Saturday, March 30, 2024

Review Highlights: STORYVILLE - Black Theatre Troupe

The Cast
photo by D4G Photography

highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through April 7

"The musical Storyville, now playing in a lively and energetic production at Black Theatre Troupe, focuses on the inhabitants of the notorious section of New Orleans that was, arguably, the birthplace of Jazz. While the show is overly long, and leaves a few plot lines dangling, it features intriguing characters and a score that’s a lively mash of jazz and traditional musical theatre songs....The 16-member cast are all energetic and capable of breathing life into the colorful characters in the show. ...Brenda Hankins’ music direction is bright and the six-member band is superb; Joseph Leyva’s trumpet solos are exceptional....While Storyville has a touch of melodrama it’s also an upbeat musical full of colorful characters that embrace the time and events in this century ago area with affection. With a very good cast and a fantastic band, Black Theatre Troupe’s production will keep your toes tapping and the joint jumping as it captures the flair and music of Storyville."  - Gil Benbrook, (click here to read the complete review)

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