For a show that's only a couple of years old, 'S Wonderful boasts beaucoup familiar songs, courtesy of George and Ira Gershwin, who jazzed up Broadway and pop starting in the 1920s. If you can't hear Rhapsody in Blue, "The Man I Love," "I've Got Rhythm," and "Our Love Is Here to Stay" too often, sit right here by us.
Ray Roderick incorporated the catalogue's yummiest tunes into a series of five "mini-musicals" about the discovery of love (the thing that's wonderful), set from 1916 to today. Stir in direction by Phoenix Theatre's Robert Kolby Harper and you've got a swoony spectacle to warm any winter evening. (And it ain't about Christmas -- score!)
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 3 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 19, 1 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 23, 6:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Dec. 12. Continues through Jan. 5, 2012