ED2015 2/5 Reviews ED2015 Musical Reviews

Kitty’s Bound For Broadway (Kerry Miller)

By | Published on Monday 17 August 2015

Kitty's Bound for Broadway

Do inspiring stories ever get old or stop encouraging others? As we watch Kitty Adler follow her dreams and talk us through her anxieties on her journey to Broadway, the answer should be no. The aim in this unfortunately bland musical is a lovely one, but a nice message isn’t quite enough. The musical score is quiet and unassuming – the eleven songs are perfectly pleasant, but not different enough to create sufficient variety. A number of wacky costume items, including a studded bra, are donned in an attempt to build Kitty’s confidence, so there is some humour present. Kerry Miller’s performance is pleasing – both her singing voice and speech are sweet and soft. Sadly though, Broadway doesn’t provide enough sparkle.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Louise Mason