It has been a long time since I had goose bumps and cried during a performance. After seeing the musical Signs of Life I had this experience again. It is a story about a young Jewish girl, Lorelei Schuman and her family and friends during the Nazi occupation of Prague and at Theresienstadt concentration camp. There was little interaction with audience except for several applause bursts during the musical parts and shared sighs during the saddest parts. The audience was simply mesmerized by the power of the story and the exquisite performances of the actors. There wasn?t a moment of monotony or boredom; when I glanced around I saw only breathless expectation and eyes full of tears. The theatre was a small intimate place, where it?s very easy to absorb the story in depth. Composition of music played from background nicely complemented the mood of the story. Costumes and stage d?cor were very modest and simple emphasizing the time of World War II. ? It is a story about the importance of unity when facing a crises and extremely difficult situations , and about the love and moral values. I highly recommend to see this musical .
Signs of Life on Thursday, Mar 11th, 2010