It’s not just their love story that feels uninspired; equally, there’s no convincing reason why dancer Claudine (Kari Constantine) should remain so devoted to Bulgarian sculptor Boris (Tom Bengston), who’s egotistical, shiftless and ready to shove Claudine into the arms of a prominent art critic (John Russo) if it will help his own career. But love is inexplicable, oui? As well as being “magnifique”—so if you can ignore the rusty rationales of the plot and just focus on the music and performances, you will still enjoy Can-Can.
Kari Constantine, Tom Bengston, Eric Berkel, Samantha Barrett, Kenneth C.S. Nelson and KT Curran in Can-Can.