I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Theater Thursday - Cruel Intentions

We were given free tickets to Cruel Intentions the Musical for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Cruel Intentions the Musical

Where: (Le) Poision Rouge
            158 Bleeker Street
            New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 18 and up

When: Now through April 8, 2018

Me - Cruel Intentions the Musical  was a very fun show to watch. I've have never seen the movie on which it's based, although I am hoping to at some point, so I can't really compare them to each other. I can, however,  say that the musical was a lot funnier than I was expecting it to be. Something that I found to be very creative about the show was that rather than just including music they used it to their comedic advantage.Unlike some musicals based on non-musical stories, that just randomly insert music, they choose songs that related to the plot in a way that made the audience laugh. I would like to make it perfectly clear that this show is not for young children or immature teenagers or adults.  The acting and singing were both really great. Over all, even though the show is not exactly light, it still made for a really enjoyable evening. *

*The above is a guest post by older sister, Melia.

Mom - Cruel Intentions is a musical based on the 1999 movie which was in turn based on Les Liasions Dangereuses an American film based on the French film and book of the same name. Even though the show is about teenagers, the plot mostly revolves around sexual matters so I definitely would not recommend it for young children although it may be alright for some older teens if they have a certain level of maturity. Keep in mind, however, that there is also some nudity in the show (a young man's bare behind is briefly shown), and there is also alcohol served in the venue where the show is performed. All these things are reason why the show is recommended for  ages 18 and above. While the movie was more of a serious drama, the show has a lot of lighter moments mostly due to the placement of songs within the plot. The songs are all popular songs from the 90s including The Sign, Bittersweet Symphony and I'm Just a Girl. Some of the songs actually appeared on the original soundtrack of the film but not all of them did. The writer's did a fabulous job with placement of songs within the show and that is what really makes this a fun show. The acting and singing are both really good too. All in all, although this is a show for mature audiences only, it is definitely  an entertaining show worth seeing.

The show will be running at the New York location through April 8, 2018, and then it will be going out on tour. For more information or to order tickets, visit cruelmusical.com/#home.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday.

Photo credits: All Cruel Intentions production photos by Jenny Anderson

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