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Reviews in Last 6 months :

Altar Boyz, by Music and Lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Don't have much to say...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I saw this show on Off-Broadway and it became one of my favorite shows of all time. Everything about it was incredible. There wasn't one thing that was out of place. Almost as if it was...holy? Horizon's production of it was disappointing to say the least. The whole cast didn't seem to really understand the whole meaning of the show. It's a spoof on the religion of Christianity AND boy bands (Also character qualities). But the cast seemed to skim over these subjects without digging deeper. The characters didn't seem fully developed, except Ricardo Aponte. I was thoroughly impressed with Juan! But other than that the cast seemed bland. The harmonies weren't as tight as they could've been. The dancing...well...the lack of dancing. It was just not a very good interpretation of it. They didn't give you a feel like you were in a concert, they made you feel like you were in the basement at the Horizon Theater. Off-Broadway didn't have a huge theater either, but they pulled off everything! Atlanta has good performers too, so I don't know what went wrong. Maybe the director?

Maybe I was expecting too much. I mean it was the first performance of Altar Boyz in Georgia. And I do love the written script and music. And for that I give it 2.5.

One more thought, if you have never seen it, I understand why you would love it. Everyone falls in love with the Boyz their first time.

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by William Hauptman (book), Roger Miller (music and lyrics), based on the novel by Mark Twain
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I was totally astounded by Big River. It was my first time seeing it and I have never been so impressed by an Atlanta theater company. The cast was so versatile and the energy permeated through the audience. Brandon as Huck Finn was incredible. He nailed those tight and ridiculously high harmonies. It gave me chills. Eric as Jim was moving and powerful in songs like "Free at Last". Their relationship was one of the highlights of the show for me. My favorite numbers were "Muddy Water", "River in the Rain", "Worlds Apart", "Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go" (Very powerful trio).

Wouldn't be surprised to see this cast's performance in New York.

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, by
Monday, February 4, 2008
It was fun to see all my CYT friends again. And actually be in the audience for once! :)

Great job guys! 3 weeks wow!

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