It's time for my review of An Act of God.
This was another birthday treat for me so I was really excited, unfortunately I was a bit disappointed as this was supposed to be a comedy and yet I only found it mildly amusing. The problem with this show is that it made a lot of jokes and references to The Old Testament so unless you know The Old Testament you will not find this show funny. They really could've done more jokes outside of The Old Testament but unfortunately chose not to. To me this was just bad scripted stand-up comedy. There was one bit in the show where one of God's angels went through the audience, pretended that the audience member had asked a question and then God would answer it. The audience knew they were fake questions, but why do a fake question? I'm sure Jim would've been capable of answering real questions and thinking of a witty answer. They made some jokes about The Holocaust that I thought were really out of order. They said without The Holocaust we wouldn't have Cabaret. The Holocaust is really not something to be made fun of. It is still in previews so I hope by opening night they will take this joke out. Another thing is that Michael asks God why children have cancer and bad things happen. This didn't really suit the show as this was supposed to be a comedy. They tried to add a little bit of drama, but it did not work at all. A few good things about the show were that Jim Parsons, Christopher Fitzgerald and Tim Kazurinsky as God, Michael and Gabriel were all really good and saved the show from disaster. The angels were actually very funny and most of the times I laughed was at their lines. The staging and lighting were also very good and very clever. This show wasn't all bad, but there is a lot they need to change.
The featured star for An Act of God is, drum roll please… JIM PARSONS!
Unfortunately Jim did not have a lot to work with, with this script. He did however do his best so I salute him for that and I hope his next return to Broadway will be a show a little bit better than this.
Now for my final verdict on An Act of God. I give An Act of God…
I only recommend this show to people who know The Old Testament. To people who don't I recommend them to not waste their money on this show as I did.
Think it should have got a higher rating? Think it should have got a lower rating? If so comment below.
Join me next time when I will be reviewing Les Misérables.
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*Please note this show has now closed.