Musical Comedy Creative License Shows Power of Love, Art and Double-Malt Scotch
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The last date listed for Creative License: A New Musical was Saturday August 2, 2014 / 7:00pm.
Currently at The Rockwell
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When a musical is on its last day after 9 performances and is being done in a basement in the outskirts of Boston how optimistic should you be? If it is written by Kevin Cirone apparently the answer is "quite optimistic". This little piece about relationships and saving a bar from bankruptcy was quite thin in terms of plot and has been done on Broadway since the 20's in one fashion or another but when the actors are this sharp and the music keeps driving the action it is a formula that works.
The first half was a bit unfocused and unconvincing in plot and that is the only thing that keeps this from a rave. The sound was out of balance with the band too loud for the singers but still a good deal of wit and lively music. The second half though was a different show with some very strong keeper songs that were of Broadway hit quality and much better sound balance. The story is perhaps only "let's put on a show to save the farm" depth but the execution, melody and wit make this a piece, with a first half tune up, worthy of more than 9 days in a basement.
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Kevin Cirone - who wrote the play as well as the music and lyrics to the songs - clearly has a big future ahead of him. I hope that backers take note of his talent and that he surges forward toward broader fame. The play is poignant, funny, sad,...continued
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