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Blue Umbrella Productions

Flops! A New Musical Revue

Location + schedule

Intermedia Arts
2822 Lyndale Ave. S

DateTimeMy FringeAccess
Saturday 8/710:00 p.m.  
Sunday 8/82:30 p.m.  
Tuesday 8/105:30 p.m.  
Saturday 8/147:00 p.m.  
Sunday 8/152:30 p.m.  
Sunday 8/158:30 p.m.  
About the show

For ages 12+
Musical theater, Comedy,

Created by Suzanna Winter
www.blueumbrellaproductions.com

Overall rating



Flops! earned the encore slot for Intermedia Arts!
Catch the 8:30 p.m. show on Sunday before these wonderful songs fade back in obscurity.


"Lost Broadway songs find new life in a delightful Fringe Festival revue," raves the Star Tribune. Read the full review here.

PostcardFront

When Bad Shows Happen to Good Music

This lively trip down Amnesia Lane celebrates the best parts of Broadway's most notorious failures with a toasting/roasting of ill-fated musicals. The production follows the journey of a fictional shoestring theatre company as they try to choose their next musical from a list of small-budget options.

From heartfelt to hilarious, this new original revue features five singers sharing the forgotten songs of Broadway's underdogs -- shows that were critical, artistic, or financial disasters (and sometimes all three!) -- including Anna Karenina, Baby, Drat! The Cat!, The First, Triumph of Love, the infamous Carrie (based on the book and film by Stephen King), and many more!

From the creators of DreamBoys, named Outstanding Music Revue of 2009 by Lavender Magazine


Visit the Flops Blog, or The Flog, for the latest updates and insights from the cast and crew, behind-the-scenes photos and video, rare song downloads, and more. You can also follow us on Facebook and get our updates on Twitter!


A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Carrie-fying of Windy
Windy Bowlsby squirmed and squealed as director Greg Joelson poured stage blood over her head, and her pretty 80s prom dress, for the promo shoot of Flops! Enjoy!

Windy Bowlsby
Role: Ensemble
Windy Bowlsby used to be onstage a lot (you might have seen her in a show at Minneapolis Musical Theater, Bloomington Civic Theater, Ashland Productions) - but then she started choreographing, got her teaching certification, had a baby, and decided to try out for roller derby. Windy is thrilled to be onstage - where there are no diapers, papers to grade, rollerskates, or people asking her which foot they should kick with!

Elizabeth Chaigne
Role: Ensemble
After co-directing with Greg Joelson on a few projects, Elizabeth Chaigne is happy to be directed by him for this show. She obtained her BA in Theater from the U of MN and has appeared in Ni Boca, Ni Sangre (Sol Moreno); The Crucible (Ann Putnum); Jeanne d'Arc (Joan); Restoration (Mother); Pangea World Theater's productions of No Longer At Ease (stage manager); Bearing Witness (Rita); Not in My Season of Songs (mother); Playland (assistant director); and The Winged Seed (Lammi). A former company member of SAK Theatre, she has performed across the country in live outdoor improvisational theater. Her directing credits include: The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, The Wizard of Oz, Honk, Seussical, La Flamme Eternelle (the story of Joan of Arc), Orphan Train, And Then They Came For Me (The story of Anne Frank), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, Hard Candy, and The Boys Next Door. She is also actively involved as a board member of MN State Thespians and has been a featured soloist with The Edina Chorale (of which she is a member) and The Edina Community Music Series and Celestial Ball. Recordings: Ten! and Anniversaire Extraordinaire, Normandale French Immersion.

Greg Dahlager
Role: Ensemble
Following a stint of ushering and a cameo in one performance of Blue Umbrella's DreamBoys last year, Greg Dahlager is thrilled to utter his first lines on the stage in Flops! He looks forward to a long career of ushering and cameos with Blue Umbrella. Love and admiration to Mom, Suzy, and little chin scratches to Dusty.

Kinaundrae Lee
Role: Ensemble
Kinaundrae Lee is a native of the Twin Cities and has an Associates Degree in Vocal Performance from McNally Smith (formally known as Music Tech). His most recent credits include Rent with Cardinal Theatricals, Junior Clause with the Director's Studio, and the Ivy award winning show Little Rock 1957 with Youth Performance Company. Kinaundrae is also a singer/songwriter and performs locally and nationally with his ska band, the 2 tone runts. He's also worked with the Children's Theater, Bloomington Civic Theater, and Ten Thousand Things Theater.

