Sin, A Pop Opera

-- · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by LISA K. WYATT

June 17, 2015 certified reviewer

My overall impression

Sin is an engaging evening. The cabaret staging suits the space of three clubs and they use the atmosphere to their advantage. It explores classic themes with a twist that are worth revisiting. It is a show with its heart on its sleeve. It is not campy or ironic; it is touching and lovely.

Saudia Yasmein, Santana, has an amazing voice and an electrifying presence. No moment is wasted. While ingenues can sometimes seem interchangeable, Sarah Kennedy brings strength and a clear, beautiful voice to Faith, not just pretty innocence. The pair of backup dancers served as an emotional chorus, cleverly providing counterpoint to the action in addition to physically filling multiple roles.

Part of the joy of fringe is finding new pieces and seeing their potential to grow. I’d be greatly intrigued to see what Sin could become as a fully staged musical. In the meantime go discover it for yourself. Your ears will thank you.

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