Kurlander, most familiar for his dramatic work (such as Actor’s Express’ “The Christians” last fall), is particularly delightful here (in dual roles, no less), demonstrating a flair for broad physical comedy and even a certain musical talent – although some of his aria excerpts are pre-recorded and sung from out of sight — despite paling in comparison to a vocalist as accomplished as Rider (“Jesus Christ Superstar” with Atlanta Lyric, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at Aurora) alongside whom he performed during one scene.
McCook’s production designers acquit themselves very nicely: Stephanie Polhemus’ stately and functional scenic design depicts a swanky hotel suite, replete with a requisite number of slammable doors and an image of the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop; the fancy period costumes are by Emmie Tuttle; and Dusty Brown’s lighting occasionally punctuates punchlines and a few highly stylized tableaux.
Will you remember the show 25 years from now? Probably not. “A Comedy of Tenors” may be more innocuous than indelible, but it’ll do.
If you go
“A Comedy of Tenors”
Through March 18. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 4 p.m. Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays. $26-$40. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest Street, Roswell. 770-641-1260. www.get.org.
Bottom line: Suitably silly.