Friday, May 29, 1998 | 4:59 a.m.
"Enter The Night" opened at the Stardust in July 1991. Our critique then was entirely favorable. We have checked it out every year since. Thursday, at 7:30 p.m., along with a capacity crowd, we enjoyed it the most. Congratulations, all concerned, for keeping it like an opening night after more than 3,500 performances. Extra kudos are due for the live music, sometimes enhanced by George Safire and his small but mighty ensemble.
A high-tech extravaganza, there are 20 scenes, great variety, smooth transitions, excellent dynamics and all the fog, hazes, lasers and pyrotechnics anyone could ask for. At Thursday's performance, world champion ice skaters Burt Lancon and Cindy Landry hit the top of our personal applause meter, an act of incredible artistry and beauty. Los Huincas Gauchos, in the star spot, a father and two sons, deserve that position -- a dynamite act.
The Scott Brothers refer to their robot-like moves as "cartoon dancing." They were more effective in their usual Act III turn. The new segment, Act XIII, is really an act in progress and needs more comedy punch. Jennifer Page is a strong lead vocalist, a take-charge lady. The other principal singers, all winners, are Sharon Cusamano (original cadre), Tony Davich, Tim Craskey and Adam Fleck, who is also featured in the next-to-the-finale tap dance number.
Aki is a stunning showgirl and dancer, making the full-cast "Hot" sequence even warmer. Michelle Shensky and Jennifer Bochenczak are outstanding dance principals. The cast is large, talented and uniformly attractive.
We might not wait until 1999 for our next visit.
JOE DELANEY is a Sun entertainment critic.