the scene of the crime steals the show in rock musical ‘murder ballad’
Show your ID and see if your name is in the list.
Stamp your hand, climb the stairs and go to a noisy bar on the fourth floor, because it\'s the place to move --
Well, let the music-is.
Theater audiences came to the slum, in a man-made dive bar called \"Murder Ballad\", a rock musical that was largely successful as an atmospheric movement.
Studio theater reconfigures its flexible, rough phase 4 as a work Salon
Drinks, pool tables, etc.
It\'s a great environment for a rough musical, a flat loop of songs involving four New Yorkers in the heart of New York City, whose enthusiasm led to one of them being murdered.
Technically, the director David Muse did a great job.
Brian MacDevitt\'s design is comprehensive: The guitar has a small stage --driven four-
From the creative mix of neon beer signboards and cheap chandeliers, a band and lots of low, funky lights. (
Lighting designer Andrew Cissna. )
Darren R, music director
Cohen thinks the band is rather nervous, and Ryan rumaili\'s sound design always keeps the singer\'s voice in front.
However, in a program that doesn\'t have as many advantages as you think, writing is common.
This concept and book is written by Julia Jordan, the music and lyrics written by Juliana Nash (
Jordan also wrote the lyrics)
At least their format is attractive.
It begins with a narrator, played by Anastacia mccleskey, who sings a romantic story between Sara (Christine Dwyer)and Tom (Cole Burden), high-
Energy night owl in fashion torn clothes.
Dwyer is Sara of personality.
She is part of the ideal, all the appetite and remorse
Moreover, Burden has a arrogant attitude of indulgence, giving Tom a hint of danger.
It\'s not surprising that these characters were quickly burned down, Sara to Michael, a gentle poet and scholar (
A good level Tommar Wilson).
The next thing you know is Sara is in a residential area with a child.
Can it last for a wild animal like her? The Nash-
Jordan\'s score did not put too much pressure on the dilemma.
The music creaks in its rocks-
But it wasn\'t emotionally vibrant until the final showdown.
The band is good, the sound is pretty sure, if your line of sight is OK (
Seats on the floor are crowded)
It\'s easy to see this confident actor shuttling through MacDevitt\'s bar, standing at a pool table or bar, shouting out deadly appeal and frustrated songs at home.
It\'s as an 80-
Minute song, a song
Through a performance without applause and rest, soon you will feel the passing and stagnation of rock folk songs in simple love --and-betrayal plot.
After setting up, Jordan and Nash have no real tricks;
They don\'t even have much mystery about the promised murder.
The play flirted with higher gear but never started.
Still, it\'s cool to hang out.
Julia Jordan\'s books and lyrics, Juliana Nash\'s music and lyrics.
Directed by David Muse.
Orchestra and Vocal arrangement by Justin Levin.
Clothing for Laree Lentz;
Director Andrew Cohen;
Nancy Bannon, director of sports.
By May 16, at Studio 1501 theater. NW. Tickets $45-$80.
For more information, please call 202-332-
3300 or visit www. studiotheatre. org.