on 6 March 2014
Let's get my title out of the way...there's NOTHING wrong with this show. I just wish it was a bit longer.
I agree with the reviewers from Amazon.com completely. This is a beautifully melodic score with some very catchy songs and some beautiful lyrics; but it is the performances that really make it shine!
The final minutes of the CD had me in tears. Tragic and beautiful.
At times there are moments of Rodgers & Hammerstein style songs; perfectly evoking the golden age of musicals. But, this show is very much a modern musical - and not just because of the subject matter. I received my copy this morning and I'm currently on my fifth listen and I'm hearing a touch of Sondheim, a smidgeon of Styne, Kander, Loewe and Cy Coleman.
Highly recommended to any fan of musical theatre.