'Mrs. Doubtfire' brings laughter and love to Detroit
Joan Marcus, 2023
The critically-acclaimed Broadway production of Mrs. Doubtfire is playing now at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit through November 26.
The new musical is based on the beloved 1993 film starring Robin Williams and Sally Field, which tells the tale of a father so desperate to remain in his kid's lives that he is willing to impersonate a Scottish nanny by donning prosthetics and a heavy accent.
The Broadway run of Mrs. Doubtfire is highlighted by a fantastic performance from Tony Award-nominated Rob McClure, who originated the role of Daniel/Euphegenia on Broadway.
McClure's seamless switching between his many voice impersonations while balancing the humor and genuine heartache his character is experiencing is what gives the show it's heart.
McClure’s real-life wife, Maggie Lakis, stars as his onstage wife, Miranda and their children are wonderfully played by Giselle Gutierrez, Axel Bernard Rimmele and Kennedy Pitney.
Gutierrez as oldest daughter Lydia particularly shines as her character deals with having to grow up too fast and many times acts more mature than her two parents.
The production has some corny moments, but it stays true to the movie and gives audiences a glimpse into just how far someone will go for love and shares the true meaning of family.
For showtimes and tickets, visit BroadwayinDetroit.com.