I've seen this show twice already and I would be willing to pay to see it a 3rd time (I've NEVER done that before). I'm going to gush because it has shot to the top of my broadway list with Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Hamilton. If you want a masterclass in songwriting listen to this show. The lyrics are straight up poetry, and Anais Mitchel has such a grasp of meter and form and how to use it to the best effect possible. I already owned the touring cast recording and today I bought the broadway cast recording too (for many reasons, not least of which Andre DeShields... sigh). In Chant alone there is so much going on. The underlying rhythm has a strong emphasis on beat 2 while characters come in emphasizing all parts of the measure and then Reeve Carney comes in singing in three on top of a heavy 4 underneath. Everyone has a distinct voice and they all mesh together so seamlessly and naturally. I tear up listening to it because it's just so fantastic. Seriously, listen to this show. Your heart will explode.
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 14:24#1