has been the musical revue, that they do so extremely well— mixing Broadway and Pop, standards and the newest hits, in modern and fresh arrangements and staging. Add triple-threat performers from professional stages around the country, and you have a sure-fire formula for a thrilling success of a show. Those Dancin’ Feet is another notch in the TTC belt, emphasizing dance and choreography alongside superb vocals, with energetic and entertaining effect.

Director Roy Lightner constructs an overall narrative and concept for the revue that adds to the enjoyment, giving a context for the songs that are occasionally surprising but always consistent with the show’s theme of love, connection, and forgiveness. A new twist pairs singers with dancers representing a single character— the dancing providing the visual story that advances the narrative, with the song as the emotive backdrop for the action.

For example, in “I’ll Cover You” (from Rent), Kayley Anne Collins and Michael Dashefsky sing the declaration of love in the duet, while Alex Hartman and Colin Bradbury act out in dance the growing relationship.  . . .

To read more about this production, see the full review at Sonoma County Gazette:
Those Dancin’ Feet