The Drowsy Chaperone – Goodspeed Musicals

 

The Day

By Kristina Dorsey 

 

In “Cold Feets,” Clyde Alves, portraying the groom, and Tim Falter, as his best man, take on a brea challenging tap-dance extravaganza that’s athletic and fleet-footed and full of elation; if Gene Kelly were alive, he’d be jealous of the number and the performances. 

 

Someday Productions LLC and Pillow Talking are pleased to present the following review of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Goodspeed Musicals

BY Stephanie Lyons-Keeley and Wayne Keeley

 

She Said:

Robert’s best man, George, played by Tim Falter is spectacular and boy can he hoof it on the stage with his bestie.

 

He Said:

but also a great bromance between Mr. Alves and Tim Falter as George, the groom’s best man. They do a tap dance number, “Cold Feets,” that kills.

 

 

The Drowsy Chaperone – Review by Tom Holehan

 

Clyde Alves, with Tim Falter playing his agreeable best man, whips up a frenzy of mesmerizing tap in the musical’s early show-stopper, “Cold Feets” 

 

 

Journal Inquirer 

By Tim Leininger

 

Alves and Tim Falter, who plays Robert’s best man George, have a terrific tap number with “Cold Feets” 

 

 

Critics On The Aisle

By Don Church and Tony Schillaci

 

Clyde Alves* plays this part in tandem with his best man, George (Tim Falter*). These two actors shine in a brilliant tap dance number “Cold Feets” that brings down the house.

 

 

New Haven Review

Wedding Blitz

By Donald Brown

 

Review of The Drowsy Chaperone, Goodspeed Musicals

 

The book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar bristles with quick scenes, the kind of exchanges that set-up improbable songs—like Robert singing about “Cold Feets” and then proceeding to tap-dance enthusiastically with George (Tim Falter), who channels his best Gene Kelly

 

From the Desk of Jim R, Take 2, Column 107, A Review: "The Drowsy Chaperone

 

The amazing Tim Falter is perfectly cast as Robert's best man George. A Donald O'Connor-like actor, dancer and singer, he plays his second banana role with amazing comic consistency and like Alves, enjoys being center stage and in the spotlight when the script commands him.

 

The Drowsy Chaperone – Review by Geary Danihy

 

There’s the first-act “Cold Feets” number in which Alves and Falter, via tap dance, make you think of the Gene Kelly-Donald O’Connor pairing in “Singing in the Rain.” 

 

Talkin’ Broadway

Review by Zander Opper

 

As her husband-to-be Robert Martin, Clyde Alves is movie-star handsome, as well as being a super performer, including executing a showstopping tap dance with the talented Tim Falter (as the best man, George) early in the first act. 

 

 

Kiss Me Kate – Summer Theatre of New Canaan

 

From the Desk of Jim R, Take 2, Column 79, A Review: Cole Porter's "Kiss Me Kate" (Summer Theatre of New Canaan) By James V. Ruocco

 

As Lane's attractive, ne'er-do-well boyfriend Bill Calhoun who doubles as Lucentio, one of Bianca's suitors in "The Taming of Shrew," Tim Falter is ideally matched opposite MacIsaac. It's a role he invests with devilish relish and finesse. And one he believably communicates with natural, playful ease and showmanship. His big tap dance number "Bianca" in Act II is sweetly sung and energetically danced, reflecting the style and sweep of Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

 

 

Talkin’ Broadway

Review by Zander Opper

 

As Lois/Bianca's somewhat unreliable boyfriend Bill/Lucentio, Tim Falter is a dance-happy delight in the song, "Bianca." Building slowly, Falter seems to just get better and better until he is practically gliding across the stage, displaying some truly terrific tap-dancing. 

 

 

New Canaanite

By: CATHERINE GOREY

 

The duo of RachelMacIsaac and Tim Falter provide an endearing plotline, of two people who are constantly in some kind of trouble but in love with one another nonetheless. The multiple reprises of “Why Can’t You Behave” offer a light romantic story that complements the heavy and complicated relationship of the two leads.

 

 

Marlene S. Gaylinn - Freelance Theatre Critic, CT Critics Circle

 

Rachel Maclsaac plays the on and off stage dizzy dames Lois Lane/Bianca and with co-star Tim Falter as Bill/Lucentio, the pair are fun to watch in “Why Can’t You Behave” and “Always True to You (In My Fashion).”

