By Arthur, age 9
This show was a cool show and it is now one of my favorites. From the beginning, the stage at the Broadway Theater felt huge. It made me feel as if a giant gorilla was going to pop out at any moment. I had no idea what I was in for! It was a good play because of the realism of the overall scenes and of course the giant gorilla.
This show is follows Ann Darrow, an actress who leaves her family farm to come to New York to make it big in show business.
She quickly finds out NY is not as easy as she thought it would be and ends up struggling to find food and shelter and even ends up sleeping in the park.
Just when she was at the end of her rope, she luckily meets Carl Denham, a well friendly movie producer who offers to make her a star.
They boarded a ship and set out on a journey to make a movie on the dangerous Skull Island.
Here is where they encounter Kong, a giant gorilla!
A frightened Ann eventually realizes Kong is an intelligent creature and starts to connect with him.
Denham and the crew capture the giant beast to bring him back to NYC to put on display.
Their new found fame quickly crumbles and the story ends with an out of place and scared Kong running through NYC with Ann.
Christiani Pitts has an amazing voice. Her performance as Ann Darrow, a farm girl who moved to the big city and was having a hard time, was very believable.
Eric William Morris did a good job in taking us through the personality changes that Carl Denham experienced once he had a taste of fortune and fame.
Rory Donovan does an okay job as Captain Englehorn. His performance was just right for the size of the part he played.
Erik Lochtefeld as Len/Lumpy showed deep emotion and feelings. You could feel his pain and sadness.
My favorite character and true star of this show is definitely Kong! Kong’s puppeteers were amazing and did a fantastic job working together to make the two ton Kong move, run, jump and express feelings and emotions. It was unbelievable and amazing!
My drawing of King Kong.
I liked the way the director had the characters communicate and connect with each other.
The background sets for this show were impressive and super enjoyable. They were very realistic and seemed to be alive and made me feel as if I was there.
The lighting and effects were a big part of what made this show so amazing to me. The sounds made you feel as if you were apart of the show. Nothing can prepare you for the sound of Kong’s roar. It was loud, realistic and scary!
The music was nice. It helped to tell the story and was a good fit.
I recommend this show. Just go to see the puppeteering work, animation of the Gorilla running, hear his roar and sheer size come to life on stage!
I gave it a thumbs up and will definitely see it again.
For more info on King Kong on Broadway, visit https://kingkongbroadway.com
Disclosure: We received show tickets for the purpose of review. As always, all opinions are our own.