Like all shows that offer
don't much in the way of entertainment they vanish faster than your money
on a Las Vegas slot machine.. Hopefully that will happen to "Lord
of the Dance" as well... Let this be a reminder to those
that hired this troop what a complete waste of time and money this show is
Now to the the Review, and my point.
When Michael Flatley left Riverdance he created his own show (with himself in the starring role) called Lord of the Dance. Critically acclaimed, his show has toured the world, and now lands at the New York-New York Broadway Theater - this time with Flatley just serving as producer. I never saw his original version, but considering this is supposed to be exactly the same I have to wonder what all the fuss was about.
Let me first say that the dancers in Lord of the Dance are very capable, energetic performers. It's just too bad they're stuck in this heap of crap that manages to annoy, confuse, and mostly bore the audience into a collective coma. I saw the show for free, and I felt terribly cheated. Imagine the folks that spent $70 for this garbage!
First, the set is like something out of a high school play. It's plain, not all that well put together, and has no real connection with show. The dance numbers are strung together with long, drawn out transitions that consist of 'dramatic' low droning tones like when spaceships land in big budget alien movies. Sometimes a character who we care nothing about pretends to play a little flute for a while. This stuff happens between every number - and it's pointless.
Occasionally, we get to enjoy a high energy dance number that actually showcases the fine skills of the dancers. But without fail, just when it starts to get exciting something dull happens - like the singer who appears on stage several times in a heavy hooded cloak and dim lighting to sing long, slow, traditional Irish songs that sound like funeral marches.
I'm sorry to have to be so harsh in this review, but there just isn't one redeeming quality that makes this show worth seeing at any price - I'm actually embarrassed when people tell me they have tickets to see it and want to know if it's good. I hate to say anything that will ruin their evening - even though I know that Lord of the Dance is about to do that all by itself.
Please, if this review hasn't made it clear by now, don't bother seeing this show, it's just not worth your time or your money. If you're that interested, go buy the video of Riverdance - it'll give you all the best there is to see of the Irish step-dancing craze.
could use a bit more excitement after this seeing this show, perhaps a
Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour or Hoover Dam Sight Seeing Tour would
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