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Musical 'Dames At Sea'


Left to right are Lisa Bryant (Ruby), Wendy Hayes (Joan) and Carl J. Danielsen (Hennessey/Captain) as they rehearse for "Dames at Sea," which is now playing at the Flat Rock Playhouse. (Courtesy photo)

Flat Rock Playhouse opens its 2008 season with "Dames at Sea," a delightful breath of nostalgia with a historic link to theater's early days. Onstage April 30- May 18, "Dames at Sea" is a musical with book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller, music by Jim Wise. I

The play is a spoof of its predecessor "42nd Street," the large, flashy 1930s Busby Berkeley-style movie musicals in which an understudy steps into a role on Broadway and becomes a star. These shows have at their core the premise that there is no crisis so big it can't be tap-danced away. Several of the characters in "Da...

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