Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Christopher McGovern, Amy Powers|
Lizzie Borden (1998 American Stage Company Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
Goofy premise, brilliant execution...
Tom Carnahan | Cherry Hill, NJ | 06/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you want satirical camp like the fun "Bat Boy the Musical" or "Reefer Madness the Musical," you'll be disappointed. This is a moving, serious treatment of the sordid Lizzie Borden story. It's dark, moody and stays with you for days. Allison Fraser's dead, emotionless reading of the dialogue (yes, it's on purpose) gives me the chills. A wonderful surprise. I recommend highly."
4 stars for the CD, 5 stars for the show!
Tom Carnahan | 01/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Having first heard of this play through small talk at a theatre site, I wondered if it would even be available, how truly "great" it would be, and why there were absolutely no names I recognized involved. With one spin of the CD, I was in Fall River, black and white, and steamed with Father. Double entendre, musical allusion, and good story telling abound in this dark horse. Although there is license taken at the end(with a musical reprise interpreting the title lady's guilt), the aura of the period shines in the snobbish ladies, descriptions of places and clothing, etc...A must have for any true theatre buff, student, or patron.One let down, however, is the complete absence of any libretto. This would be one smashing read!"
Tom Carnahan | 11/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had no idea when I bought this CD that it would be so original and inspiring. Wow! I am really sorry I did not see the show in person! Buy it and hear for yourself....I am sure this not the last we will hear of this musical. Absolutely brilliant....Christopher McGovern and Amy Powers are to be lauded."