On second thought, maybe Glick fell off that edge. And dont even get started on Ed Grimley.
Yet, theres something charming about Shorts almost too-desperate characters, who try so hard to please us. Theyre all sort of theatrical, which is probably why his transition to the stage in last years Fame Becomes Me was so successful. His latest tour, A Musical Evening with Martin Short, finds him doing a lot of the same stuff: Singing awkwardly, dancing more-awkwardly, donning a fat suit again, and making you squirm awkwardly. If youre into that sort of thing (i.e., being mentally abused), then you should definitely check out Short when he visits the Arscht Center (1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami) Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets run $15 to $65. Call 305-949-6722, or visit www.arshtcenter.org.
Sun., March 16, 2008