Picks and Pans Review: Show Boat

updated 10/30/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/30/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Fri., Oct. 27, 9 P.M. ET)


From PBS's Great Performances series, this rousing, colorful three-hour presentation of the classic Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein II musical (set on an 1880s riverboat) is replete with show-stopping moments. The production has great acting, singing and dancing—and too many standout performers to name. But Richard White and Rebecca Baxter trill a wonderful "Make Believe" and PL. Brown does a mean "OP Man River."

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