Review: Dance Kaleidoscope's Old Blue Eyes 

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click to enlarge Old Blue Eyes on the IRT upper stage. - CROWES EYE PHOTOGRAPHY

With Old Blue Eyes, Cynthia Pratt places Sinatra within the context of other entertainers, choreographing with zip, zap and zing. Particularly poignant is the theatrically realistic setting of Marilyn Monroe singing "I Wanna Be Loved by You," featuring Aleska Lukasiewicz and Zach Young with the Company.

David Hochoy's choreography centered totally on Sinatra during the second act, opening and closing with spirited, company Vegas-like production representations of "Come Fly With Me" and "Theme from New York, New York." For "Bewitched" Hochoy placed Timothy June within the context of a multi-faceted "other" portrayed by Mariel Greenlee and Caitlin Negron. Liberty Harris defines "The Lady is a Tramp" as a highbrow more comfortable with lowbrow. The Company has great fun pantomiming "High Hopes" and exploring "Almost Like Being in Love." Trulock and Lukasiewicz are tender and flirty in "Something Stupid," Emily Dyson leads off for a humorous "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and Jillian Godwin punches out the gutsy "That's Life." Through Dec. 16 at Indiana Repertory Theatre

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