Paul Whittemore
Role: Ensemble
Paul Whittemore is a founding member of Blue Umbrella Productions, and he appeared in their inaugural revue, Jungle Mary Bang Bang: The Music of the Sherman Brothers, and their most recent production, DreamBoys. He also co-created, produced, and appeared in the critically acclaimed musical revue Unexpected Songs, parts one and two--both sell-out productions at the Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater. His other stage credits include The Robber Bridegroom, Summer of '42 (Pete), Jerry Springer: The Opera (Steve Wilkos), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Applause (Danny), Candide (Maximilian), When Pigs Fly, and The Rocky Horror Show (Rocky) with Minneapolis Musical Theatre; Cabaret (Cliff) with Paul Bunyan Playhouse; Side Show (Roustabout, Terry u/s) with Park Square Theatre; La Belle Helene (Achilles) with North Star Opera; Working (Mike) at St. Paul's Landmark Center; A Chorus Line (Zach), Broadway My Way, And the World Goes 'Round with Bloomington Civic Theatre; Man of La Mancha with Theatre in the Round; Two by Two (Japheth) with Heritage Theatre; and many others. Recordings: Suzanna Winter, Souvenirs. Film: The Like Girl.

Suzanna Winter
Role: Ensemble
Suzanna Winter has been researching Broadway's failed musicals for the past decade, and she's thrilled to finally put her odd obsession to good use in Flops! She made her stage debut at Theatre in the Round Players in 1984 in Thieves' Carnival, and returned to TRP to play Eva in Kindertransport, Mary Warren in The Crucible, and Jennie Mae in The Diviners, among other roles. She has also performed with the Great American History Theatre, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and La Comedia Dinner Theatre, and her favorite credits include Maria in West Side Story, Lili in Carnival, Elma Duckworth in Bus Stop, and Chava in Fiddler on the Roof. She also played Darlene in the long-running musical How to Talk Minnesotan at the Plymouth Playhouse. Suzanna has been involved with Blue Umbrella Productions since its inception--most recently as the director of DreamBoys--and she's very excited to be back on stage in Flops! Much love and many thanks to Greg, Mom, and the entire Flops! team.

Greg A. Joelson
Role: Director
Flops! marks director Greg A. Joelson's third production with Blue Umbrella, working with Suzy on DreamBoys in 2009 and Where the Girls Are in 2007. A native of Minneapolis, Greg has been involved with theatre in the Twin Cities in some shape or form for over 20 years. Previous directing and choreographic credits include: Our Town, The Magician's Nephew, Honk Jr., Willie Wonka Jr., Oklahoma!, High School Musical, A Midsummer Night's Dream, West Side Story, Steel Magnolias, Les Miserables: school edition, The Wiz, HMS Pinafore, Singin' in the Rain, Pirates of Penzance, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Godspell!, Once On This Island, Fiddler on the Roof, Music Man, Guys and Dolls, Once Upon A Mattress, Narnia!, Midas and the Golden Touch, Joseph and the Amazing..., and Quilters. A long time ago Greg worked as an actor/dancer in the Twin Cities; most notable productions include The Animal Fables of Aesop (Bus and Truck Tour), Linnea in Monet's Garden, The Adventures of Babar, and Cinderella with Children's Theatre Company, and The History Plays at the Guthrie Theatre. Other favorite performance credits include The Fantasticks, Rough Crossings, The Boyfriend, Big River, Damn Yankees, one performance as Will Parker in Oklahoma! and Sebastian/Sebastiane for The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus. Greg has taught for Youth Performance Company, Stagecoach Theater School, and SPCPA. Currently Greg is working with the students of South View Middle School in Edina.

Randi Grundahl Rexroth
Role: Music Director
Randi Grundahl Rexroth is delighted to be working with Blue Umbrella Productions again. She was last seen as the music director and accompanist for Jungle Mary Bang Bang. Randi is currently the Upper School Choir Director at Visitation School and Convent in Mendota Heights. Randi composed a piece that celebrated the 400th Anniversary of the founding of the Visitation order and this piece was sung by the entire school throughout the year. She also coaches the small a cappella ensemble, OVation and is an accomplished composer and arranger.

