Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bad Boys of Broadway

Enjoyed a fun musical revue at Casa Manana ( in Fort Worth yesterday. It's good to get out and support regional theater and be uplifted by significant talent. Bad Boys of Broadway highlighted songs sung by the bad, evil, or possibly misunderstood characters on stage. From Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar to the Phantom of the Opera to Jean Valjean in Les Miz (he did steal bread after all) our trio of singers kept us toe tapping or entranced.

The boys were joined by a woman (there's always a bad girl), and Carmen Cusack struck fear, temptation, and killer love in their hearts. What Lola Wants from Damn Yankees and Defying Gravity from Wicked were stellar numbers.

As for these Bad Boys, John Cudia's voice was pure on Bring Him Home and also Music of the Night. John Tower and Jason Wooten brought soul and verve to a variety of tunes. Their harmonies blended and they looked like they were having a blast.

So many great Broadway songs. I couldn't get to New York this weekend, but Fort Worth brought ninety minutes of NYC to me and I'm still humming some devil medleys.