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