… a big musical on its way …
Odyssey calls itself an epic musical and it is. It has the look of a musical headed to Broadway and — with some strengthening — it will get there. Meanwhile, it’s tremendous fun!
First of all, the set is gorgeous. The show is playing in a fairly small theater but the stage is vast and the set uses all of it in a seemingly serendipitous, free flowing way to suggest the sea, the islands in it, the voyages across it, and the high realm of the gods and the earthy realm of humans. It’s a set that conveys the complexity and exhilaration of existence – it’s wonderful, and keeps you on the journey even when occasionally the play gets a little waterlogged. Nets, sails and figureheads — it has lots of blue and turquoise and one wants to be there. (You can even get the flavor in the design of their web page.)