Gasp! It is one of my faves. What is it about it that does not appeal ?
The plot, the all male cast, the Kabuki-style production, and I've not heard of any of the cast let alone seen any of them in anything else before. Basically there isn't anything about it that does appeal to me.
On paper, Pacific Overtures indeed comes across unappealing to many people, but having seen it twice, I think it ranks among Sondheim's best work with a compelling story and some gorgeous songs. It is not for everybody, but I always encourage Sondheim fans to give it a try.
I believe a video of the original Broadway production is online and Someone in A Tree (one of my favorite Sondheim songs) was nicely performed in the virtual Sondheim production, Take Me to the World, during the pandemic.
Post by Someone in a tree on Sept 27, 2022 6:58:07 GMT
I am not sure how Kabuki this will be. Matthew Wright is known for directing and appearing in musicals. Most PO's give a nod to Kabuki while not being faithful to the art. Also, as the evening progresses the entire thing becomes more westernised with echoes of Gilbert and Sulivan and Puccini.
I find the whole show incredibly moving and beautiful.