What I Like About Amazing Grace:
The talented cast led by Josh Young as John Newton and Erin Mackey as Mary Catlett
The beautiful singing voices particularly that of Ms. Mackey
It is an original musical and not based on a movie.
What I Don't Like About Amazing Grace:
The only memorable song is the title song. None of the original songs written for the show are particularly memorable.
Even though the show claims to be about how John Newton came to write Amazing Grace, it is more about how he came to a place where he could write a song like Amazing Grace and not necessarily about how he wrote Amazing Grace in particular. Therefore, if you come to the show expecting to learn a lot about the song Amazing Grace and how and why that song was written, you will be disappointed.If you come to the show just wanting to know about the man who wrote the song, you will not.
And that's our view. What other song do you think would make a good story for a musical?
Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday.