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Crazy for Swayze: A Swayzical Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 26 2013

New Millennium Theatre Company's Patrick Swayze tribute is a riot, but only if you're fairly well versed in Swayze's filmography—the Swayz proves to be "all things to all people, except tall," and I've never regretted not seeing Road House more. Set (a la Dirty Dancing) at Kellerman's Resort in the Catskills, the hour-long musical comedy involves a horde of angry communists, a rhinoplasty for "Baby" Housemananov, and a magical moment at the potter's wheel to resurrect Golem Swayze from the dead. But the plot, as one character describes Swayze (played here by an impressively toned and bombastic Michael Sherwin), is "all brawn and ballet and very little brain." —Marissa Oberlander

Price: $15-$18

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