Peter Parker - 1970's Rock Star!
This is a wonderful show for kids and young adults. The stage is pure art with creative beautiful buildings that open up before your eyes, as if an Ayn Rand novel has sprung to life. Reeve Carney is terrific as spiderman and fills the theater with his voice and presence. Its a campy over the top production that is a kitchen soup of New York cool, a homage to a 1970s New York city, black and white 1930s crime films mixed in with a greek chorus that is pure gen X. The music is signature Bono and it is despite the negative reviews very good and keeps you singing far after the show is over even if you cant quite remember any of the words! This production has moments of brilliance, moments of silliness, and it is perhaps too long but overall it is a terrific experience for all who see it as long as you are not expecting Lion King or Merchant of Venice, its neither . Go with the kids and ignore the reviews. Its a comic book exploding on stage! DLisa from the upper westside
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark on Sunday, Apr 10th, 2011