2’s Review: You’ll fall for “Let’s Fall in Love” at Florida Rep

2’s Review: You’ll fall for “Let’s Fall in Love” at Florida Rep

The Florida Repertory Theatre is returning to the indoor stage with a world premier event, “Let’s Fall in Love.”

This show allows you to take a break from our hustle and bustle life as it will no doubt transport you back in time. The Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre becomes an intimate Cabaret show featuring the beautiful and magical voice of Chicago-based Actor Evan Tryone Martin, who is making his Rep debut.

Martin, along with Jason Parrish and Victoria Cassella, created this show which features the greats of the golden age of music including the diverse and beloved voices of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Tony Bennett.

Martin is a true artist who is able to bring each iconic singer to the stage as he tells his own heartwarming musical history and the influence each legend has had on his life and how his music was inspired by a lesser-known vocalist, his beloved grandmother.

Martin’s rich baritone voice is captivating and full of range as he takes you on a magical musical history tour even revealing hidden secrets of the stars and the industry.

Equally impressive is the trio of musicians who accompany him, including pianist and longtime guest musical director Victoria Casella who also has a beautiful backup voice I would like to have heard even more of.

Joining her is accomplished drummer Matthew Koller and Perry Orfanella on the bass.

Jason Parrish has done a great job directing the show.

The set is designed by Dennis Maulden who has transformed the stage into “Club Interlude” a 1940s-50s era Jazz and Supper Club. While I loved the design, I couldn’t help but find myself wishing I was sitting at a table with a martini and allowing myself to become completely absorbed into this time capsule show I didn’t want to end.

If you’ve never attended a cabaret, you owe yourself the treat to be immersed into a bygone era with some great talent and great songs like ‘My Way,’ ‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ and ‘The Candy Man,’ to name only a few.

“Let’s Fall in Love” runs through November 7th and tickets are available online at www.FloridaRep.org and through the box office at 239-332-4488.

Note: The theater requires proof of vaccination or proof of a negative covid test and the theater also requires you wear a mask throughout the performance