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, December 20, 2021

More Theater Monday - The Streets of New York

We were given complimentary tickets to The Streets of New York for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: The Streets of New York

Where: 132 W. 22nd St.
              New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up

When: Through January 30, 2021

Me - The Streets of New York was an interesting show. The story was intriguing. It definitely kept your attention. Since the show was written a long time ago and took place a long time ago, the language was very old-fashioned. Normally, I don't like that in a show but I did not have any problems following this show. The songs were just okay. The fast songs were better than the slow ones. The acting was good. However, none of the performers stood out in my mind more than any of the others. There were some really elaborate costumes. The set was very different than any I have seen before. It was cool the way they made it look like a building was burning at one point in the show. It was a good show overall. 

Mom - The Streets of New York by Dion Boucicault was originally produced in the 1900s. Irish Repertory Theatre Company's current production of the show has been adapted by Charlotte Moore. Accordingly,  the language is still old-fashioned, but the show is not difficult to follow. Although the show was not originally a musical, songs have also been added by Ms. Moore. There are some very amusing comical songs including Oh How I Love to Be Rich and Villians. The slower songs are not as memorable.

Even though the show was written so long ago, it is extremely timely and relevant to today. It deals with the divide between the rich and the poor. However, while things in the show ultimately end up in a happy hopeful place, in the real world, we haven't quite gotten there yet. We can only live and hope that eventually, we will and hopefully sooner rather than later.

And that's our view. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit irishrep.org/show/2021-2022-season/the-streets-of-new-york/

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Photo credits: All The Streets of New York production photos by Carol Rosegg

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