I was apprehensive going into this because I don't care for a cappella music, but I thoroughly enjoyed OCTET. It's much better described by its tagline as a "Chamber Choir Musical." There are some gorgeous 8-part choral harmonies and I was impressed by the cast's technical precision in performance.
For anyone who's seen it -- can you tell me what the piece of music played at the beginning was? It's driving me crazy trying to place it.
I was also at the 1st preview last night. I wanted to like the show and I enjoyed the cast & some of the music, but I felt the score was a mismatch to the plot. It was like if Jerry Herman had written the score to FUN HOME.
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The plot involves a high school boy adjusting to life back with his family
Brooklynite, any interest? Feb 6
2015, 09:10:13 AM
There's really isn't much "dancing" and what there is (and the movement in general) does not seem to fit what I've come to expect (and usually enjoy) from Hoggett.
Brooklynite, any interest? Feb 5
2015, 07:55:05 PM
Saw the 2/4 performance. Oof. Did not care for this show at all (and I usually like *everything*).
The audience reaction was tepid and many laugh lines received chuckles only from the production team, scattered around the house. The cast did what it could with the material, but the book and especially the score are pretty weak.
Mayer & Hoggett were both on hand taking notes, but this did not seem up to their usual work (especially the choreography). I hate to be so
Spotify & Cast Recordings Jun 7
2014, 08:58:46 AM
A number of recent recordings have their Spotify (or Rdio) links on CastAlbums.org.