"The music is staged in kind of a frantic way so people could understand how things were just going from one film to the next one in Hollywood," he adds.
Take the song "Blue Moon," which was written and rewritten several times. The final song was placed in a film, but "Beguiled Again" reflects the hectic process that music was written in, introducing the song in segments.
"The music is the big draw here. There are parts in this thing that have six-part harmony," adds Corlew, "I was so proud of this cast. I was going to stage a quartet singing four different songs at the same time, and in an hour they had it."
The entire performance, which is accompanied only by a trio of piano, drums and bass, will be done acoustically with no microphones or amplification.
The show was originally written and performed as "Beguiled Again" by J. Barry Lewis, Lynette Barkely, and Craig D. Ames. It was first produced a the Pope Theater in Florida.
The show runs Friday to Sunday, Jan. 11 to 13, and 18 to 20 at the 826 State St. theater in Schenectady. Friday and Saturday performances are 8 p.m. while the Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children 13 and under. For information, call 393-5732 or visit www.sloctheater.com.""