Special Report by Journalist Luscinda Dickey
Erinn Dearth and Dan Beckmann—two shimmering, glowing stars in the theatre firmament—premiered Duet: A Fundraiser to Benefit Spring Theatre.
Duet was a hoot! Held on August 20 at the Reynolds Place Theatre in Winston-Salem, it was made up of musical theatre duets ranging from stirring love songs to hilarious comedic pieces. Included in the evenings program were songs from approximately 20 musicals. Not to give everything away, but some of my favorite renditions came from Ordinary Days, Easter Parade, Young Frankenstein, and Footloose. Despite slight glitches and delays with the sound system and projections, the show was perfect. Even when a song failed to come on at the right time, Dan and Erinn jumped into some oh-so-funny improv—a highlight from my experience. Topping of the night, Spring Theatre announced their 2020 season.
And guess what? The fun did not end last night: there is one more show this evening. Maybe you are a theatre person like me; maybe you are someone who wants to get involved with Spring Theatre; or maybe you are just looking for something spectacular to do on an empty Wednesday night—Duet has something for everyone. I definitely suggest this wonderful performance to you!