Songs of the Fall

musicals and operas · betney renaissance group · Ages 12+ · United States of America

family friendly
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June 25, 2017 certified reviewer

What I liked

I was impressed from start to finish. Loved the idea of the tree of knowledge being created to ease “God’s” pain of knowing every possible outcome of every decision. Eve was my favorite character. I think the show really took off the moment she bit into that apple. I found myself hanging on every word of every musical number. I appreciated that the music was a form of storytelling to move the plot forward, and not just a musical number showcasing talent.

What I didn't like

I thought everything was spot on. A live band would add to the production value, but pre-recorded music did not break my immersion in the slightest. No complaints from me.

My overall impression

I was elated when I left the theater, buzzing with energy. Songs of the Fall was both hilarious and heartbreaking. A wonderful, fresh retelling of a story we’ve heard a thousand times. So many profound moments in the writing, I wish I’d had a pen and paper to take notes on lines I want to remember forever. Would pay to see again. The actors were clearly enjoying themselves and carried a commanding presence on stage.

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