Now that June is busting out all over, it's time to sway to the sound of music and whistle a happy tune. You can't say no to "Some Enchanted Evening," the Kennedy Center's tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein.
While nothing to knock 'em dead, the show in the Terrace Theater -- five performers doing twoscore tunes to the accompaniment of twin pianos -- is pleasant entertainment, ripe with nostalgia. Director Jeffrey B. Moss has smartly kept matters simple, the better to show off the strengths -- and occasionally play off the weaknesses -- of his troupe of two men and three women.
Among the show's weaknesses: no truly outstanding singer and but one talented dancer -- the breezily goose-loose Russ Thacker. Singing "How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?" as he toys with a crystal ball -- in one of seven numbers from "The Sound of Music" -- Thacker approaches the insouciant charm of a Fred Astaire.
The show's biggest appeal, of course, is Rodgers and Hammerstein's songs: from such Broadway classics as "Oklahoma!", "Carousel," "South Pacific" and -- as the man in "The King and I" says -- etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. SOME ENCHANTED EVENING -- At the Terrace Theater through June 25.