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oh good lord..
Member Name: lbvn
Date: 18/10/00, updated on 18/10/00 (450 review reads)
Advantages: flashy, new cool look to theatre..
Disadvantages: umm.. the play's not the thing.
i may be a theatre snob... well, actually, i know i am a theatre snob.. BUT... Starlight Express has got to be the biggest pile of theatre dreck i've ever subjected myself to... and i've subjected myself to a lot.
having a masters in musical theatre, i consider myself as a girl in the know when it comes to such matters.. Starlight Express, while a nice flashy, pretty show... basically has a weak plot and score..
the new updated theatre layout was pretty cool, since the skaters now surround you on all sides (we were in the back of the stalls) however, the actors' lack of energy and mediocre singing ability made the performance absolutely.... mediocre.
a good one to go see if you are easily impressed... or have children.. but please don't expect much of a storyline.. or energized actors.. the 5 minute reprise of every song at the end was unbearable..
"there's a light at the end of the tunnel.." yeah, it's called the street light, which i saw as a i hastily beat a path outta there after the show!
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