"'Ambitious' seems such a tame adjective to apply to 'Speakeasy'...But how else to describe a show that boasts a cast of 23 who perform 40 songs over the course of an evening that runs close to four hours?...Within its massive sprawl, there lies an intriguing tale of queer life during the Roaring 20s...It is, however, hard to picture a life for 'Speakeasy' beyond this production, until and unless someone finds a way to shrink it down to size." Full Review
See it if You are interested in LGBT history and think you would enjoy a musical with 40 musical numbers & would appreciate clever shoestring show.
Don't see it if You thought Gone With The Wind was too long... This is longer. Longer than the original Star Is Born BEFORE it was cut for being too long.
See it if You loved Cabaret or Moulin Rouge and want to see something of a similar vein, even if it's not nearly as polished.
Don't see it if You want a short night at the theater, as this clocks in at 3 1/2 hours. You're looking for a tight story with no fat on it.
See it if you really want to support new musicals that are in progress. A few moments of nice singing. You like your raunchy content strangely sexless
Don't see it if You value your time. I don't think they cut anything and there was a lot that should have been cut. It was 3h15. Laughably bad lyrics.
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