Members of a theatre pit are usually never mentioned in the reviews of a show, let alone by name. Below is an excerpt from a review in the Battle Creek Enquirer, about last night’s opening of the Who’s Tommy.
“But all of these elements would be for naught if not for the glue that holds the show together: the rock band. The only way to make this band better is to give them the mammoth amps common at a Who concert and let them fill the theater (and several miles around the place) with their divine sound. John Jay Espino leads a fabulous array of talented musicians: Courtney Phelps, Troy Benton, Greg Rokicak, Jeff Breisach, Jon Moody, and Ashley Ickes.
Surely, members of the Who would approve of how the Barn Theatre can rock their music.”
Full review can be found here. Needless to say, there will be some extra energy going into tonight’s performance.