The Band’s Visit

Preview of a new musical on Broadway.

Lovely singing and music in this story of a group of Egyptian musicians who mistakenly travelled to a small Israeli town in the middle of the desert. Wonderful performance by Katrina Lenk as Dina. However, the plot felt a little cliché (e.g., falling in love in one evening), slow, and some subplots didn’t add much to the story… just prolonging the wait time between the beautiful songs. Make sure you stay after the curtain bows for more music!

On a separate note, very very detailed “props” with actors cutting watermelons and eating real bowls of salad on stage.