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re: Was this review posted here?

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ashkent7 05:43 am MST 03/28/17
In reply to: re: Was this review posted here? - Jsteinfan 05:34 am MST 03/28/17

I know there haven't been any bad reviews, but you can always tell when someone writing the review REALLY gets it.

>
> No.... but it's a good one
>
>
> > REVIEW: Bat Out of Hell at the Manchester Opera House
> >
> > In the late sixties the first rock musical Hair defined a
> > genre in an innovative and compelling form that has seldom
> > been surpassed. Perhaps only the staging of the Who’s rock
> > opera Tommy has really combined successfully rock music
> > with a strong story line and its influence is hinted at in
> > the criss-cross pattern around the proscenium arch which
> > echoes the Tommy album cover. 
> >
> > But here in Bat out of hell we have a potentially game
> > changing rock musical that combines strong rock anthems,
> > innovative staging and a large talented cast to produce a
> > genuine modern rock musical for today. Jim Steinman has
> > created a wonderful dynamic show around the music made
> > famous by Meatloaf. There are strong allusions to Peter
> > Pan in the story created to link his songs. We have Peter,
> > here called Strat, leading the lost with his special
> > confidant , Tink and falling in love with Raven (Wendy )
> > while being pursed and at war with Falco (Hook) .But at
> > its heart are the love stories between Strat and Raven and
> > between Falco and Sloane (his wife and Raven’s mother).
> >
> > From the moment Strat, played by Andrew Polec, climbs on
> > stage to polish his beloved Harley Davidson and delivers
> > his menacing opening monologue the tone is set. He is a
> > leader, a rock star and his lost tribe will follow him
> > against the police state lead by Falco. Raven played with
> > youthful innocence by Christina Bennington is locked away
> > from him in her 1st floor bedroom but she breaks free to
> > meet him. She is embarrassed by her own parents’
> > passionate love making played with amazing stage presence
> > and powerful voices by Rob Fowler and Sharon Sexton. 
> >
> > The relationship between these two couples is supported by
> > a wonderful cast of 26 (perhaps at times too many) with
> > standout performances from Danielle Steers as Zahara and
> > Dom Hartley Harris as Jagwire. Their duet of “Two out of
> > three ain't bad” is exciting and, but they surpass this
> > with a thrilling “Dead ringer to love”. Throughout the
> > songs are backed with high energy modern tribal
> > choreography which features an excellent Michael Naylor
> > and Phoebe Hart.
> >
> > The staging is grandiose and multi layered with amazing
> > automated scene changes, multiple projections and some
> > stand out special effects to create the post-apocalyptic
> > city of Obsidian. While this amazing staging keeps the
> > show
> > moving slickly forward it also creates a number of sight
> > line problems for those in the front stalls which detract
> > from the overall visual impact of the production.
> >
> > Of course at the heart of the show is the music with
> > classic rock anthems such as “Objects in the Rear View
> > Mirror”, “Dead ringer for love”, “Bat out of hell”, “I'd
> > do anything for love”, and “All revved up with no place to
> > go”, sung with great musicality and energy the show builds
> > to an exciting finale which is certain to produce standing
> > ovations night after night.
> >
> > Review by Nick Wayne
> >
> > Rating: ★★★★★
> >
> > http://www.pocketsizetheatre.com/2017/03/review-bat-out-of-hell-at-manchester.html


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