13: The Musical – ★★

13 the musical

This was rough. Best song by far is in the trailer and in general this is just awkward and sub average musical. A huge portion of this story and multiple bad songs are about the entire school of 12-13 year olds openly talking and planning so two of them can kiss including the two of them that want to kiss. It feels like a story about 13 year olds written by an 8 year old.

Based on other reviews they butchered the stage version so maybe I’ll get a chance to watch that sometime.

Rating: 2.0 stars

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Dear Evan Hansen – ★★

Dear Evan Hansen

Some of it worked, some of it really really didn’t.

One of my least favorite songs from the stage production “Sincerely, Me” actually worked really well here. It was just a fun musical-ass musical number. Many of the best songs/moments fall apart as they tried to insert them into the middle of key dramatic moments. They just never got the tone figured out.

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