Love Sick: A Rock Opera
Half a century ago, a British psychedelic band with the unfortunate name Nirvana created the world’s first rock opera,
The next year, The Pretty Things
One year later,
There have been others, of course, and the line that separates a rock opera from a musical is far from dark and solid. But most have one thing in common: they sound a lot more
Georgia Shreve’s Love Sick is different.
Unlike the typical rock opera, which tells a story through a series of rock songs, Love Sick tells the story of Paul (Roy Hage) and his rebound relationship with Kate (Jessica Fishenfeld), through a virtually nonstop barrage of operatic arias,
We’re talking thirty-five songs,
Now, before you worry that
The highlight of this production is its performers: Hage and Fishenfeld are joined onstage by Timothy McDevitt, Cameron Bartell, Carla Jablonski, Georgia Haege and Edith Grossman, and the extensive backgrounds of these classically-trained vocalists mean that every note is delivered
The accompaniment, provided by Contraband
And the venue, National Sawdust, is as
So check out Love Sick, then come back and tell us how much you enjoyed this innovative hybrid of
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I liked: The singing was top-notch and the band was excellent.
I didn't like: The story lacked tension so I was bored to death. There were quite a few "pistols on the wall" that never got fired. The song lyrics were overly-simplistic, with many words used just for the sake of rhyming.
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