Tiananmen Square Uprising Comes to Life in Dramatic Musical Beijing Spring
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The last date listed for Beijing Spring was Sunday June 15, 2014 / 2:00pm.
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I thought it was great that the heroic Chinese uprising was brought to an L.A. stage. I was a bit taken aback that the whole story was told in song. The singers had beautiful voices, the harmonies were enjoyable, the music as a whole could have been great. The truth is that about 80 % of the lyrics were unintelligible because the band drowned out the singers. Not being able to follow the dialogue is a serious detriment. A further obstacle was the fact that the author must concentrated more on the historical facts and the rhetoric of government and opposition than on creating believable characters the audience would care about. They seemed (and acted) like cardboard cut-outs.
To clarify: this is a worthwhile play. The flaws it still has should be fixed. If so it has the potential to turn into a Chinese-themed 'Les Miserables'.
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The play had some effective scenes. Overall, however, the constant loud music and singing became tiresome very quickly. The play needed some quiet, non-singing, nonmusical moments. It was loud, loud, loud from beginning to end. The play needed...continued
Running time is 90 minutes with no intermission.
This production uses haze, fog and strobe lights.