"A star for the 21st century"
For this woman is both, wrapped into one dynamic performer. She is Amanda Lea LaVergne and she is worth the entire price of the ticket, the length of the drive and the cost of at least three intermission cocktails.
She is a standout…From this petite form comes a voice that can rock the world, rivaling even the original big belter, Ethel Merman, who introduced what is the first act finale of this show: “I Got Rhythm.”
She leads us through her character’s emotions in the song “But Not For Me,” which Ginger Rogers sang and set the world on fire. She handles the verbal and physical comedy beautifully and subtly. Here, for once, is the entire package without reservation. New York, take note: This is a star for the 21st century.