Carol's Reviews - It Shoulda Been You

 

This show is fun!  Its funny, fresh and just plain good entertainment!

 

I would imagine Tyne Daly and Harriet Harris are a very big draw for most theatergoers!  Both bring their own big personalities and sarcastic wit as the warring Mother-in-Laws.  

The show was just pure fun! 

The voices of Lisa Howard, Montego Glover and Nick Spangler and actually the entire cast were extraordinary!  Music and songs uplifting, set was gorgeous, costumes lovely and the cast perfect!   Heartwarming, funny, with a couple of not-to-be-expected twists! 

I rate this show an absolutely must see for this season!  I’m not sure it has the lasting power of a Wicked or Book of Mormon but if you want to laugh and be shocked and walk out feeling good, don’t miss “It Shoulda Been You”.  I’m giving it three stars

Carol's Reviews - An American in Paris

An American in Paris is now playing in the Palace Theatre in New York!  This elegant, fresh new version of the classic movie definitely belongs in a Palace!  A story unfolding through rich classic ballet, funky modern jazz and the music of George and Ira Gershwin’s, choreographed  and directed by Christopher Wheeldon can not possibly be anything but pure entertainment!  The show is a dancers delight!

It’s the story of three young buddies, unbeknown to each other but  all in love with the same woman with a very dark secret.  Prima ballerina, Leanne Cope of the Royal Ballet, plays our leading lady.  Although the final Ballet scene leaves you absolutely breathless there are some imaginative dances on chairs and an awkward but charming “Fidgety Feet” number and an amazing Radio City Spectacular number to knock your sox off!

The simple designs and use of vibrant color and lighting lend to the atmosphere of classic elegance with a very modern abstract twist. 

I’m giving it two stars as I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely see it again.