Picks and Pans Review: Ice Capades 50th Anniversary Show

updated 03/05/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/05/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

Sequined costumes, synchronized legs, jewel-toned tableaux: If Busby Berkeley were alive today, he'd be directing the Ice Capades. It's got enough razzle-dazzle to keep all but the youngest observers oohing, aahing and asking, "How do they do that on skates?" Kids will go for Barbie at the Big Top, the first-rate clowns and, of course, the Super Mario Bros. "They weren't on long enough," wailed Kate, 7—and indeed, the enthusiasm with which the audience greeted this skating Nintendo game indicated her opinion was shared. Still, the two-hour show could have been cut by 20 minutes. But when was the last time you complained about getting too much for your money? (Tickets $6-$16; three companies currently touring the U.S.)

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