I brought my 10-year-old granddaughter who hid in my arms during much of the movie. I do not
recommend it for kids. It was mostly dark and scary. I had hoped it would be upbeat. Toward the end, we liked the Beatles music and dance. But earlier, music was in minor key, faces on the screen were angry or sad and we did not understand or follow the story through much of the movie. I have seen several Cirques live, all of which I loved, even bought the music and tapes (yes, tapes, from 1992 Las Vegas show). I appreciated the talent and hard work and excerpts in this movie, as taken from other shows, especially "O." Missed much of the connection to the basic story.
I had no expectations because the show died in London. Well, I was absorbed and taken in by the
storyline, the music and the clever scenery. What a treat!. Twists and turns to the story with a surprise ending. Extremely talented actors and I could hear EVERY word. I had seen PHANTOM about 15 times in NY and London and South Florida. So when they made reference to it and when I heard familiar melodies with new lyrics, I was very pleased. Camera skipped scenery changes, applause so the show moved at a sprightly speed. About 1 hour 45 minutes. The 15-minute opening was wonderful - Lloyd Webber, director, scenery people were helpful with their info toward my enjoyment of the show, how they wanted "round" scenery, how it played against the backdrop of Coney Island.
This is my third B'way show in a movie theater and I have been pleased with all three. It's a great idea to bring B'way to all of America. BB
I was uncertain if I'd enjoy a B'way show in a movie theater or if I would like MEMPHIS.
resounding YES to both. While in jeans, eating popcorn, I watched an excellent show and had the best seats in the house. I could hear every spoken and sung word and understand what they were saying, which is not always true in live theater. The story, music and dance are first class. No wonder it won the 2010 TONY AWARD. There were informative interviews with director, songwriter, cameramen, etc. Now I want to see the show LIVE even more, to get the persepctive of the entire stage and not worry about understanding or hearing the storyline. I will purchase tickets for more shows from this movie theater venue as well. It was certainly worth the $22 for the movie ticket. Because of the subject matter and certain dialogue, I recommend this for adults.
Thank you whoever came up with this idea.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never...
Memphis Broadway Musical
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