A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities – Theater Review
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”; it was the French Revolution, against which Dickens’ classic tale of vengeance, redemption, sacrifice — and love — comes to vivid life. Since its inaugural publication on August 30, 1859, A Tale of Two Cities has sold over 200 million copies in several languages, making it one of the most famous books in the history of fictional literature. The musical version of the classic novel comes to Broadway after making its debut at Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, Florida last season, where it enjoyed a sold-out run.One of the most electrifying love stories ever written, told against a backdrop of one of the most terrifying eras in history. Let the revolution begin!
“The Big Dickens’s musical with a great cast. Many recognizable faces of whom have won Tony’s. The plot is terrific, the problem is I don’t know why I didn’t really love this because I really wanted too. I’m going to say its because it’s 2 hours and 40 minutes long. The Costumes are good and the story is wonderful. Somehow it just doesn’t grab you the way we want it too. This has passive lyrics and it does move the story along but its nothing that your going out humming. Huge cast, great sound, great story, I’m just not sure why it didn’t grab me enough.”