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, June 4, 2020

Theater Thursday - LIttle Did I Know

What: Little Did I Know

Mom's view: Little Did I Know is a podcast musical based on the book of the same name by Mitchell Maxwell. The story which is divided into nine twenty to thirty minute episodes revolves around a group of friends spending a summer working together in a theater that has long been dormant and has now been reopened in attempt to restore it to its former glory. It is specifically mentioned that the story takes place in 1976 although that doesn't seem to have any bearing on the story especially since there are obviously no visuals. Much of the cast is made up of performers who may not be that well know, however,  it also includes such well known performers as Leslie Margherita of Matilda, Patrick Page of Hadestown, Laura Marano of Disney Channel's Austin and Ally and Richard Kind of Mad About You. All of the cast members do a good job with their roles and do a particularly good job enunciating making it fairly easy to keep track of the story which is not something that can be said for all podcast musicals. The story is mostly good although at times it is disappointing particularly in its resolution especially if you are a hopeless romantic. Also, at times, the story seems a bit rushed and plot points that seem like they are going to be important turn out to not matter at all or at least  they never get mentioned again but that may be the result of attempting to cram a full length novel into  a not overly long musical.  The songs are, by far, the highlight of the podcast. They are lively and fun, and several of them are highly likely to stick in your head particularly the catchy title number. If a musical is only as good as its song than this one is winner.  Even when you factor in the story, it  is still mostly decent and enjoyable.

And that's Mom's view.

For more information  or to listen to the podcast go to www.broadwayrecords.com/shop/little-did-i-know-original-podcast-soundtrack-recording-mp3

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

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