Musical Review: Catch Me If You Can

Details: More information can be found at http://www.playbill.com/production/catch-me-if-you-can-neil-simon-theatre-vault-0000013717

Score: 6.8/10

Catch Me If You Can is a big band show with big song and dance numbers. It’s based of the Leonardo DiCaprio movie of the same name and mostly follows the same story beats.

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Musical Review: Next to Normal

Details: Won a bunch of awards including a few Tony Awards. More information can be found at http://www.playbill.com/production/next-to-normal-booth-theatre-vault-0000001652

Score: 8.2/10

Next to Normal is a heart wrenching musical that hits a lot of the same emotional notes as Dear Evan Hansen, except the focus is less on a teenager and more on a parent. It’s advertised as a rock opera but sounds more like pop rock to me. Whatever it is, I really enjoyed both the story and the music.

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