This review aired on KBAQ September 26, 2016
“LIBERACE” DRAGS WITH BLAND TELLING OF ENTERTAINER’S LEGEND
Hormel Theatre, Phoenix Theatre
The “Liberace” world premiere finds playwright Brent Hazelton explaining the details about Mr. Showmanship’s convoluted life with an emphasis on his upbringing and the complexities of producing his famous nightclub entertainment.
The show is only noteworthy for those of us who saw Liberace live and on television multiple times during his heydays during the 1950s to the 1970s. Liberace was indeed a unique entertainer.
But for those with limited exposure to Liberace, the show drags with its exhaustive detail but bland retelling of his …