Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review of the Reviewer's Reviews--Rich Kunath

Roy Berko,
        Thank you for a spot-on review of “Joseph”. My wife and I saw it Friday night and agree with all of your observations. I think Ms. DeGarmo was singing outsider her natural range. She appears to be a natural alto that was pressing to sing the high notes required of the part. At our performance, her schreeching singing didn’t abate throughout the entire performance. I read the PD review in which Ms. DeGarmo’s voice was described as “rich and warm”, absolutely the opposite of what it really was. We’ve seen a lot of theater over the years, and we agree with you that neither Ms. DeGarmo’s nor Mr. Young’s performances met the standard expected of a Broadway musical. Thanks for your honesty.
Rich Kunath