Landless Theatre Company produces British composer Richard Campbell’s new tribute to the classic monster.
THIS IS A MUST GO FOR THIS SEASON! I went on Satrurday the 15th expecting campy and cheesy musical theater. I was wrong! The band was tight, the musical score was stellar. The set was imaginative, if minimalist, and worked well with the subject at hand. The cast was just brilliant. PLEASE GO SEE THIS or you will Regret having missed a world first of this Metal opera and regional theater at it's finest!
We saw this show Sat June 15th. Well worth the drive into DC. Easy access parking is a block away. Handicapped seating, if you need it, was easily handled. As for the show itself, the singers were all talented (and I have professional singing experience, so I know good singing when I hear it! Powerful, on-key voices, and complex harmony & time-signature work). They were also expressive stage actors while still doing all that awesome singing. The band was rockin' hard & enthusiastic! This show really makes you miss when rock operas were popular. It's a great fresh take on an iconic story. My only regret is we will miss the 22nd when Richard Campbell (the writer) comes over from England to see his creation! Don't miss out on this show!
If you are looking for something unusual and beautiful to melt your face, look no further than Richard Campbell's "Frankenstein." Landless Theatre has done a phenomenal job, with stunning operatic performers, exceptional metal musicians, and a fittingly creepy minimalist atmosphere. It's a show not to be missed!