WINDFALL produced roars of laughter and applause throughout the live-action theatrical comedy’s successful return to the Bay Street Theatre. At the end, the audience stood up and applauded vigorously. WINDFALL is written by Scooter Pietsch and directed by Jason Alexander. Make no mistake, Jason Alexander’s comedic DNA is all over this production. The show revolves around an office pooling their resources in an attempt to win a massive lottery. The twists create pure comedy. The show lasts until June 19.
Bay Street Artistic Director Scott Schwartz originally planned this production before covid. He knew it was a winner and he’s right, Windfall is a big crowd pleaser winner.
Windfall is produced by special arrangement with John Yonover and Ken Davenport. Once again, stage design and lighting by Mike Billings stand out.
Each show usually has someone who stands out, the actor’s charisma and talent carry the production.
There was no weak link in this cast. That being said, Spencer Garrett portraying Glenn Brannon actually received a standing ovation after his first line delivery. His gravity and special physical magic spellbound the audience throughout the show. He delivered Scooter Pietsch’s written words as if he had written them himself. Mr. Garrett had the audience laughing out loud throughout the production until the final seconds of the show.
Ro Boddie as Galvin Kidd also captivated audiences with a distinct stage presence. Being Galvin Kidd is a fascinating role in this production and Ro Boddie seized the opportunity producing laughs and belly laughs. His star shone throughout the show.
Then there was the comedic energy of Badia Farha as Kate Reardon. She connected with the audience and created a bond with the audience throughout the show. She has a “wow!” moment, very powerful.
Abigail Isom’s prowess in the show builds throughout production, perhaps a technique used by Jason Alexander to show character growth. She has a distinct power using her eyes. The crowd loved him.
Dylan S. Wallach shows a lot of range being Chris Hart, the production’s male sex symbol. Mr. Wallach had a touch of affection with every line as well as successful flirtatious comedic moments. Then he had his moment and delivered a powerful scene.
When Talia Thiesfield entered, the audience paused. Her role as Jacqueline Vanderbilt is a complicated role that she handled with panache and panache.
Congratulations and congratulations to Gene Austyn Lucas and Lola Lomas as “paramedics”.
Another big winner from opening night was that the East End was finally able to see top Broadway talent at affordable prices. For more ticket information, visit www.baystreet.org