A Circus on Rollerskates
When you enter a theater and find some of the audience on the stage and a purple wigged girl selling water in an Austrailian accent, you know this is a different kind of show. In fact, it could almost be mistaken for a circus. Though the acting was very good, especially that of Tony Roberts and the two evil sisters, the plot and music was too silly to enjoy. The musicals only redeeming quality was a tap dance scene halfway through. My recommendation: skate away from this one!
Xanadu on Monday, May 5th, 2008
Sesame Street Meets Reality
Ones have coined this show as "Sesame Street on Crack" and its the best crack youll ever taste! Somehow, expressing the uncertainess and hard times we face on a day to day basis with song and puppets, makes the sadness go away. I suppose were all hit with a bit of schadenfreude on the way out. The puppets are worse off than us, and that makes us feel great! Recommendation: See it! Its worth the cost, especially if youre unemployed and 33!
Avenue Q on Monday, May 5th, 2008
Disney Brings Magic to Broadway
People dancing on the ceiling and flying. Furniture popping out of no where. This musical isnt anything short of magical. It is the best Disney musical on Broadway, and will remain so until it closes. Recommendation: Be a kid again; have a healthy spoonful of sugar and I guarantee, you wont regret it!
Mary Poppins on Monday, May 5th, 2008
Dont Cry, Baby! Youre no square!
With choreography to die for and witty lyrics, this play is a must see for Waters fans. Even if John Waters is not your favorite, the tap dance scene in the second half alone is worth the price of a ticket. Recommendation: If you like dancing, comedy, and pure fun, go see this musical! I guarantee a great time!
Cry-Baby on Monday, May 5th, 2008
Murder She Acts
Add the genius of Fosse choreography with two killer literally leading ladies, and youve got the sexiest show on Broadway! Recommendation: See it before it goes out with a bang!
Chicago on Monday, May 5th, 2008
Sink into the Music of the Night
Hauntingly beautiful, this is Broadways masterpiece. The music of Andrew Lloyd Webber grabs you and lures you into the dark and tortured world of the Phantom. There is and never will be anything like it. Recommendation: See the Phantom before he disappears forever into the night.
The Phantom of the Opera on Monday, May 5th, 2008
A Pierce Triumph
David Hyde Pierce saves this "grandmothers musical". It is a delight to watch him perform the role of detective/theater wannabe. He can sing, he can dance, and his comedic style is that of the greats. Recommendation: See before the curtains close.
Curtains on Monday, May 5th, 2008