Post by Phantom of London on Feb 15, 2016 19:17:59 GMT
I did see this last week and haven't reported back.
If southern USA is bible belt, then Bomont where this is set is the buckle and this will come apparent when you see this.
As I said I love the title song, one of my favourite of all time, but ruined a bit by being performed as an ensemble piece. There were 2 other songs in there which I knew and liked, but didn't relies it was in the show 'Holding Out For A Hero' and 'Let's Here It For The Boys', great stuff.
But I love to report here that I loved, I didn't, but still a very enjoyable evening and the theatre débutante Hannah Price certainly made my ears prick up, Nigel Lister was also good as the bigoted reverend.
The set was also good for touring standards.
It would be awesome if this replaced Thriller in the West End, just as the soundtrack replaced Thriller on top of the billboard!!!!
I have not seen this on stage but have listened to the USA cast recording and it's campy 80's fun! I have seen the original film on TV (I do have on DVD) but never seen it all the way through, I really enjoyed the remake a few years back (saw at cinema, have on DVD) and that is on Netflix now!