re: Boston Pops last night--"Broadway's Modern Masters"
Last Edit: Chromolume 11:31 am EDT 06/07/24
Posted by: Chromolume 11:17 am EDT 06/07/24
In reply to: Boston Pops last night--"Broadway's Modern Masters" - dooey 07:25 am EDT 06/07/24

BUT - Georgia Stitt worked her fingers off at the piano for the entire concert (as part of the orchestra, but of course often featured) and she never got a proper introduction. That, to be honest, pissed me the hell off.

But musically speaking, it was a wonderful time - and to his credit, Danieley stayed out of the way, with very basic direction/staging, just letting the songs speak for themselves. No "concepts" or gimmicks. Just the songs. Perfect.

I won't give away the Hamilton spoiler, but it was very fun. :-)

Oh - one other slight negative - I think it would have been classier to have a narrator (or to have the singers introduce the sets) instead of having Lockhart read synopsis info off of index cards. But, he made it as congenial as he could.

But for god's sake, point out exactly who it is at the piano (maybe even mention that she's married to JRB, who wrote 4 of the numbers heard on the program) and give her the due she deserves. (Frankly, it also would have been nice for them to perform one of her songs along the way - as it is I don't think everything on the program was so familiar to a general audience anyway. But so it goes.)
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