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

Monday, June 3, 2019

More Theater Monday - Midnight Street

We were given free tickets to Midnight Street for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Midnight Street

Where:  Theatre One
             Theatre Row
              410 W. 42nd St.
              New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 16 and Up

When: Through June 22, 2019

Mom's view: Midnight Street is a very dark show about the street life of the city, and accordingly, it is an extremely inappropriate show for young children. The story, what there is one of one, is mostly told by  a single prostitute. She speaks more in poetry than in prose, and the story she tells is not very specific and could be the tale of any prostitute. Emly Afton plays the prositute, she is called Danielle according to the Playbill although I don't think that is ever mentioned in the show. This is a musical so every once in a while she stops speaking and breaks into song. The songs, despite their subject matter, sound very pretty although they are not necessarily very memorable. Ms Afton has a lovely voice which is, by far, the highlight of the show. This is not, however, a one woman show. There are two other characters, pimps who are trying to put Danielle under their "protection", who perodically interupt Danielle's monologues. At these times, there is more of an actual linear storyline to the show. The two men are played by Rafeal Jordan and Lenny Wolpe. Jordan looks like a young Ben Vereen, but that is where the resemblance ends. Lenny Wolpe is a  hard working character actor who has played numerous roles both on television and on stage. He does another fine turn here. Each of the men sings one song, but neither of their songs is all that memorable either. In fact, it seems like this show would work equally well without music except than it would be deprived of Ms. Afton's beautiful voice, which as I mentioned before, is the highlight of show.

For more information or to purchase tickets to Midnight Street, visit midnightstreetmusical.com/

And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All Midnight Street production photos by Carol Rosegg

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