I love the storyline because it is not your typical boy meets girl, boy or girl conquers the other, and they live happily ever after. In this story, girl meets boy. There is certainly love, but even greater than love is their respect. In the end, love and music has mattered more than happy endings which makes for the greatest love, that love which includes respect.
In this production, Broadway does have a presence, as it should. There is choreography and a bit of over-dramatization, and some tongue-in-cheek accent usage. The choreographed numbers added what you expect to pay to see on Broadway. The biggest negative I have is the accents. Surely, in the big city of New York, there are Irish persons an actor can listen to and hire for coaching. The greatest positive was the addition of some of the characters adding a bit of breadth to the overall scene that the main story is woven rather than the way the story is portrayed in the movie. You can only know of what I speak if you see the show and the movie.
Overall, I loved it. I enjoyed seeing a live performance, a live Broadway production cast with people who have made their way through the masses to perform this show. It was a treat.
|One badly shot photo to prove I was there!|