 

 

 

 

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – TRUMP PLAZA

 

The Star Ledger

"Tim Falter is ‘Singin’ in the Rain’"

By CHARLES EINSTIEN

 

“What’s visible in the theater of the Trump Plaza these days is not the late Gene Kelly, back from the beyond to re-enact his all-time-classic dance in “Singin’ in the Rain,” but Kelly’s identical steps, umbrella, and persona, all embodied in an astonishing performance by Tim Falter in that same classic show.”

 

 

 

Staten Island ADVANCE

By ELLEN BURKE RAWLS

 

“Tim Falter delivers a rave-worthy performance of the Gene Kelly classic.  Tim is another highly talented and personable young star – watch for his name on Broadway marquees!”

 

 

 

COURIER-POST

By CHUCK DARROW

 

“Falter is excellent as dashing Don Lockwood, the silent-film super-hero who is the center of the story.  He ably captures the jaunty disposition and acrobatic moves that define the character.  He is a joy to watch.”

 

 

 

The Press of Atlantic City

By JOHN CURRAN

 

“In Kelly’s role, Falter is all square-jawed sincerity and light-footed whimsy, deftly tiptoeing between the dim-witted Lina and the doe-eyed Kathy.”

 

“Falter, in his raincoat, fedora and umbrella gets soaked splashing through the water on stage.  No he’s not Gene Kelly but that’s OK.  He can sing well and dance beautifully and he looks like he’s having a ball doing it.”

 

 

Atlantic City Weekly

By STEVE ANGELUCCI

 

“Falter’s performance in the lead role is extraordinary.”

 

 

 

 

 

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Pioneer Theatre Company

 

Utah Theater Bloggers Association

Written by:  Blair Howell

 

 

"the four Equity leads gamely navigate their roles with verve and determination. Tally Sessions plays the level-headed Bob Wallace and Tim Falter is the skirt-chasing Phil. For the most part there is serviceable chemistry between the two, and they offer smooth harmonies and crisp moves, beginning with the rousing “Happy Holiday”/“Let Yourself Go.” "Falter, with his broad charm and a voice as strong as his dancing, gives a polished performance and effortlessly makes the role his own. Genuine romantic sparks come from Kaitlyn Davidson’s bubbly Judy opposite Falter, and the pairing is delightful, especially in the “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing.” Backed by the chorus, Davidson and Falter make “I Love a Piano” a crowd-pleasing tap number"

 

 

Deseret News

By Erica Hansen

 

"Tim Falter plays Phil Davis, his partner in crime. Falter is funny and also sings well, but he really shines during dance numbers with the talented Kaitlyn Davidson (Judy Haynes). The pair is beautifully matched, making Lumbard's choreography look effortless (which is certainly is not)."

 

 

The Salt Lake Tribune

By Barbara Bannon

 

"The two couples pair up well: Falter and Davidson are brasher and more confident while Sessions and Justman are shyer and sweeter. Falter and Davidson are the dance specialists"

 

 

 

 

 

STATE FAIR (STARRING JOHN DAVIDSON) – SURFLIGHT THEATRE

 

 

The Beachcomber

By TOM WRONA

 

“That double-barreled Davidson star power might have out-shone a lesser man.  But Tim Falter’s brilliance cannot be dimmed.  He plays Pat Gilbert, the cynical newspaperman Margy meets at the fair.  I liked Falter in “Crazy For You” last year.  I loved him in Surflight’s Trump Plaza production of “Singin’ in the Rain” that just closed.  And now that I’ve seen him in State Fair, I realize he’s the best dancer I’ve ever seen live on stage.  Falter is a classic hoofer in the Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire mold, and it’s a delight to watch him glide across the stage.  And he, too, is a great comic actor.”

 

 

 

The Star Ledger

By PETER FILICHIA

 

“As newspaperman Pat Gilbert, Tim Falter is an excellent song-and-dance man who does a spectacular tap that jump-starts the show’s second act to a rousing start.”

 

 

 

The Islander

By Bre Golden

 

“Margy falls victim to smooth-talking reporter Pat Gilbert, portrayed by Surflight regular Tim Falter.  Fans might remember Falter from last season.  One look at his soft shoe during “The Man I Used To Be” and fond memories come flooding back.  Falter, as cliché as it seems, is definitely a triple threat.  He mesmerizes during dance routines, grabs onto and holds the audience tight during vocal renditions and can act to boot!”

 

 

 

 

 

CATS – SURFLIGHT THEATRE

 

 

The Star Ledger

By PETER FILICHIA

 

“The standout is Tim Falter as Rum Tum Tugger, the coolest cat in town.  Falter’s rock-star presence is superb, but more importantly, he doesn’t just replicate what Terrence Mann did in the original production.  He makes the songs his own.”

