My first cast recording review is now up:
As many reviews have already noted, the new musical 9 to 5 is a fun, yet ultimately disappointing, effort. While I haven’t seen the show, based on the new Broadway cast recording, I can understand why.
That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy listening to this cast recording – I did. However, I don’t think I’ll ever need to listen to it again, as there are far better scores to listen to during those precious moments in my day to enjoy music.
This doesn’t mean I only enjoy Stephen Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein, Adam Guettel and the like. I love the scores to Legally Blonde, the Musical and Hairspray, for example. My tastes, as far as musicals go, are pretty eclectic. I wanted to like 9 to 5 more than I did.