Patti LuPone in Concert: The Broadway Icon Comes to San Diego
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The last date listed for Patti LuPone was Friday January 31, 2014 / 8:00pm.
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Fresh off their 2014 PBS concert special, Let the Good Times Roll, the retro doo-wop specialists known as Under the Streetlamp step into the spotlight for a night of great music from the '50s and '60s. This modern-day Rat Pack is made up of recent leading cast members from the hit musical Jersey Boys, who apply their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to Motown and old time rock 'n' roll hits, putting their own spin on timeless tunes by The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Four Seasons and many more. The 10-member pop a cappella ensemble Gentleman's Rule are the special guests. Learn More
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Featured review from James P.
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Perhaps the speakers sounded better in the orchestra section, but most people around me at the upper reaches of the balcony couldn't hear much. And no, I'm not hard of hearing, as the person opening her wrapped candy made a big impression on our section for several minutes.
I also wanted to like Patti LuPone more. I knew she wasn't going to sing Broadway standards, but the monologue delivery between songs seemed a bit stale. In fact it sounded right off the CD, in other words, rehearsed. The musicians were a good bunch though - bass was left to the synthesizer to recreate, which seemed a bit odd. I liked the guitar solo pieces the best, maybe because then we could hear Patti. Now that I think about it, her encore - sans mic - may have sounded the best in the balcony, and seemed the least rehearsed. We could actually hear her then, and apparently all the candies had been unwrapped.
My wife said she was glad we only paid Goldstar pricing for the show - it made the pain of the expenditure seems less. I can't disagree.
Photo credit: Ethan Hill