The Playgoer: Bad Ideas for Musicals, Vol. XXII

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Monday, February 20, 2006

Bad Ideas for Musicals, Vol. XXII

"SIDD A New MusicalBased on the novel Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.

SIDD chronicles the extraordinary spiritual journey of a man's life, from his youthful wanderings in his home village through his encounter with the Holy Buddha, his many years living amidst the glamour, jazz and corruption of the City, and finally his enlightenment as a ferryman on the River. With a tuneful and soulful score drawing on diverse influences from Richard Rodgers to reggae, SIDD will engage you, entertain you and ultimately uplift you."

See for yourself at (Not to be confused with Sid! The Musical about your uncle Sid.)


Anonymous said...

Having just been to the opening preview performance I do encourage folks to see it for themselves :-)

It is unlike any other musical I've seen or heard. The music is complex and amazingly beautiful and their adaptation captures the wonderful emotional journey of the novel.

Playgoer said...

Fair 'nuff. It wouldn't be the first time I've trashed a musical sight unseen. Perhaps the Leopold & Loeb show "Thrill Me" is enjoying the last laugh this week with the release of its cast album!

Anonymous said...

Heh heh. You are hardly the only one I've heard make a similar comment on hearing about the idea of the musical :-)

I thought that since the novel discusses the difficulty of using words to teach enlightenment, using music would be an excellent compliment.

Hope you get a chance to check it out.