"The voices are simply wonderful. Each actor/singer has special gifts to offer the audience through their personality, their genuine love and sometimes loathing for each other, their youthful energy, and their total embrace of this funny, beautiful, witty, and hummable musical score and book written by local Del Ray musician, Neal Learner...
This show mirrors real life, not a fairy tale... a witty and sometimes moving celebration of the beauty of the arc of life from its beginning to its end...
It’s very powerful and will completely catch you off guard... an unforgettable evening of great music, greater emotions, and tons of fun."
"[LIFE] explores the laughter, the love, and the sorrow of ordinary life, as told by one family...
the themes – life, love, loss, journey – are so universal that it is easy to relate, so the musical is funny, and sometimes moving...
Clare Shaffer directs this show with a deft hand, bringing the heart and the laughter out of this story...
LIFE is appropriately named, showing us not just a glimpse of a story, but the way that one person’s story grows into the next’s. And it is brought to life with humor, with wit, and with great energy by this talented cast."
"Top-notch performers, frequent laughter, applause, audience sing-alongs, and an all-in standing hymn recital characterized a night at Rockville Musical Theatre’s production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. The fine points and flourishes in this farce about finding the Holy Grail made for a supremely satisfying experience. The production would make Monty Python proud."
"...the visual puns flow as quickly as each scene transition."
-Theatre To The Point
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