Blueprints Specials – Soldier Musicals has closed and that is a damn shame.
There are times when theatre comes along in her far flung finery and whisks you off on a journey before you have time to check your dance card. Such was the case when I sat in the audience for this production the other night.
I knew very little about Hundred Days at The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival when I went to see it the other night. I knew it was a concert-musical by The Bengsons, a folk-rock duo, about how they met and fell in love. When I got myself to the theater on the night of the first snowstorm of the season, and found out it was General Admission seating, I was not in a good mood. But there’s no doubt about it, Abigail is charming and Shaun is adorable. I defy anyone, even a grumpy critic, not to be moved by their curious and exhilarating blend of otherworldly folk and rousing rock music.
I am almost tired of seeing Marilyn Maye. How much excellence, clarity and inspiration can one gal take? As it turns out – a lot. A whole lot.