Friday, September 28, 2018

My Thoughts On Pretty Woman The Musical

Pretty Woman: The MusicalWhen I first moved to New York City over twenty-five years ago, I used to go to the theatre anywhere from once to twice a month. Of course it helped that I was a student at a musical theatre conservatory, and we often got free tickets to most of the Broadway shows. Off-Broadway too. In fact, the first few years I lived here, I rarely paid for a ticket.

And if I did, it was usually at a discounted or student rate. Now as we all know, Broadway is not exactly cheap these days. Just to put it into perspective, I sold a single ticket to Hamilton the other day to a client. The cost? Well let's just say that the cost of that one ticket would not only have paid my rent for one month, but have money to spare.

See? I told you it was expensive. But enough about the rising cost of theatre tickets. You came here to read my thoughts on the Broadway production of Pretty Woman. So let's get to it shall we? Last night, I attended Pretty Woman. But you probably knew that didn't you?

Now I had read the reviews before hand.Were they good? No. In fact except for a couple of them, they were some of the worst reviews that I have read in a long, long time. Of course most people forget that Wicked didn't get the greatest reviews, and it will be celebrating it's fifteenth anniversary next month. Take that critic's. Which brings us to the $64,000 question. What did I think of it?

Drum roll please.....I liked it. Was it the greatest show that I have ever seen? No. That is reserved for Rent. Which ironically played in the same theatre as Pretty Woman. I did however have a fun evening last night, and sometimes that's really all you want in a Broadway show. I know that's what I wanted, and I can assure you that's exactly what I had. FUN. You can't ask for anything more than that. Until next time theatre fans.

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