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 13, 2020

Theater Thursday - Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

We were given complimentary tickets to Unmasked for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Where: Papermill Playhouse
             22 Brookside Drive
             Milburn, NJ

Who: Recommended for Ages 10 and Up

When: Through March 1, 2020

Mom's view: Let's face it, no matter how good the songs choices are and no matter how great the singing voices are musicals revues can get kind of tedious after a while. That is definitely not the case with Unmasked, the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical revue currently playing at the Papermill Playhouse. The evening is sprinkled with video segments in which the man himself discusses how he ended up working on some of the musicals he's created, how he came to write some of the music he's written and more. These segments are not only extremely interesting but they keep the evening moving along at a steady pace. Even with this added interest, the songs in the revue itself, of course, still do matter. The song choices here are excellent. All the hits one would expect to hear are covered as well as some gems from some of his lesser known shows. The voices are for the most part amazing and even the ones that aren't amazing are not bad. They are just not up to the level of some of the others. When this show opens with a beautiful approximately four (4) minute A Cappella mashup of some of Lloyd Webber's greatest hits, you just know you are going to be in for something special, and you are.

And that's Mom's view. For more about Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber or to purchase tickets, visit https://papermill.org/show/unmasked/

Tune in Saturday for another installment of our Working in Theater series.     

Photo credits: All Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber production photos by Jerry Dalia    

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