The musical, in one word, was phenomenal. I was actually shocked that I enjoyed it as much as I did - I expected to like it, but I really couldn't take my eyes off the stage for the whole 2 1/2 hours. I even walked away from the school humming the tunes from the main songs. The songs were actually very catchy, and the voices of the actors were extremely impressive.
The story of the musical follows a young Princess Elizabeth, while she is kept prisoner by her tyrant sister, Queen Mary. This is a fictitious play, of course. There were many liberties taken with the story - for example, Queen Mary is in love with Robert Dudley and threatens to execute him in order to take him from her sister - his true love. In the story, Mary also fakes a pregnancy, revealing
On that note, can we say huge accomplishment for Greg?? With all the coverage and attention this play got - not to mention the success of it in
As you can imagine, I cheered big time for Robert Dudley when he came on stage at the end - what superb acting. The whole cast was really, really talented. The harmonization in the songs, the passion in the scenes, and the humility at the end of the show really showed this is a grade A drama department. Everyone involved in the show deserves a big round of applause - beautiful music, gorgeous set design, fabulous costumes, and wonderful effects. By far the best high school play I have ever seen - I wish there was a DVD of the show! I encourage you to keep the name Greg Mooradian in your mind, because you will be hearing from him again in the future!
Congratulations, Briar Woods High School, for an amazing performance of a fantastic play, "Elizabeth the Musical!"