Brooklyn, the musical is a fantastic fairy tale. Now this beautiful fairytale is also available for the viewers in the form of play. The musical is breathtaking. The amazing show is presented by Mark Schoenfeld and Barri McPherson and is directed by Tony Award-nominee Jeff Calhoun. The sweet melodious music is by the famous Grammy and Emmy-Award winner John McDaniel. The group of people performing in the musical is known as soulful street-corner singers and storytellers. The music is a blend of soul and pop.
There are no stars in the cast, just the featured actors and maybe that is the success of the play as audience will not relate any actor with nay of his earlier work. The cast altogether is just wonderful. There are only five characters and they are more then enough to steal the show which they did very wonderfully. The entire show is a candy for sight as well as ears. Eden Espinosa who performs the heroine Brooklyn. She is a beautiful young girl full of dreams in her deep eyes and vigor. Edna stirred the spectators to tears with her stimulating performance in the stunning song Once Upon A Time. Else than Edna another remarkable character is Ramona Keller. She is playing the black diva, Paradice in the show. Her novel name came form the dice she is wearing as a pendent in her neck. She possesses a great voice. She sang one of the show's best song show stoppers. And also the Super lover sung by Paradice is also another destined hit. Besides the beautiful song she can make the viewers laugh and cry, which is no doubt an exceptional quality as a performer. Her comedic style adds to her charm. Her dressing is deliciously wonderful, the dresses are creatively perfect as street fashioned. The best outfit was the one that was made out of black trash bags and silver duct tape with yellow caution strips. Whereas the stole was pure bubble wrap. Other artists were also terrific. The best part was the team work; each and every actor supported other's work that poured reality in the show. Faith Brooklyn's mother is played by Karen Olive; her words never left Brooklyn's heart.
The story is about a beautiful girl who wanders in search of fame and her father whom she has never seen or met. In her search she reaches from Paris to the city that bears her name Brooklyn. Brooklyn was named after the place where her mother Faith and father who was an American met. Brooklyn's father promised her mother to come back she waited for her lover to come back home to her. But he never returned Faith took the betrayal of her lover to heart and hung herself. Now the little Brooklyn is alone to be raised in a convent. Like her father Brooklyn possessed a great quality as a singer and she becomes a famous singer. Brooklyn is not satisfied with this, she wants to be more famous and she has an unfulfilled desire she want to fulfill desperately. She wants to find her father. Which she eventually did, she finds the truth that her father never deserted her mother, he was actually sent to Vietnam which left him a guilt-riddled, druggie.
As the show precedes a local Diva-Paradice challenges Brooklyn for a singing competition with a big, big prize for the winner. Which the heroine accepts, being a very kind hearted person Brooklyn thinks that if she wins she'll donate this money for homeless kids while Paradice being a self centered, egoistic person wants to keep all the money to herself. So this is not a very complicated story but the beauty of the show lies in its simplicity. It's a simple story with few cast members but with awesome performance and melodic songs. The show is humorous and emotional with a happy ending that will leave the audience feeling happy and light on their way to their homes.