A few years ago the movie Once made its way in to the theaters. A total indie flick about a local Irish man and a refugee from Czechoslovakia who come together to create music and learn about love. The movie got rave reviews.
I saw the movie with my good friend who turned to me during the first music performance and said "are they really going to play the entire song"? She didn't love the movie but it obviously stuck because when it was announced that they were bringing the movie to the theater she bought us tickets.
We both went to see the play Once at the New York Theatre Workshop this week. She really loved the play. As a rule I am not a fan of musicials but the performances are really good. Set on one stage with a variety of performers who also play instruments on the sidelines. Well choreographed with quite an impressive cast. It is really amazing the wealth of talent walking the streets of NYC.
Steve Kazee who plays the main male character is fantastic. A gorgeous voice and a gorgeous face to boot. If you like the soundtrack or the movie it is absolutely worth buying tickets. Just something of note is that this is the same theater that Rent was performed in before it went to Broadway. You never know.