My birthday week is off to a fantabulous start! Last night, I had the pleasure of attending opening night for “The Color Purple” musical at The Fabulous Fox Theatre. As one of the major pioneers in the movie-to-musical adaptation trend, I definitely had high hopes for this one. I mean… …
Well, Dancing Queens, alas, the time has come… the colossal Broadway hit, Mama Mia!, is saying goodbye with a farewell tour. I had the pleasure of attending opening night for the Atlanta leg of the tour and this cast is not leaving us unsatisfied!
I must admit, my expectations for this production were extremely low. Plus most people know that I am a self-proclaimed “Broadway Snob.”
After the torturous debacle known as Ghost-The Musical, my faith in successful adaptations of movies-to-musicals was pretty much obliterated. I made a sweeping generalization that going forward, it’s just a bad idea… and people should just stop doing it.
Then here comes The Bodyguard.