Spider-Man "Turn Off the Dark"
Just saw Spider-Man "Turn Off the Dark". I believe this was the 5th "Preview Performance. Very, very disappointing. I understand the performances have not gelled yet but that is not the only problem here. This show is in serious trouble. In any good production it is the story that is most important ask Pixar. Here the story makes no sence. This production seems to be trying to cover up the lack of a cohesive story with special effects and glitz. This production needs a total re-write. If that is not bad enough the music is painful to endure. When the lead actor sings he steps completely out of charactoer and becomes a rocker. For heavens sake people the Peter Parker we all know and love is not a rocker and if he tries know one is going to buy it. It jsut looks and sounds stupid. it seems that the lack of a good story line and horriblle direction lies at the feet of Ms. Tabor. Her success with the Lion King will be a distant memory if this disaster evere sees an opeing night without a.total re-do. When the final words are written on this production I believe Bono and many others will wish that the $65 million had gone to support his wonderful charitable causes. With a lot of additional work this production may rise to the level of "horrrible".
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark on Sunday, Dec 5th, 2010