Friday, July 2, 2010
The story is mostly unchanged from the original - Small town girl with an overly-religious (flavor of the month = Mennonite) upbringing and generally racist/intolerant family wants to be a Broadway star. Broadway here she comes... Broadway here she is! Trouble is, the show is not really designed for a large Broadway stage, nor is the story very engaging. It's basically still a one woman show with a keyboard, guitar and drum set. To fill the American Airlines Theatre they turned up the mics and put up lots of colored lights and background set filler. Eamon Foley (email@example.com) is still a show stealing cutie.
I doubt this show would have made it to Broadway were it not for Megan Mullally's temper tantrum and subsequent abrupt departure from Lips Together Teeth Apart. I thought the show was marginally entertaining off-Broadway, but for a repeat run - stay home and plan a trip to the beach this summer instead.