Agreed. Not a bad seat in the house. I've sat in the very front row, the back of the house, the balcony, the middle, in front of the sound booth...Literally everywhere and have been please by both the view and accoustics. It's a grand venue. I've seen Rock n' Roll Heaven, the Lovell Sisters, Jump out of the Box, Always...Patsy Cline, the Christmas show and a couple other performances. With Rock n' Roll Heaven I tried the front row, the balcony, and the back of the house. All were great! It's a shame there wasn't any alcohol allowed to be sold for the that show though since it was a rock concert and such a great atmosphere otherwise! Great Show!
GREAT SHOW! I've seen it a couple times and loved it every time! Though, I will agree that a couple of the ladies singing back up on a few numbers weren't really "back-up" and were at times louder than the principal singer. This is only a minor flaw compared to the amazing quality of the show from top to bottom; it’s one of the best shows in town right now (Thanks to Sheri Grace and Midtown Productions) & the costumes (Jeannie Joyner) are amazing!
Elvis fits Brandon Joyner like a glove, from the vocals to the interaction with the crowd, everybody in the whole cell block was in fact dancing to the “Jailhouse Rock;” he's the complete package, winning the crowd over in the hard opening set. Big Mama Thornton, Monique Waters, was the only one who could follow the opening set, carrying humor and the “roots” of rock throughout the show for those who’d stolen her songs and made them famous! Husain Williams' “Let's Get It On” (a la Marvin Gaye) was phenomenal with the back up harmony (Brandon Joyner & Javar White) being so well blended that it gave me goose bumps from the slight over tones when they locked it in with their tight harmony! Kain Cameron's rendition of Joplin is the best I've seen. Freddie Mercury anyone?!?! Brandon Wardell definitely “Rocked” me, but I won't tell you the closing song for the 1st Act because I want you to be surprised, but it's a GREAT intermission/act closer that wets the palate for what's to come in the second.
MJ's (aka Gabe Wright's) dancing was right on and Jones' dancing was just incredible--the Michael Jackson group set the bar for the second act! "What a Wonderful World" was truly wonderful! “Imagine” was a nice addition by Ahlert as Lennon, who also doubled as Morrison. Everything builds with the Blues Brothers making an appearance & the Performance Closer (again, I won't tell you...you'll have to come see the show) makes you want to leave the theater singing and dancing in the streets!
It’s a MUST see if you haven’t seen the show before. I think there are 4 performances left, so check the calendar!!! I went online to try to purchase tickets the other night and it said they were sold out, but I went to the Music Hall the night of and was able to get a ticket no problem! So, if it says that they’re SOLD OUT…they’re not!
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