"I was suprised that this was the only Good News! recording there is. This is not a broadway soundtrack but the soundtrack to when it was put on in Witchita a few years ago. Still, I found it to be a GREAT soundtrack with GREAT music. I recommend this to ALL theater fans."
Good News but not Great News
loesser | colonia, nj United States | 02/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The original broadway production was never recorded and the broadway revival recording is rare and can set you back big bucks. So this regional production is the only recording available. And it isn't bad! Its got good singers and a nice, full orchestra. What it doesn't have is any historical relevance. "Good News" was a simple 20's musical with a typical book and a better than average score. This production has decided that the score could be improved upon and threw in songs from the Henderson library as well as songs added in the 40"s movie. The result is alot of familiar songs and no real feeling for the original show. Still, its alot of fun listening to these old chestnuts."
Some good performances, fun songs, and great orchestrations!
loesser | 06/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This musical was adapted by Wayne Bryan and Mark Madama, for Music Theatre of Wichita. I recently saw the tenth anniversary production of this show, and I thought some of the performances were better than this CD. Kim Huber is amazing and she is much better than the woman who played her role in the new production. But the Bobby, Tom, and Babe are all much better in the revival production. It's fun and I think it is a worthy addition to any CD collection. Just good fun . . .nothing more!"
Good News! is Great news!
Damien Slattery | Dublin, Ireland | 04/12/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bloody Brilliant!! What a wonderful recording of a gorgeous score!
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