Carolann Winter
Role: Costume Designer
Carolann Winter is the resident designer and costume shop manager at St. Catherine University, where she also teaches Makeup and Costume for the Stage. She is a member of the Technical Advisory Board at Theatre in the Round, and her design credits there include Uncle Vanya, You Never Can Tell, Ghosts, The Mikado, and She Loves Me. Other recent credits include Blue Umbrella Productions: Where the Girls Are and Girl Friday Productions: Our Town. Her current interests include supporting new and innovative theatre companies in the area. Carolann is grateful for the opportunity to return to Blue Umbrella Productions and work with this very talented group of artists, including her daughter, Suzy!

User reviews

A silver lining for every dark cloud
by Sharon Kahn Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
A selection of the best songs from the worst musicals, extremely well performed by an energetic cast. The songs were better than I expected, and the performances were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyable.

So bad and so good!
by Fringivitis Vulgaris Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
Such awful songs can only be redeemed by the loving attention of dedicated singers like these! Some of the songs were good music that got stuck in bad shows. Other songs were great tunes with horrid lyrics. Somehow these fine singers turn it into a rousing performance. High points include "Everybody's Girl", "The First", and the closing number, "Nine People's Favorite Thing".

Fun!
by Missie Kittok Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
There is no more appropriate word to describe Flops! than "fun". The songs come from a variety of musicals; some songs are less than great, just like (presumably) the shows they represent were. However, many of the songs are beautiful, and all are beautifully performed. I especially liked "Teach Me Not to Love You", "The First", and "A Little More Homework to Do". Kinaundrae Lee is especially good.

This show is MY rice crispy treat!
by Bobby Segersin Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I just LOVED this show. As a lover of musical theatre (and even more so a lover of obscure musical theatre) I just adored this show. Everyone in the cast was so talented, both vocally and with their acting. Amazing show! See it if you can!

Oh and I just must say...oh my GOODNESS did Windy Bowlsby remind me of Alice Ripley (the actress that played Di in Next to Normal). They could be TWINS! Though I think Windy might sing a bit better. =D

So many bad musicals
by Nanette Stearns Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
So many interesting songs. I had no idea that "He Touched Me" actually came from a musical, albeit a very bad one. I could see why some of these were indeed flops (come on, a musical version of "Carrie?"). Talented cast, entertaining mix of songs.

Miss labeled, this is a HIT!
by Lance Zarimba Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
What a fun concept and great singing. Encore, encore...

Good for what it is.
by Ryan Vanasse Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
The name "Flops!" might predispose you to think of the show as a humorous lampoon of Broadway flops. But more important to your expectations is the second part: "A New Musical Revue." If you go in expecting a concert, you'll be much more pleased with Flops! than perhaps I was.

There's a shoestring story, and it doesn't directly relate to any of the songs (remember, revue). There are short title cards before each song which show how much of a flop it was and provide a minimum of background, but not enough to really allow one to connect to the story of the songs in any significant way.

I don't want to sound too pessimistic in this review. The performances were good, and there were a lot of gems in these numbers--the song from 13 was very fun, and the one from [title of show] was catchy and worked nicely into their closing number.

But I was hoping for, and expecting, either a little more fun poked at these flops, or a little more explanation about why these were good, or why they flopped, or something. Flops! was just a concert--a good concert--but nothing more.

Great talent, not-so-great execution
by Angela Polk Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
I thought the cast members in this production (including the wonderful piano player) were all solid. They sang well, had great stage presence, and looked like they were enjoying themselves. The Anna Karenina duet was particularly beautiful, and the "Everybody's Girl" performance was delightful and fun. The cast did great with what they had to work with, and I would love to see more work by them.

That said, I found the show itself to be rather uninteresting. It featured songs from musicals, however, with the songs all taken out of context, there was little reason to connect to the characters. One of the joys of musical theater is following the characters through a story, but with each song standing on its own, out of context, I felt no connection to it or investment in it. Combined with the confusion of not knowing any of the backstories, I found it difficult to appreciate the songs.

One of the other joys of seeing musical theater, at least for me, is the costuming. The characters in this production wore everyday street clothes, with no costume changes, so this musical presentation lacked that visual variety.

