BWW Reviews: Old Globe San Diego's A ROOM WITH A VIEW is an Elegant Theatre Experience
A Room with a View
based on the novel by E.M. Forster
book by Marc Acito
music & lyrics by Jeffrey Stock
additional lyrics by Marc Acito
directed by Scott Schwartz
Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
through April 15
The turn of the century was a tremendously difficult time period for the British, as with the onset of World War I, changes in technology as well as class system were about to occur. If middle class Lucy Honeychurch is expected to marry Cecil Vyse (Will Reynolds) because his family has money, the arrangement is locked in stone, at least for Lucy's mother (Gina Ferrall). But...because of Lucy's unexpected, strangely engaging meeting in Florence with George Emerson (Kyle Harris), whose father (Kurt Zischke) is a socialist and whose odd behavior is despiccable especially to prim Charlotte, Lucy's mindset is rattled, making her unhappy, confused and unsure of her future.
A Room with a View is a tad slow at the onset, but overall a rich and lovely experience. If you loved the movie, you will love the stage musical as well. Marc Acito has cautiously adapted Forster's poetic and lightweight composition for the stage, and Stock's music is sure to please. Schwartz's cast are wondrous to behold. Don't miss this!
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