'Saturday Night Fever': Euripides Meets The Bee Gees

Alex Carr (Joey), Daniel Velazquez (Tony) and Ross Flores (Double J) show off their dance moves in “Saturday Night Fever” at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham, N.Y. Photo by Neal Kowalsky

At its heart, “Saturday Night Fever” is a latter-day Greek tragedy. The flaws of the central character, Tony Manero, are shared by his buddies, and they stumble through the sometimes painful coming-of-age story. The haunting refrain of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” opens the musical and telegraphs the message of the evening. “I’m goin’ nowhere … somebody help me …”

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