I was given tickets to the show in order to provide my honest review.
Based off of the book by the same name by Robert James Waller and converted into a musical. The story follows the meeting and brief love affair of housewife Francesca and traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. The songs were composed by Jason Robert Brown and suit the show very well.
My daughter and I attended the show this past Friday night. We were up front, so hearing and seeing weren't an issue. We were duly impressed by the stage and set. We loved the simplicity of it, and you definitely got the feel of the settings.
I have to admit, though, that my favorite characters weren't the leads. My favorite was Marge (played by Valerie Payton). I just love the humor and way she was presented. Of course, if you like Marge, you have to appreciate her husband, Charlie (played by Rob Cleveland). My daughter appreciated the character Bud Johnson (played by Matt Lewis). The leads were very well done as well, as were all of the other characters in the show.
The show does contain mature content, so I don't recommend it for the younger set. If you've read the book or seen the movie that was created before this, you'll understand. The show runs through April 16th. You can get more information and purchase tickets from the Aurora Theatre web site.