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Faith Prince brings her 'Faith-isms' to L.A. Opera's 'Wonderful Town'

Faith Prince brings her 'Faith-isms' to L.A. Opera's 'Wonderful Town'

Faith Prince has forged a four-decade Broadway career of drama and, especially, musical comedy, stitching quirk, nuance and an eye to mining laughs.

To best understand what makes her marvelous, let's start with a mumble. The merest of mutterings, maybe, but it exemplifies Prince's devotion to text and development of character.

In the 1992 Broadway revival of “Guys and Dolls,” Prince won a Tony Award as lovelorn Miss Adelaide, lead dancer at the Hot Box club and self-described “well-known fiancée.”

Frank Loesser’s ballad “Adelaide’s Lament” finds the character backstage reading, between sneezes, a...

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