They Work Hard for the Money

Atlantis Playhouse's plucky production of The Life conjures the poetry of the lower depths

Never mind, though, because this Life is a big, gutsy gamble for the tiny Atlantis and a one-of-a-kind chance for area playgoers to catch a fine show in a fine production. If audiences turn out for The Life, perhaps the Atlantis may find a new identity as a purveyor of neglected musical gems. They certainly have got one going on now. Oh, right, about Wayne Gretzky? The Hall of Fame hockey great is credited with a wise epigram we all should keep in mind: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take."

Not a good Life, but a good musical
Not a good Life, but a good musical


Music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Ira Gasman. Written by David Newman, Gasman, and Coleman. Directed by Gary Waldman. With Jessie Alagna, Ben Bagby, Carl Barber-Steele, Alex Danyluk, Jeanne Lynn Gray, Lorenzo Gutierrez, Nadeen Holloway, Jonathan Horvath, Elizabeth King, Miriam King, Teandra Morris, Adam Simpson, and Dean Swann. Presented through July 11; Call 561-304-3212.
Atlantis Playhouse, 5893 S Congress Ave, Atlantis

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