In writing today's blog post it gives me great pleasure to introduce Applause Theater Service's close friends of the Broadway Theater, Rosie and Bill Mearns. Rosie and Bill are long time writers of Music and Lyrics for the theater for over 30 years now. They live and work in New York City. When they're not working their regular jobs with the cruise lines that sail from New York City, they spend most of their time working on producing their very own Off Broadway musicals.
Applause Theater Service recently asked Rosie and Bill to attend a performance of Memphis The Musical on their behalf to get their "take" on the show. Memphis is one of Broadway's newest musicals and definite bright spots in the 2009/2010 Broadway season.
Rosie and Bill's review of Memphis The Musical can be read below along with our "plug" of their newest musical called "Ebenezer" playing a limited engagement in Atlantic City from December 4 through 20, 2009.
The friendly local Broadway ticket experts at Applause thanks Rosie and Bill for writing their very first Broadway Ticket News blog posting. Enjoy.
Rich Gladstone/Applause Theater Service
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Hi Rich,Here's our first attempt at a Blog for MEMPHIS......see what you think...MEMPHIS the Musical, Not the City. We have not had this much FUN in a Theater in years!!! MEMPHIS is completely Entertaining, and isn’t that why we go to the Theater....to be Entertained? This show starts your foot tapping the minutes the curtain goes up and it doesn’t stop until the finale. The energy of this Extremely Talented cast explodes across the foot light and lands right in your lap. It almost takes your Breath Away. The score truly captures the music of the period. It manages to left you out of your seats with excitement, and passionately touches you heart. The Choreography, in MEMPHIS, is clever and at the same time completely engaging. The Dancers are outstanding! Every member of this cast is marvelous. The costumes are right on the money....perfect, and the sets are very clever and work beautifully within the story. BRAVO to everyone involved in this show. This is the kind of show that...though it has a few flaws...you gladly overlook them because of all the joy it brings. You should run...not walk...to see MEMPHIS, because you will be leaping with joy as you exit the Shubert Theater. Thank you to APPLAUSE to arranging these tickets.
Rosie & Bill, A Husband & Wife Lyricist & Composer Team
Bill MearnsRosie Novellino-Mearns
279 East 44 StreetNew York, NY 10017
See "Ebenezer" this Christmas at:SURFLIGHT THEATRE
Engleside and Beach AvenuesBeach Haven, NJ 08008
(609) 492- 9477
2:00pm Show: December 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20
7:30pm Show: December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19