Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday- Liberty A Monumental New Musical

We were not financially compensated for this post. We received free tickets to Liberty A Monumental New Musical for review purposes. All opinions expressed here our own based on our experience.
What: Liberty A Monumental New Musical

Where: Theatre 80 St Marks
            80 St Marks  Place
            New York, New York

When: Now through November 25  Sunday at 6:00 PM
                                                       Monday at 11:00 AM
                                                       Tuesday at 11:00 AM and 2:00PM

                                                        Monday November 24 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM

Who: All ages

Our view: Liberty is the story of the history of the Statute of Liberty. However, instead of the story being presented as a boring straight forward history lesson, the Statute is portrayed as a person. The young 14 year old girl who plays the part, Abigail Shapiro,  is talented actress with a sweet singing voice. She really makes you believe that she is the Statue of Liberty come to life. There are a few other actors in the cast most of whom play various parts. They are all good in their roles as well although Ms. Shapiro is definitely the stand-out performer. Her performance is even more impressive when you learn that that her part was played by an adult in previous incarnations of the show, The show is a musical. The songs are not bad to listen to but  for the most part not all that memorable. There is one fun song however between an Irish immigrant and a Jewish immigrant arguing over which group had it worse. Also, the finally song  is moving as the the words of the song are the words of the Emma Lazarus poem The New Colossus, a poem which is engraved on a tablet within the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty stands. The show is pretty quick and only runs about an hour and a half even with an intermission. It is an especially good show for school age children particularly those that are familiar with the Statute of Liberty, have done a unit in school on immigration and or have an interest in history.  For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.libertythemusical.com/.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about  Liberty A Monumental New Musical.

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