Slice of Life 11

In Fall 2019, my friends and I bought tickets to see The Wanderer at Paper Mill Playhouse in June 2020.

Then the pandemic happened. 🫠

Almost three years after purchasing those tickets and exchanging them for new tickets and a new show, we saw Hercules! The Disney film is one of my all-time favorites, so I was beyond excited to see the newly adapted stage version. To make it even better, the cast is stacked with Tony Award nominees and winners. James Monroe Inglehart as Phil was absolute perfection!

The story is a little more fleshed out and there are a few new songs. Overall, it is a fun show that I hope my makes it to Broadway after a few revisions. The first act is too long and the second act is too short. The second act also included a few changes that weakened the story.

But overall, it was a great show with fabulous music. The five muses were standouts, Meg was a more well-rounded character, and the puppetry was great! (Side note: the resurgence of puppetry on Broadway makes me happy!)

Overall, a great day at the theater!


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