It was an enjoyable enough show, just not one of my favorites. While I definitely appreciate receiving the rice krispie treat at the end (thus landing the show an extra half kitty from me), this show wasn't my rice krispie treat of this year's Fringe.

Gotta Love Those Musicals
by Bill McTeer Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
A very pleasant little show. Great songs you've never heard from musicals that didn't make it big. Performed with energy and skill by a very pleasant cast having a good time.

Recycled Broadway flops=loads of fun
by Kwenen Nelson Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Who knew Carrie by Stephen King once existed as a musical and only lasted 5 days on Broadway? Certainly not me. Using Broadway flops in this Waiting for Guffman style short was innovative and hilarious. Nice work everyone!

First Timer
by Kathleen Fraher Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
This is the first show I've seen and the first Fringe Festival I've attended. The experience more than surpassed my expectations. It was the first time for my brother, too, and both of us enjoyed the songs and the acting. We went away saying, "what a sweet show", and we didn't mean the Rice Krispie's.

Not A Flop!
by Scott Keever Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
As the title says, even though this show highlights songs from failed musicals, it in itself is NOT a flop. All the voices are strong and the musical direction and arranging by Randi Grundahl Rexroth is absolutely incredible. The slides give information about each show and the minimal sets allow the focus to be on the songs.

If there is any quibble I have, it's that the show could use some quicker pacing just past the midway point, song-wise...Otherwise, the show arc is good and the songs flowed one to the other quite well. In fact, it was great to discover a bunch of these hidden gems...I could hope that some of these songs find a new life for themselves.

My rice krispie treat
by Beth Scudder Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
I loved this show! The singing was top-notch, the minimal staging worked well, the little PowerPoint slides were informative (and funny), and the songs? Either hilarious examples of why a show was a bad idea in the first place, or hidden gems that I'm delighted were rescued and dusted off. Who'd have dreamed I'd love a song from Carrie: The Musical, or from a musical about a boy turning 13? The treat at the end was a nice touch, too.

Fantastic!
by Kate Brielmaier Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Flops! takes little-known gems from failed musicals and gives them their due. The singing is exceptional, and minimal staging and a few helpful powerpoint slides let the show shift easily from one song to the next. The audience gets just the right amount of information about each number to put everything in context, and you find yourself imagining sets and costumes and wondering if you can find a cast album somewhere. Go see it! You won't be disappointed!

Singing + History Lesson = FUN!
by Mary Margaret Reagan-Montiel Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Not have seen any of the flops featured in this revue, I LOVED it. Great singing, Awesome comedy, and touching story line. Went with my 11-year-old who loved it as well! Thanks for the great escape...By the way, Fringe Staff - Great buttons! It's a collector's item!

Not a Flop, but Fun!
by Andrew Fafoutakis Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
This show is a light, fun adventure through the world of failed musicals. I loved the clever plot that united these songs as well as the brilliant, unobtrusive way to use slides to give us some backstory. A talented cast that sings well hit a sour note or two trying for some big moments in the show, but all is forgiven when the cast obviously loves what they're doing. Strong musical direction from Randi Grundahl Rexworth beautifully blends all of these great voices. A surprise treat at the end was lovely, and the show got me interested in these lost gems. Bravo!

musicals devotee = love this show
by mark browning milner Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
this well-sung, nicely organized revue, with a cute "plot" to give a framework to the parade of material, is for anyone who has more than a passing interest in musical theatre. (if you only go to the ordway and have never been to new york, this may not be your cup of esoteric tea. me, i loved it.) i came away with three thoughts: 1) some great material has been lost in loser shows, 2) john kander and fred ebb (represented by two songs herein, and their last show [ebb passed away two years ago] "the scottsboro boys" is currently playing at the guthrie) couldn't write a bad song if their lives depended on it, and 3) i hope both "13" and "(title of show)" have cast albums. if any of the above makes sense to you - you know who you are - see the show.

Wonderfully done
by Diana Johnson Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
Great singing, great history of the flops. Very enjoyable.

For the treat
by Fringe to the Max Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
Honestly there is a reason why all those shows were flops. If you're going to sing songs from flops then make sure the song you are singing isn't one of the reasons the show failed. I enjoyed the song performed by Kinaudrae Lee but I think the whole show could have been more entertaining if the wore the costumes they wore for the photo shoot. The part I enjoyed the most about the performance was the rice krispy treat at the end.

