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Monday, October 7, 2019

"Once" @ Broadway Rose

"Once" is not your standard musical. The film upon which it is based is understated and quirky. "Once: The Musical" is at its best when it mirrors that sensibility. In other words, I enjoyed its quieter moments most. That is not to say that some of the bigger numbers were without charm, only that the understated ones felt like a better fit. That said, if you enjoyed the movie, you will likely enjoy its musical version. Perhaps, if you know going in that it sometimes veers toward a more rockus mood, you will be less jarred. As always, Broadway Rose has wonderful singers and a tight band.


  1. Marissa Neitling played ‘Girl’ like a mentally challenged girl with severe arthritis in her hands, instead of a young and naive woman. I enjoyed everything but her. Why did she ruin this role?!