Reviewed by George Basler The famous American playwright George F. Kaufman glumly observed that “satire is what closes Saturday night.” Kaufman wasn’t talking about The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd, but he could have been. The musical, which opened this past weekend at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center in Owego, is a collection of first-rate songs sabotaged by a pretentious, contrived plot that makes for a long evening. The 1964 show -- with book, music and lyrics by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse --...
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