Burns & Allen - A Loving Tribute
by Stephen & Caity
The Probable Cast - Winnipeg, MB
 http://www.stephenandcaity.com
V.4 - Onstage at Pantages 
The classic banter and charming rapport of the comedy duo are brought to the stage for a delightful hour of nostalgic laughter.
“Since Curtis’s comic persona closely resembles Gracie Allen, the two score points on a delicious Burns-and-Allen style bit, with Sim … skilfully playing the straight man."
“Local actors Stephen Sim and Caity Curtis successfully pull off old-school laughs as the vintage vaudeville comedy team of George Burns and Gracie Allen, and in doing so remind audiences what made them so beloved.” - Winnipeg Free Press

  
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Genre:
Play-Comedy

Audience:
General
Warnings: Mild Language
Thu July 19 12:00 PM
Fri July 20 2:00 PM
Sat July 21 10:45 PM
Mon July 23 3:30 PM
Tue July 24 7:15 PM
Thu July 26 8:45 PM
Fri July 27 10:45 PM
Sun July 29 12:30 PM

Burns & Allen – A Loving Tribute

The Probable Cast—Onstage at Pantages

The great comedy duo of George Burns and Gracie Allen are brought back to life by Stephen Sim and Caity Curtis who share the chemistry of the vaudeville/radio/tv pair. It is great to see how the comedy from that era still holds up today. The duo also update a few bits and then perform an improv version of a TV episode based on suggestions from the audience. You can tell Stephen’s banter with the crowd in soliciting the suggestions from the audience plays on his long experience with improv troupe CRUMBs. Caity also adds some lovely humerous numbers on the ukelele.

For those that saw the show last year, they do re-use a couple of the best bits from last year, but I enjoyed seeing their updated take on Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on first” routine and the “Pick a card” bit again as they are both so well done.

Murray Hunter