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merrily we roll along

By aa4101
Written October 24, 2013
Itwas enjoyable; the acoustics we great. You could understand the lyrics. I did not recognize the performers which made it easier to engage with them in their roles. I would do this again
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Merrily we roll along

By dancefan
Written October 24, 2013
An interesting Sondheim show. Not particularly "feel good" but filled with intriguing ideas and wonderful lyrics. The cast was excellent. I felt the pre-show was way too long. People in the theater were shouting"shut up". We just wanted the show to start.
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merrily we roll along

By rsasa
Written October 24, 2013
I was glad to have seen it, and have gotten a vague idea of what the show might have been like if it were live. But it was a poor substitute for a live performance. The cast was pretty good--finally, a Franklin Shepard who had some charisma, from Mark Umber. But what was with that accent the otherwise wonderful Jenna Russell was forced to use? (Think of Mrs. Wolowitz from The Big Bang Theory.) But I was disappointed that it was not nearly as good as one was led to expect--certainly not as good as the Encores version in NY last year. Oh yes, the quality of the print was awful--if you've seen a Live from the Met in HD, it's not even on the same planet. It looked like someone recorded on his phone. And those 'live from the theatre' interviews didn't add much (or anything)--particularly, the audience members.
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Interesting

By pz12
Written October 24, 2013
It was well done, music and lyrics are classic. The acting and set were very goo. Too much time was spent on introduction before the play actually started. An enjoyable evening.
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Merrily We Roll Along

By tmarshall886
Written October 24, 2013
A thoroughly engaging production of one of Sondheim's lesser known musicals. Very strong cast, the three leads being exceptional. Had I the opportunity I would have stayed and watched it again. Two annoying points: The actress playing Frank's first wife chose to use a sort of quasi American/Texas accent -- it didn't work and caused an imbalance of any scene in which she had dialogue. The other, I hate it when I'm shown short "back stage" previews that include, in this case, long scenes from the performance I'm about to see.
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