Chet Walker has admirably attempted to put together an entire evening of Jack Cole's work under the title HEAT WAVE. Opening quietly on the old World's Fair site in Queens, Walker obviously hopes to replicate the success of his earlier award winning dance compendium FOSSE. Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against him this time.
and he has strenuously trained a core group of young dancers in the unique aggressive Cole style
And no matter how talented and personable David Elder, Rachelle Rak and Nadine Isenegger are as performers they simply do not have the star wattage of Grable, Hayworth, Monroe and Russell. Especially when those stars were personally coached in their moves by the irreplaceable Gwen Verdon.