Likewise does this terrific, energetic cast smartly walk the line of lightly ironic satire that is the hallmark of the script. Lines like Noble's "That's the American way — eat till you're stuffed, then give away the rest," are played with tongues vigorously but jovially in cheeks — the substance is scathing, but the tone is merry. Underwood's antics are gleefully entertaining; Caufield's radiance and voice, as always, are alone worth the price of admission. And the greatest American myth (coming again soon to a national campaign near you) is a lot easier to appraise wrapped in the Good Theater's extravaganza of glitter and gin.
Megan Grumbling can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITTLE ME | Book by Neil Simon; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh | Directed by Brian P. Allen | Produced by Good Theater, at the St. Lawrence Arts Center | through April 1 | 207.885.5883
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