Floptimistic
by Mark Mikula Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Okay, so I'm not typically a fan of the revue format, but Flops! was great entertainment. Spotlighting songs from a handful of the more short-lived musicals in Broadway's history, the show moved along at an enjoyable pace and really allowed its performers to shine in solo, duet, and ensemble numbers. These were very seasoned (or seemingly very seasoned) professionals taking command of the stage and their characters to give insight into little-known and notorious productions that never found or were never given a chance to find an audience. I really delighted in the performers' abilities to connect with their audience.

Like any flop..
by Surrey With A Fringe On Top Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
Some changes needed to happen to make this show more of a success.
pointedly the following;
1. stronger performers for the most part...when you choose to do flop material which isn't the greatest you better have a cast that will act the $%^&* outta every song....and they didnt really cut it for me..a lot of them weren't even strong vocalists!(ONE EXCEPTION TO BOTH however was Kinaundrae Lee)
2. MUSICAL VARIETY! 80+% of this show was ballads...i needed some more uptempo group numbers thrown in to keep the energy and the pacing a little better. Too much solo work as well.
3. Another problem with Flop music is that it's TOO long and repetitive! i wish they would have done a ton of 16-32bar cuts of lots of songs!

HOWEVER this show has great direction and its worth seeing to hear Mr. Lee.

Diamonds Plucked from the Mud
by Justin Alexander Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
The heart of this show, of course, are the rare songs which you will almost certainly never have another opportunity to hear performed. All of them are entertaining, most of them are good, and a few of them may even be great. These are diamonds which have been plucked from the mud.

The songs are performed by a highly talented ensemble of five singers using effective, minimalist staging. (The high quality of the accompanist shouldn't go unmentioned either.) The result is a clean, polished performance that lets the strength of the music shine through.

If the show has any shortcoming at all, it's that you can occasionally see the niggling flaws that caused the original shows to flop poking through here and there.

But, ultimately, FLOPS is a rare treat. The sort of live performance you'll only have one shot to see. Check it out while you have the chance.

Almost another flop!
by Fringe Binge Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
For the most part, this show was not worth seeing. All but a few of the musical numbers were incredibly boring. The slide projections about the failed plays were the most interesting aspect of the performance. I did however, recieve a rice krispy treat at the end of the play. That gets them an extra kitty.

fun on many levels
by Dan Pinkerton Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
This was a great little show for several reasons.

First of all, wouldn't you like to be able to say to friends, "Yeah, I saw a number from CARRIE: THE MUSICAL"?

Second, most of the material was strong. I kept thinking of additional material that could have been included --- Sondheim wrote a couple of show that ran for fewer than 20 performances; the song they chose from TRIUMPH OF LOVE is not actually the strongest number in a very good score --- but what was there ranged from pretty good to sensational (Everybody's Girl, 13).

Third, the cast was uniformly excellent. They functioned well as an ensemble and as individuals. A special mention should go to Kinaundrae Lee, whose work at YPC I've enjoyed in the past, and to the cast member who carried on with great verve despite what looked like a broken ankle. I'll never say "break a leg" again.

Don't deprive yourself. See this show!
by Tenessa Gemelke Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
There is only one way to describe this show: a treat. It is sweet, delectable, fun, and very occasionally sinful.

If you love musical theater, you must not miss this strange tour down the back roads of Broadway history. If you hate musical theater, these charming flops will make you laugh while proving your point. Everybody wins!

NOT AT ALL A FLOP!
by Steve Lenius Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Whether you're a Broadway maven or not, this is a charming show. I think one of the reasons it works is because it's about recognizing that even an underdog show can have good stuff in it.

This is the one Fringe show I have been anticipating more than any other, and I was hoping it would live up to my expectations. I'm pleased to say it exceeded them! Everyone in the cast, including the music director/accompanist, is very talented. The choice of songs was good, and the way they were presented was nice--both in the way the scene was set for each individual song and in the way the songs were woven together to make the show. Points to the folks who conceived the show and developed it!

