Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Love Note

What: The Love Note

Where: The Actor's Temple Theater
            339 West 47th Street
            New York, New York

When:  Now through December 21, 2014  Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
                                                                   Sundays at 10:00 AM

Who: Age 6 and up

Our view: The Love Note is an important musical in that it deals with the serious subject of bullying .  The acting is good. The singing is good. The songs are fun although not necessarily memorable. The problem with the show is that the ending is a little simplistic and doesn't seem real. Also, there are a lot of parts to the story that don't seem to fit together in the end. It is still a show worth seeing, however, especially for teens and tweens because whether they are the bullies or the bullied or just the bystanders, they will recognize themselves in this show. This show doesn't have all the answers. The problem of bullying has been around for much too long and is much to complex to solve in an hour and a half. However, it does focus attention on the subject and could easily serve as catalyst for a serious discussion of this very important topic. Therefore, it is an especially great show for schools and other youth groups to see. However, it is also a good show for parents and their kids to see together particularly if they are prepared to really talk about the important issues raised by this play. So if this show gets people talking about the issue of bullying and gets them thinking about what can be done about it, that is important and that is worthwhile in and of itself.
And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about The Love Note.

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