A Shakespeare comedy, a Sondheim musical and a one-man show about U.S. President Harry S. Truman are among highlights of the Bermuda Festival of Performing Arts, which will fill the Atlantic resort island with song, dance and drama Jan. 8 to Feb. 22, 1997.
Advance reservations are being accepted now for the midwinter festival, which is "guaranteeing" that the temperature will not fall below 68 degrees F, or else a variety of discounts and bonuses kick in.
For theatre fans the festival includes:
* The Acting Company in William Shakespeare's As You Like It Feb. 5-8.
* The Gilbert and Sullivan Society performing Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music Feb. 17-22.
* Kevin MCCarthy in the one-man show Give 'Em Hell, Harry about U.S. President Truman Jan. 20-21. * Jack Torrence, storyteller who traces the history of the blues in Bluestory Jan. 12-13.
* The National Dance Theatre of Bermuda performing Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, with full costumes, scenery and a cast that includes Anthony Randazzo and Evelyn Cisneros performing choreography by David Allen. Jan. 8-11.
* Also at the festival will be a variety of dance and music events from Britain, Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere.
All theatrical performances take place at City Hall Theatre.
Tickets cost $12 to $25 for the various theatrical events.
For a 1997 Bermuda Festival brochure non-residents can call 1-800 Bermuda or the Bermuda Festival Office box at 1-441-295-1291 or fax to 1-441-294-7403
--By Robert Viagas