Category: A-L

Into the Woods

Here’s a show that’s so lean – that rushes, without pausing, to do so many things “that it’s actually tiring to watch. There’s much to be admired in Into the Woods, and cutting out fat is usually a good idea, but there’s very little to be emulated.

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Studying Musicals: Jersey Boys

Using the Four Seasons catalogue, Jersey Boys tells a good, solid story with style, drama, and emotion. It uses the music as it should be used – as diegetic songs being performed by The Four Seasons. For those who fondly remember those songs, the musical probably is a nostalgic reminder of days gone by; but, even if you’re not a Four Seasons fan, Jersey Boys still is a genuine crowd pleaser and an enormously entertaining evening of well done musical theater.

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