New This Week:
|Head Over Heels|
Photo by Jill Ritter Lindberg
My take: Not all "jukebox musicals" are created equal. Some are essentially musical revues with no plot to speak of. Others are book musicals that use the songs to tell an actual story. Mamma Mia! is a good example of the latter—as, apparently, is Head Over Heels. On her blog, Michelle Kenyon calls this "a fun, colorful, energetic and thoroughly winning production that marks another success for New Line Theatre." "It’s hard to imagine a more joyful swirl of activity than theatergoers are treated to inHead Over Heels, writes Calvin Wilson at the Post-Dispatch. "It’s a party you won’t want to leave."
My take: The Medicine Show is just what the doctor ordered in these times of universal medical brouhaha. And Ken Haller is a doctor, so he should know. Check out my review of the premiere performance of the show at Cabaret Scenes to learn more.