Ik vraag me af wat voor drama zich daar heeft afgespeeld - ik heb nog weinige positieve reacties gelezen. Maar wat was er ook te verwachten als er vooraf al reports zijn als “the Times reports that stops during this evening’s performance are possible and also notes that the final 10 minutes are ‘not fully finished’.”
Een stukje review:
- The set, costumes, lighting, and sound will all be nominated for Tonys. Set and costumes is a front-winner to win.
- The flying sequences are amazing, but even after they get all the bugs out, I feel that they ultimately will stop the story and the show dies. We’ll see…
- I sat in the balcony. There is an entrance from a character that flies from the balcony to the stage. It took four stagehands to get the actor in the place. The actor wears a large costume. It was SO distracting. I have no clue what happened on stage preceding that entrance, because I couldn’t keep my eyes off the stagehands and actor getting into place.
- Not that any of this matters. People going to the show pay for the spectacle and the music. Screw the story. Plot? What plot?
- Oh. Plot. Right. That thing that supposedly was there but only Julie Taymor could understand because she wrote it in her alien language on her alien planet. ACT I was understandable. ACT II was bizarre. It was completely lost. The show is meant to be meaningful, I guess…?
- The actors were all fine. Natalie Mendoza is the only stand-out. I usually don’t care for Patrick Page, but I loved him in this. Reeve Carney and Jennifer Damiano have beautiful voices but do not have any arc to their characters. Their characters have polar opposite transitions (in regards to growth) but we do not see that journey.
- The show was stopped 5-6 times. During one of those times in the second act, a woman in the audience screamed out (at least what I think was:) “I don’t know about anybody else, but I feel like a guinea pig and I want my money back! We should all get refunds!” The audience booed her. Another time the show was stopped right at the Act I Finale “stunt” and the Spider-Man performer was above the audience. Trapped. Stagehands walked on stage and he swayed and they reached over the orchestra to try and grab him. Took 3 attempts. Audience laughed.
- The score was OK/Good. It is difficult to tell if the songs are too long, or if it just happened to feel that way due to the long transitions.
- Spotted in the audience: Sean Hayes, Kevin Chamberlain, Bernard Telsey, Christian Campbell, Michael Reidel, and Casey Nicholaw.
- The show is not a complete mess. There is SOMETHING there. Let’s hope that the Preview period doesn’t become just about the technical but also about the substance.
Credit to http://broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?page=11&thread=1024930&boardid=1#ixzz16evM37WD