|Shelley Jenkins and Brian Krinsky|
"As far as musicals go, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is just a serviceable one, with only a few memorable songs and a paper thin plot with very little drama. But the Arizona Broadway Theatre production is so joyous and colorful with rousing choreography and cast with singers with phenomenal voices that any shortcomings with the plot and the score are almost completely forgotten by the time the final curtain comes down.
So while Seven Brides for Seven Brothers isn't a musical classic, it is filled with so much fun and rambunctious joy that it doesn't really matter. With a talented cast, superb production elements and wall to wall infectious dancing, ABT has another hit on its hands. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers runs through February 16th at the Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7701 West Paradise Lane, Peoria. Tickets can be ordered at azbroadway.org or by calling (623) 776-8400
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