Flipside: The Patti Page Story

1hr. 35min.


"You'll Rememvber the Night..."

The pleasure you'll get from this show will derive mostly from the music, rather than the story line. The life of Clara Ann Lawson/Patti Page wasn't all that dramatic, after all, and certainly wouldn't rival (in terms of interest) those of, say, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, et al. But as for Miss Page's musical renditions? Well, those were terrific. And this show – with an eight piece orchestra on stage - doesn't stint on presenting them, coming up with more than two dozen in all, including "Mockin' Bird Hill," "Frankie and Johnny," "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree," "Detour," "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?," "Allegheny Moon," "Old Cape Cod," "You Belong to Me," and, of course, her signature song "Tennessee Waltz." If you see this show, I think "you'll remember the night." If you don't, you might never "know just how much you have lost." I have posted an expanded review of this show and of several other Broadway, off Broadway, and off off Broadway plays on my blog www.aseatontheaisle.blogspot.com.