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Review: ‘Memory Show’ is poignant musical on loss

May 1, 2013 • Entertainment


This theater publicity image released by Richard Kornberg & Associates shows Leslie Kritzer, left, and Catherine Cox, in a scene from the Transport Group production of the musical, “The Memory Show”, currently performing off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Kornberg & Associates, Carol Rosegg)

NEW YORK (AP) — The words “musical” and “Alzheimer’s disease” aren’t often used together. Yet Sara Cooper’s new work, “The Memory Show,” turns out to be a poignant, sophisticated and often humorous musical about dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.

Cooper has written an emotionally layered story about the frustrating effects of the disease on both patient and caregiver, which opened Tuesday night off-Broadway, in a well-done Transport Group production at the Duke on 42nd Street.

Joe Calarco’s direction keeps the two actors moving naturally around the stage, and helps the audience figure out what year the Alzheimer’s patient may Login to read more

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