The musical at the 5th Avenue Theatre was amazing on Friday, March 4, 2016.
About a man named Finch who was going to climb his way up the business ladder.
The play started at 8pm and ended around 9:30- 10:00 pm. All of the actors were played by youth between the ages of 14 to 19.
The musical, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” put on by our own local 5th Ave. Theater group was amazing; the acting, singing, and dancing was spectacular.
Although they were all young kids, their acting and singing skills were there. I found that their acting was believable and each character stayed true to the play. It started off with a great singing number and introduced us to your main character Finch played by Matt Seib. He lively and made everyone in the audience laugh. Throughout the play we met many characters. All who had great body gestures and had to crowd entertained. Their emotions were bursting through the roof. You could tell that the actors had good connections with their audience and team mates. There were no mistakes at all and if there was one, i couldn’t tell. All together there dancing, singing, and acting was amazing you could see how the fed off of each other energy.
The concept of the play was amazing all of the students were uplifting and got everyone energetic and ready to listen. There wasn’t a dull moment in the play. The choice of music and color gave it a very uplifting feeling. The actor’s quality of singing, talking, and interacting with each other was seamless. There dancing was just uplifting as the music every musical number had its own thing and it told an amazing story of each character.
The design of the theater set the tone for the play and you could tell from the beautiful and colorful lights that everything is going to be uplifting. The lights went from blue and would change suddenly to red depending on the mood of the music and the actors. Their outfits truly set us up for what time period we were in. This showed us where they would be taking us. The sound effects in this play change the mood a lot you could constantly hear a “Ding” if Finch did something clever.
In the play the audience was very Intune and interested with the play. Everyone was laughing and had much to say about how the actors did their work. The audience always responded to the proper time with the proper emotion. I found this place to be funny and interesting. For this to be my first time going to the play like this, I can honestly say I’ll be going back. All the actors worked so hard and it showed. I loved everything about the play and how the audience reacted. When I left the theatre I found myself still thinking about it.