Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Change for Change's Sake

If you are going to change something that is already near-perfect, you better have a good enough improvement plan to make it BETTER.  Cramming 1/2 baked songs and songs that don't belong and changing the lyrics and cutting up the show does not make it BETTER.  It loses a little heart and it definitely loses the human connection.

The performers in the show tonight were very talented (the music was a little overpowering at times, so their voices were drowned out), but I just couldn't connect with the show emotionally.  I'm so disappointed because I have been looking forward to this show for YEARS and now, I just can't wait to be done with it. Bummer.

Don't let my irritation deter you if you are going - like I said, the talent is enormous. And, most people haven't been listening to the Original Broadway Cast recording for more than 1/2 their life.  You probably won't even notice that it is different. I'm a purist. It's a curse.

1 comment:

  1. That damn show purism! It makes it so difficult sometimes! I feel ya...



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