7/13/2013 11:22:08 AM

  • I went into this show with such high expectations, and they were met in terms of musical creativity and visual beauty. However, there is a big gap in the center of the show in the person of Mowgli. I think that either an older actor should have been used, or a more precocious younger child able to understand the world around him and react to it. This Mowgli was like an adorable 5 year old, but we need more to make the story compelling and to see why everyone loves him so much. The adult performers were exceptional, and the choreography exciting and always interesting. Yet the whole thing feels like a series of tableaux, rather than a dramatic narrative.