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, August 23, 2018

Theater Thursday - Heist!

We were given free tickets to Heist! for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed are our own.

What: Heist!

Where: The Players Theatre
             115 MacDougal
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Age 13 and Up

When: Through September 2, 2018

Me - Heist! was a surprisingly entertaining show. The show was about a group of people who were working together and pretending to put on a show so that could steal a lot of money. I did not have very high expectations for this show. However, I was amazed to find out that it was actually fun and enjoyable. It was very funny especially the parts where they were putting on a show. I love shows within a show. They are usually really funny, and this is show is no exception. The music was nice even though it didn't really stick in my head . I generally, I tend to stay away from entertainment that deals with crime capers. However, this show was more humorous than I expected.  I would usually  think that shows about crimes would be more dark. However, this one wasn't. The music was also more upbeat and fun than you would expect in crime caper. There was absolutely no blood, guts or gore or anything like that in those show.  It's just a light comedy. In all, Heist! is a good show.

Mom - Heist! is a very unique musical.It is a combination of a crime story and a let's put on a show story. In this show, the criminals are the ones putting on the show as a set up for trying to pull off their crime. The show is really much more of a comedy than a dark crime noir. Patricia Sabulis is particulary funny in her role as Cath, the stage manager, one of the few characters not in on the crime, and her song Grounds for Dismissal is one of the comic highlights. The rest of the songs are okay, but not especially memorable. It is particularly unfortunate that the beautiful voiced Claire Leyden, as the diva, Cynthia, is not given a memorable song worthy of her talents. The acting and singing,in genera, are good. The dancing is terrific and a cut above what you would normally find in a small show like this. Some parts of the plot seem much too simple too be believable. For instance,the actual crime and its resolution seem to happen much too quickly. However, it is still a fun show loaded with mostly amusing characters, and is still worth of an afternoon or evening's diversion.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.theplayerstheatre.com.

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

Photo credits: All Heist! production photos by Michae Kushner.

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