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'Nanette' hoofs yet again

The girls with jimmy Broward Stage Door Theatre, one of South Florida's key places where musicals live (Actors' Playhouse in Coral Gables and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter are the others), has just kicked off its new season with a large-cast, tap-happy revival of No, No Nanette.

With music by Vincent Youmans and lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach, the 1925 musical seems to have been a prototype for many that came after it, including the zany Drowsy ChaperoneNanette features comic confusion, blackmail, sweethearts with obstacles and, of course, loads of great tap numbers.  Not to mention hits like I Want To Be Happy and Tea for Two.

Stage Door's management points out that a ticket to the original production was $3.25, and you could see the 1971 Broadway revival that gave the show a new life for $15.  Tickets to the new production are $32 -- not so bad, all these years later.

No, No Nanette runs through Sept. 27 at the Stage Door, 8036 W. Sample Rd. in Coral Springs.  Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday.  Call 954-344-7765 or visit the theater's web site for details.

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