Eric Wrye’s Event Journal

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Friday December 14, 2012 / 8:00pm
Liza Minnelli With MenAlive in a Winter Spectacular
4 tickets
Best Available (Price Level 3-5)

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Overall, I was disappointed. I had attended the Men Alive Christmas concert 2 years ago at Irvine Barclay center and it was one of the best Christmas Concerts I've ever seen. I was expecting more of the same in this show, but unfortunately, this wasn't really a Christmas show. It was more of a "show choir" show that did have some Christmas music in it. The first half of Men Alive did not at all mirror the fantastic show from two years ago. There were a few amazing arrangements of traditional songs and funny songs like before, but a lot of more jazzy, show-tune like numbers with way too much non-professional dance numbers. Then Liza came out and God bless her, but she only sang one Christmas song and most of the rest of her songs I didn't really care for. We left early and I was so excited for a great CHRISTMAS concert that I left feeling really bummed and disappointed.