This Tempest was, like Prospero's isle, full of noises and a wide variety of styles, an at-times almost vaudeville approach to the reworked text, with a wide variety of acts, befitting a production which endeavored to engage the New York community.
When my husband suggested we take our seven-year-old daughter to see a local performance of Beauty and the Beast, I had to duel with my demons. Community theater? Me? "Shouldn't I rear my daughter on the Great White Way of Broadway plays and musicals?