Recommendation: See it!
Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 4.25 stars
Negatives: The beginning of the story was hard to follow … though it may be because of my forever wondering mind.
Story, Script, and Lyrics: The past and present intersect as two daughters cope with the death of their mom and a reporter copes with the death of her colleague. Script and lyrics were good but not mind-blowing. Deaths could have been more dramatic.
Cast and Theater Company: Typical high-quality Village Theatre talent/production. Note that this was a developing musical in the Beta Series so nothing is really set in stone. Literally, every performance will be intentionally different as they try new things. Hopefully, they’ll axe or revise the Franklin character, who provided unnecessary comedic relief to the piece.
Venue and Set: Pretty detailed for being a developing Beta Series musical.
Music and Audio: Incredible voices and great music. Wish it wasn’t too early to buy the soundtrack. Musical was touted as a “Rock Musical,” which I don’t quite agree with. The only rock songs/voice came from the mother Lydia (well-played by Mari Nelson). Loved the golden voice of Taylor Niemeyer. There were often two side actor who randomly came on stage to harmonize with the main actors, which I thought was weird. I suspect this was because it was a developing Beta Series musical.
Price: $ (Low-priced at $30)
Dates: February 16-25, 2018