re: MERRILY-- A naysayer's review
Last Edit: singleticket 11:20 am EST 02/08/24
Posted by: singleticket 11:15 am EST 02/08/24
In reply to: re: MERRILY-- A naysayer's review - AlanScott 05:54 am EST 02/08/24

I thought the same thing about the Pop-Art costumes for 1962 (not sure if that is the date of the scene) and especially as they were really “Op-Art” which was an even further development of the style in clothing.

I am split on the Menier Model. This is the second recent production I’ve seen that originated there that had design elements that felt not just built with the economics of a tour in mind but almost intentionally dumbed down. However, I disagree with you about the direction which I was split on as well. For an overall take on the story, direction of the ensemble and most secondary characters I found it underwhelming. But for the leads and Reg Rogers (I am in the minority about him) I thought the direction gave the performers a space to work out the reverse timeline with convincing emotional arcs.

The music helped as well.

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