Thursday, August 14, 2008
Dangerous Beauty (American Music Theatre Project) - 8/14/08
AMTP's world premier production of "Dangerous Beauty" (8/14/08) has many things going for it: a charismatic and spectacular principal performance from Broadway actress Jenny Powers, period-perfect costumes, and some very lovely musical moments. However, there are some aspects that need to be worked on in order to make the show work. The book needs to be overhauled from it's current state of Schizophrenia. Additionally, some of the lyrics are currently cringe-inducing, and would seriously benefit from some rewriting. That being said, I think there is real potential for this musical about an "honest courtesan" to succeed.