Review: Endearing characters lead in Gulfshore Playhouse’s comedic ‘Leading Ladies’

It’s hard to pick a favorite in Ken Ludwig’s “Leading Ladies.”

“Leading Ladies” was full of hilarious, jaw-dropping surprises, with characters that delivered them so convincingly.

There’s Jack (Zach Martens), the dorky hopeless romantic who’s somehow willing to follow along with any of his friend’s ridiculous plans; Audrey (Hanley Smith), the rollerskating ditsy blonde with a surprisingly impressive vocabulary; and Florence (Mary Stout) who may not have had many lines, but stole the show in the end with her wit and batty charm.

Gulfshore Playhouse performed each one expertly.

With quick costume changes, hidden jokes and several plot twists along the way, “Leading Ladies” was fun chaos. It paced well and kept the audience chuckling throughout.

Shelby Reynolds,
Naples Daily News

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