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Comic Strip Comes Alive in "Li'l Abner" by the Moonlight Players of Clermont
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
The United States government needs a place to continue their nuclear bomb tests. They search the nation for the “most useless” piece of property and find, without a doubt, it’s Dogpatch, the hometown of the comic strip Li’l Abner by Al Capp.
The musical of the same title by the Moonlight Players of Clermont opens with the town folks getting the bad news. The evacuation date is temporarily postponed when scientists discover that the tonic Mammy Yokum (Susan Knapp) has been doling out daily to Li’l Abner (Matthew Waldeck), called Yokumberry, has a steroid-like effect. Now it’s a comic book tussle between the government, Dogpatchers, and General Bullmoose (George Perez).
You could not get better physical casting for Li’l Abner than Waldeck. He towers over everyone. He moves and acts well conveying the backwoods simplicity of the hero. His singing, however, does not equal that of the other leads.
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