band1.jpg

Last week, my partner

and I took the train

downtown to see

the new musical

A Band’s Visit

and what a

pleasant surprise it was.

With a revolving

stage and an equally

revolving cast

of misfits and oddballs

(a man who stares

at a payphone,

a composer with

an unfinished symphony),

the show seamlessly spirals

and turns like

a quiet fever dream.

This might be

the softest musical

I’ve seen, and I mean that

in a good way. Hushed

and comforting.

Dealing with loss,

love, and the confusion

that bubbles between,

this mesmerizing play

is one I’ve been

thinking about

ever since leaving

Cadillac Palace Theater

last week. Enjoy

the soundtrack

before and after

you check it out

for yourself!