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Don't Make Me Over (In Tribute to Dionne Warwick)


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You won't hear anything but good about Dionne Warwick in writer-director Jackie Taylor's latest bio-revue, framed as a tribute concert hosted by the statuesque Ms. Divine. She trades lead vocals with three other actresses playing different aspects of Warwick, a studio vocalist who developed a solo career as the voice for such composers as Burt Bacharach. Forty-five years later she's still working, though this evening is devoted mostly to nostalgic replications of the brass-driven orchestrations that defined 60s pop (with forays into gospel, jazz, and Philly soul). Improved amplification allows audience members to sing, cheer, and otherwise show their enthusiasm without interfering with the show. Through 8/27: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Black Ensemble Theater, Uptown Center Hull House, 4520 N. Beacon, 773-769-4451, $35.

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