Spiderman (Entertainment Thursday)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

I know it's supposed to be "TV Thursday" but maybe I'll change it to "Entertainment Thursday."

A few weeks ago I saw Spiderman: Turn off the Dark (the Broadway musical).  I have to say, after all the troubles, bad press and worse reviews that this show had I had pretty low expectations.  Not to say I didn't say I didn't want to enjoy myself, because when you pay so much these days for Broadway tix you have to hope you'll at the very least be entertained for 2+ hours.

Well, I was very pleasantly surprised.  I thought it was a great show! It was highly entertaining.  The set design and costumes were really creative, and really made you feel like you were inside a comic book.  Also outstanding were the stunts. Acrobatic Spidermans and Green Goblin were flying right over your head and added a wow factor to the performance. The review said that the story was lacking and music was OK.  The story was kept basic, but that's typical of a musical - it basically follows the traditional Spiderman story, which is all that was needed.  As for the music, I thought some songs were better than others, and while I didn't come out loving one in particular, there weren't any I disliked.

Bottom line, if you are interested in seeing Spiderman: Turn off the Dark and you're looking for a great performance Shariously go see it!


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