Well they did it again – only better. John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey have returned to Café Carlyle with their 10th annual fall show, this year titled “The Arc Of A Love Affair”. Pizzarelli and Molaskey grow better with the years. Life and love have mixed together and burnished them like fine pieces of copper. Their humor grows lighter and their depth more profound with every year. Simplicity, elegance, style and grace are the hallmark of this pair.
This is a seamless production with every member of the cast inhabiting their chareacters with precison and grace. It is tempting to say that Sudeikis is the standout, but he is merely the most excellent leader. Every performance matches not only Sudeikis’ skill but the spirit of his character, John Keating, as well. It is a particularly poignant reminder that in the face of the frightening change of direction in which this country is headed, the only hope is for us to remain vigilant and seize the day over and over again. To choose with outrageous fervor our own verse and contribute it with passion and volumn. And that reminder made me weep.
“A Dog Story” is a charming love story with a very New York flavor. In his climb up the promotional ladder, an ambitious attorney is intent on finding a wife., but how to capture a woman’s attention in the midst of the clamor and hustle that is Manhattan living? The answer: get a dog! Nothing breaks the ice and warms the heart like an adorable dog.