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|The whole show revolves around this building on set, which turned to show the exterior or interior of the building.|
My favorite parts of the play were the dance/fight sequences and the comedic relief. There were dances both at the palace and in the tavern. The latter felt a bit like a scene from another DiCaprio movie, Titanic. Like this:
Some of the fight scenes were a little silly, like the bar brawl, but I especially liked the battle scene at the Barbary Coast. To balance out the great movement, there was also fun dialogue. The prison guards and Colbert, King Louis' "butler," were very funny (Nathan Weinberger, who played Colbert, reminded me of Toby Jones and his character from the film Ever After.).
|I liked how the musketeers moved to pretend they were riding horses.|
|Alex Mills played both a pompous King Louis and an innocent Phillippe.|
AND full disclosure: I slept through most of the second act. It seemed like mostly dancing and fighting, which I felt I had seen enough of anyway. Also, I'm simply not a night owl, and sitting in a dark, cold room at nighttime in an uncomfortable seat makes me want to go to sleep. When you're asleep, you forget your discomfort and the fact that you very well may have hypothermia because the theater is so cold. I much prefer their shorter plays that don't have intermissions!
The play runs until June 19, so there's still time to see it if you'd like. Click below for a video preview:
Here are my reviews of the other plays I have seen at Synetic:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Alice in Wonderland
Romeo and Juliet