Now, about the songs themselves: The shows in which the songs appeared might have been flops (a flop show here is defined as a show that loses money, i.e. one that closes before it makes back its initial investment). But the songs are not flops. I figured since the shows were flops the songs would be obscure, and probably not that good. I was wrong on both counts. I was familiar with two of the songs in the show--I remember Barbra Streisand made "He Touched Me" a minor standard, and I think I've heard several people sing "I'm Everybody's Girl" over the years. And all the songs are worth listening to.

An impressive array of talent went into the shows in which these songs originally appeared: Jule Styne, Comden and Green, Kander and Ebb, and Shire and Maltby are among the creatives represented, and Carol Burnett and Liza Minnelli were among the singers who introduced these songs. Yes, it is possible to have all that talent involved and still have a show fail, at least in a financial sense. But "Flops" proves that there can still be at least some artistic merit in shows that don't quite make it on Broadway.

At the beginning of each song a series of slides are projected telling when the show was on Broadway, how long (or short) it ran, and giving a few plot details. About the only improvement I can suggest is to leave the slides on the screen a little longer--some of them were gone before I had a chance to read them all the way through. Just a suggestion.

I'll be waiting for "Flops: The Sequel" next year. And who knows? Maybe this will become an annual Fringe tradition--after all, there's so much material from which to draw.

P.S. The sweet surprise at the end was a very nice touch.

Hilarious tunes
by Kay Hatlestad Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
The cast does a wonderful job with an assortment of tunes. They throw themselves into whatever character is needed. Great voices & acting, with minimal props. I'm definitely one of the 9.

Admirable but lacking
by Barry McClane Follow this reviewer
Rating 2 kitties
I've enjoyed the productions from this company in the past so was looking forward to this. Sad to say, it was an admirable but lacking show.
The first problem I had was song choice...all seemed so slow and melancoly. I saw it at 10pm and was nearly lulled to sleep within 15 minutes. I find it hard to believe that there wasn't an uptempo song in these flop musicals.
The second issue I had was that, aside from Windy Merrill who got some of the songs with a bit more 'oomph', the cast displayed either zero connection to their songs or over-emoted to the point of insanity. I'm not going to name names...but there were a few pretty bad offenders here.

Flops! A New Musical Review
by Steve Garrigan Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
Bookended by two strong numbers to get you going and send you on your way, this entire production was strong throughout with humorous, dramatic, and quirky songs from shows that never recouped their money. Each singer brought his/her voice to make the songs come alive. Special kudos to the pianist who kept playing and playing and playing, just like the energizer bunny!

If you like musicals and great energy, then don't miss this show!

I didn't know they were serious
by Mark Long Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
I guess I should have realized that they would be earnest in singing songs from Broadway flops. Their voices are great, but the songs aren't. Hopefully, there are Broadway historians among Fringers.

Good Cast, Failed Songs
by Jessica Tkach Paquin Follow this reviewer
Rating 3 kitties
The cast had an uphill battle to begin with by covering songs from musicals that flopped. The cast was good, but overall I wouldn't say I was super entertained during this hour. There were a couple of good pieces and a really great piece (13), but the rest were just bad love songs out of context. If you really love musicals, you would probably really enjoy this.

Don't sit in the first few rows of the left side. Reading the screen is essential to providing context to the show and the actors end up blocking your view.

This show is no Flop!
by Lisa Landreman Follow this reviewer
Rating 5 kitties
If you are a broadway musical lover you will love this show! The talented cast resurrected the redeeming songs of failed broadway musicals with such genuine enthusiasm it made me want to see these shows! I loved the premise but most importantly each cast member was a wonderful performer as well as having vocal qualities that left me wanting more. I am one of the nine people that would count this as one of my favorite shows!

A Good Time
by Amelia Bolstad Follow this reviewer
Rating 4 kitties
As soon as I read that they were singing a song from a musical based on Stephen King's "Carrie", I knew this was a show I did not want to miss. I still think so. This show was filled with beautiful voices, and songs that ranged from funny to insightful to funny to funnier. The cast was incredibly talented, and it was a lot of fun to watch. My favorite part of the show was the song "Everybody's Girl", which was sung with such enthusiasm that the whole audience was dying of laughter. If you want to root for the underdog, hear diamond-in-the-rough songs, and eat a delicious rice krispie treat, then this is the show for you.

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