Or perhaps I wish Sondhiem had done Amelie since that score is still in my head after seeing it this weekend. Amelie- not so much. And before you jump on me for that comment, no- I don't actually think Stephen Sondheim should work on Amelie, or that they should be compared, or that Joe is real and had a good idea. People- I've been around the theatre world enough.
Not really looking to argue here. Just wanted to give my review on the show...which I saw. Look forward to hearing your o
JBroadway- I'm trying to think back to the music to answer your question, but I'm not too sure as the songs were a bit bland and forgettable. I believe a catchy tune could also support the narrative and develop the characters and their emotions, many successful shows do both. That being said, I thought the show as a whole was a cute and enjoyable evening of theatre- but the music is not the strongest part.
I also saw Merrily We Roll Along in LA this weekend, and
I saw it last night and thought it was cute but not amazing. I'm not too familiar with the film, and I wonder if that would have helped. My favorite part was the sets/props, which were very fun. My main thing was that the music was just passable, but I didn't leave the theatre with a tune I could hum. That being said, Phillipa Soo was wonderfully cast and a real talent.
Thank you for sharing. A terrible situation. I was a performance at the Geffen in Los Angeles and sat next to Ben Affleck. At intermission, he helped an elderly gentleman, who I believe he did not know, out of his seat all the way up the aisle and to the door. When the gentleman returned, Ben once again helped him to his seat. I've been a fan of his since.
JoseLee_- I kinda feel "salty" about it too. Adding a 3rd show I understand, but changing several people set to perform is different. I would have loved to see Susan. However, I would hate to have to fight traffic to the Bowl on a Monday- so I guess I can't complain.