Beehive: The ’60s Musical
By Andrew Andrews
Beehive may be a musical revue, but there’s a lot more to it than just the music.
Along with what seemed like a hundred costume changes, you’ll experience period dances, recordings, projections and, of course,
Having just been impressed by the matinee performance of The World Goes Round on the same set, I was a little let down by this one for a couple of reasons:
Firstly, whereas the earlier show’s sound was well-balanced and fully-functional, the volume of the band for this production frequently drowned out the vocals of the
Secondly, even when we could hear the singing, it was regularly shallow and a little flat. While some of the numbers were covered very well, others sounded more like a high school talent contest or open mic night. Compared to the performers in the earlier show, the lineup for this production seems a little more “junior varsity.”
The strength of Beehive is in its sense of nostalgia, and if you grew up during the 1960s, that might be all it takes for you to be completely satisfied by this production.
Perhaps because I was just a baby at the end of that decade, I would sooner indulge in the highlights from Kander and Ebb, which stretch from the sixties to the early 2000s.
Andrew Andrews attended Beehive: The ’60s Musical at Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham on Saturday, September 11, 2021 @ 7:00pm to write this review.