 

 

 

The Press of Atlantic City

By SCOTT CRONICK

 

“Tim Falter, a Surflight veteran and Equity actor, shines once again, this time as Rum Tum Tugger, the coolest cat of all.”

 

 

 

The Islander

By BRE GOLDEN

 

“Surflight favorite Tim Falter returns to capture Rum Tum Tugger, a gigolo loner:  Falter portrays Tugger with a swagger that’s reminiscent of a feral Mick Jagger – teasing the ladies (on stage and from the audience) while trying to get a little respect.  Falter booms during his namesake “The Rum 

Tum Tugger” and puts the rock into “Mr. Mistoffelees.”

 

 

 

CRAZY FOR YOU - SURFLIGHT THEATRE

 

 

The Press of Atlantic City

By SCOTT CRONICK

“The show is not worth doing without a strong performer playing Bobby Child.  Falter is more that solid; he’s remarkable.  A great dancer who excels in tap, he is also a credible singer and outstanding actor.”

 

 

 

GEORGE M! - ALLENBERRY PLAYHOUSE

 

 

The Patriot-News

Harrisburg, PA

By TED MERWIN

 

‘Played by Tim Falter in his smashing Allenberry debut, Cohan puts his outsized ego extravagantly on display.  Falter plays Cohan as both self-absorbed and almost maniacally driven.”

 

“One of the best scenes in this production comes when Cohan is suddenly struck with fear on the eve of the opening of a show about an American jockey in England.  But as he sings “Give My Regards to Broadway,” Falter’s faltering voice grows in strength as he summons up his courage.  By the end of the jubilant song, which brings down the curtain on the first act, the actor is grinning from ear to ear.”

 

 

 

SEESAW - THE GROUP THEATRE TOO

 

StageBuzz.com

Stage Buzz Review By Patrick Doyle

 

"to the grace of his leading players, the audience is given a complete tour of the talents that each of these actors hold. Of particular interest is Tim Falter’s dancing, which he makes seem effortless, often reminiscent of Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire. His technique is smooth and nearly fluid in movement."

 

 

 

THE PRODUCERS - NSMT

 

EdgeBoston.com

By Jennifer Bubriski EDGE Contributor

 

"North Shore Music Theatre’s production has all the qualities that make the show so appealing -- politically incorrect humor that generates belly laughs, glitzy costumes and toe-tapping numbers delivered with gusto by thoroughly, enjoyably over-the-top characters...the musical highlight of the 

NSMT production goes to "Keep It Gay"...Marland and Berman, aided by Tim Falter, Joel Briel, Kyle Brown, and Valerie Fagan execute a swirling, swishing, sequins and purple vision of a "Keep It Gay".

 

 

 

42nd Street - Goodspeed Musicals

 

 

New Haven Magazine

By Brooks Appelbaum

 

Tim Falter is warm and appealing as Andy Lee.

 

 

Metroline

By Tony Schillaci & Don Church

 

Also deserving special notice is Tim Falter as the hard-working, hard-tapping Andy.

 

 

 

 

42nd Street - Riverside Theatre

 

 

Vero Beach 32963

By L.L. Angell  

Columnist

 

 

Other sensational performers are Lauren Kadel as the salty chorine Annie Reilly, and Tim Falter as the powerhouse Andy Lee.

 

 

 

42nd Street - John W. Engeman Theater

 

The New York Times

Theater Review - Aileen Jacobson

 

Tim Falter plays a young tenor with `elan.

 

 

Times Beacon Record

By Charles J. Morgan

 

Then there is Tim Falter playing the romantic lead as Billy Lawlor.  His dancing was keen and almost acrobatic, his singing voice a resonant tenor. Your scribe, remembering the movie version of "42Street," quivers to mention how much Falter actually resembles Dick Powell.

 

 

The Long Islander

By Stephanie DeLuca

 

Tim Falter's vocals steal the show, and the audience hangs on to his every note as he brings Billy's character to life.

 

 

Village Tattler

By Claudia D. Wheeler

 

Another notable performer in Engeman's production is Tim Falter as Billy Lawlor who has a spectacular singing voice and it stands out in "I Know Now" and "Dames in Act One.

 

 

The Observer

By David Ambro and Sophie Ambro

 

Tim Falter is alive as Billy Lawlor. As Lawlor Mr. Falter gets this show off on a high note from the opening number.

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