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 15, 2019

Theater Thursday - Bat Out of Hell - The Musical

We were given free tickets to Bat Out of Hell for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Bat Out of Hell

Where: New York City Center
              131 W. 55th St.
              New York, NY

Who: Recommended for Ages 13 and Up

When: Through September 8, 2019

Mom's view: Bat out of Hell - The Musical is a jukebox musical based around the Bat Out of Hell triology of albums recorded by Meatloaf and written by Jim Steinman. The majority of the songs come from the most popular of the three albums, the original Bat Out of Hell, the sixth most popular album of all time.  It is a completely unique musical that is not only unlike any other jukebox musical that has come before it, but also is unlike most if not all other musicals that have come before it. It takes place in a dystopian land called Obsidian. The story is similiar to Peter Pan in that it revolves around a group of young outcasts who don't age. These outcasts, however, known as The Lost are older than the lost boys of Peter Pan, and the group also includes young women not just young men. This musical, unlike Peter Pan, is definitely not for children due to its subject matter and dark nature. Ultimately, however, the show is the story of star-crossed lovers. Strat is the leader of The Lost and Raven is the daughter of Falco, the ruler of Obsidian. The music is great. The acting is good. The cast includes Tony winning actresss, Lena Hall, in the role of Sloan, Raven's mother, and her character is definitely not just ancillary to the role of  Raven's father. She is a major force on her own, and Hall does a terrific job with the role.  If you like a sad but sweet love story, and you don't mind a show set in a futuristic world or  even if you just want the chance to hear the songs of Meatloaf sung by a talented cast of Broadway actors, you may enjoy this show.

Bat Out of Hell will run through September 8, 2019 only. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nycitycenter.org/pdps/2019-2020/bat-out-of-hell.

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

Photo credits: All Bat Out of Hell production photos by Little Fang Photo

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