The Anderson Twins Play the Fabulous Dorseys



Terrific jazz music, contrived show

As far as the music goes, this is one terrific show. Both Pete and Will Anderson are outstanding on all three of the instruments they play: saxophone, clarinet, and flute. And they are backed up by four other very talented musicians: Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet, Ehud Asherie on piano, Devin Dorn on drums, and Clovis Nicolas on bass. But so far as everything else about this production goes – the TV and movie video-clips, the artificially created similarity between the Dorseys and the Andersons, the dialog on stage – well, not so much. Indeed, I don't think anything would have been lost had the show simply consisted of this Anderson Brothers Sextet playing a variety of Dorsey Brothers classics, without the shtick. I have posted an expanded review of this show and many other Broadway, off Broadway and off off Broadway productions on my blog