Thursday June 21, 2012 / 8:00pmWhen a Man Loves a Diva
How was your experience?
I was interested in seeing this performance primarily because of Julius Collins III (saw in Always & Forever at the Illusion Theater recently--attended twice in fact) and Ben Bakken (who had performed--with rave reviews, deservedly--in/as Jesus Christ Superstar recently at Chanhassen Dinner Theater). It was an inadequate avenue considering their talent imho; of course they were wonderful but the amount of singing/types of songs they performed did not provide the opportunities for them to properly showcase what they could do. We left at intermission. "Cute" performance, good satires and renditions of past legendary "divas" however, and a few chuckles. Sort of expected a few female singers too, but not a big deal. Just not what we were hoping for in light of what we'd seen Julius and Ben were capable of from the past. Hope they perform again locally in something more challenging/appropriate to their abilities. They both would draw me to see them again.