Bryan D.’s Event Journal

Lordofthedance 021709
Saturday February 28, 2009 / 7:30pm
Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance
2 tickets
Front of Tier 3

How was your experience?

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This show was a far cry from the impressive one I saw staged at the Pantages Theater many years ago- one in which the band was an integral part of the overall production by appearing physically to the left of the stage. Watching the use of a variety of "foreign" instruments added to the enjoyment of the music heard/visual performance. This version seemed to resort more to gimmickery. And I agree with another reader's critique- very little flavor of Ireland roots. Finally, I was not very impressed with the staging at this venue-- size of stage didn't do justice to creating a more expansive presentation. Think it'll be a while before I give Flatley's show another look... maybe if he'll return to the stage???