Thursday, January 11, 2018

Spongbob Squarepants in Broadway



I got a last minute ticket for this show.  My friends said the review was good and I was just too curious to pass it by. 

This was a fun show.  If you watch Spongebob cartoon, you will enjoy this more.  All the main characters in the cartoon were in the show.  The story was simple and comical.  It was very akin to a story line of the cartoon.  There were many children in the audience obviously and suprisingly, they were behaved.

Ethan Slater was a very good spongebob.  His voice was superb.  Danny Skinner and Lilli Cooper as Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks respectively were also very good.  In fact all the cast were very good in portraying the characters they played.

The songs were entertaining enough but nothing to write home about.  The set was visually appealing but required a little imagination.  Costumes were nothing impractical and enough to identify the characters.

I was perhaps a little tired so I did not enjoy this as much if I was alert.  3.5 stars out of 5.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Hello, Dolly!



Let me just start by saying that this is now my number one favorite show.  And it is all because of Bette Midler.  She was phenomenal, fantastic, awesome, great, fabulous and any other superlatives you can think of.  Everytime she steps out on stage, the crowd claps with gusto.  David Hyde Pierce was also very good.  And let me not forget to mention that I also loved Gavin Creel.  In fact every cast members were very good.

The iconic songs were a great hit.  Love the "Before the Parade Passes by" and "Hello, Dolly" songs of course.  There was never a dull moment in fact.  I cried not because I was sad.  I cried because I was overwhelmed with happiness in some of the numbers.  The dance productions were super diverting.  The sets and costumes were all riveting.

Watch this show!!!  6 stars out of 5!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017

Cast of Once on this Island

Here are some of the cast members signing the playbill after the show during stage door.





Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Once on this Island






So my friends invited me again to join them in NYC to see Once on this Island with Lea Salonga and Alex Newell in it.  So I jumped in partly because I wanted to see Lea and Alex and partly because I have not seen my friends for over a year now.  A reunion was overdue.

The reunion part was a huge success and joy.  Unfortunately I could not say the same with Once on this Island.  It was OK I guessed. The songs were herald by my friends a very catchy but I was underwhelmed.  I must admit the song "Mama will provide" was catchy and upbeat.  I liked it but the other songs were wanting.  I was in fact sleepy on some of the slow songs.

The voices of the actors were good and broadway quality indeed.  Special mention to Lea's voice.  It was full and bitch she still got it.  Alex also delivered a broadway worthy belt on her number.

It was a theatre in the the round which was interesting.  They had real sands in the middle.  All of the seats were relatively "good" seats.  We sat at the very last row but we were still close enough.

Lea and Alex were the saving graces so I give this a 3 stars out of 5. 

PS.  the photos were taken prior to the start of the show.  the cast were doing odd things.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017