"Song-and-dance force"

At the Sharon Playhouse, the song-and-dance force Amanda Lea LaVergne creates her own Reno, with impressive vocal range and astonishing dance athleticism, that recalls the pluck of a feisty Debbie Reynolds and the savvy spunk of Ginger Rogers.

LaVergne belting out “Blow Gabriel Blow” backed-up with an exuberant tap-dancing ensemble pounding the wooden boards in the old Sharon barn is worth the ticket price alone.