"That is of course, if she can keep up with Thom Allison's thoroughly gay fashion designer turned ringmaster in the second act dream sequence. It's the role that stole the show with Danny Kaye in the original production and Allison does the same 65 years later."
"Of the other cast members only Thom Allison in the Danny Kaye role of gay fashion photographer Russell Paxton is equally adept at commanding the stage in both the spoken and sung sections of the work. He has such presence and poise the energy level on stage noticeably increases whenever he appears. He rattled off the tongue-twisting patter song "Tschaikowsky" (made up solely of the names of fifty Russian composers) as if it were the easiest thing in the world."