Among the brightest lights of this young cast are the two male leads, Patrick as Jack Kelly and Matt Flocco as Crutchie. Flocco towers in his Act II scene where he sits in the juvenile lock-up...Some actors would tend toward the maudlin here, but Flocco underplays it, making it more poignant.
A singular stand out performance for me was Matt Flocco, portraying the Ziegfeld tenor. His strong and vibrant voice sent chills down my spine. I would love to see him play a leading role.
The production number "His Love Makes Me Beautiful" was decidedly enhanced by the tenor Matt Flocco, making his debut at Candlelight. What a voice!
Matt Flocco has exactly the stilted voiced tenor of the period in “His Love Makes Me Beautiful.”
Beauty and the Beast
More newcomers to the Ritz are Nicholas French (Gaston) who's larger- than- life ego is admittedly very impressive as is Matt Flocco (Lefou) who tickles the crowd with his antics. Both are well matched in their characters and play off one another effortlessly.