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The Thing About Men review



The musical ‘The Thing About Men’ is the second work of the tandem of Joe Dipietro & Jimmy Roberts. The first one 'I Love You' had commercial success, and on this wave was created the second one. In it, on supporting roles were introduced actors from the first cast, maybe for good luck. Success has not been reached; it failed. But for lovers of light unpretentious comedies that show is exactly what is needed.

Old as the world story, where people have been long living in a marriage, lose all interest in each other, and try to find the missing emotions on the side. And only when the marriage ruins, they start to appreciate it. You look at all the attempts of Tom, his tricks, with a smile. The character is familiar and close, because everything had to cheat and deceive their partners once, and many of us are familiar with all-consuming jealousy. A man accustomed to manage others, considers himself irresistible, cannot accept losing. In the course of the play, the impression is that he does not try to save his family, but simply is interested in what his wife has found about this artist Sebastian. Therefore, the desire to keep the family together and to stay a friend of lover of his wife is unnatural and not credible. At least, not for everyone.

Character of woman Lucy, too, is not much concerned about the preservation of the family. The fact that her husband has disappeared, as it seems, cares her a little. And the artist, who received a good job, no longer interests her. Thus, we can see yet another side of her attraction to him: she wants him to be a gigolo. She wants to possess him by means of money that empowers her and gives her potency. Having a poor, dependent lover, was much better for her. This is a normal life of spoiled and rich woman who loved to arrange scandals, who believes that her person was unfairly deprived of attention. Maybe, she was, but she used her money instead, to have a lover, not a soul mate.

We see Sebastian as a typical gigolo, not without the skills of the artist. To settle himself to certain rich lady was a normal practice for him. It seems that he does not know how to live differently. The main thing is to fit the group of people who call themselves “La Boheme”. So Tom had to persuade a painter to get a job to fit a woman like Lucy, but eventually, he was mistaken.

None of the characters causes sympathy or empathy. Yes, probably, it is not much necessary for a comedy. This performance has no positive or negative characters. It does not evaluate the good or bad notions. People simply live like that. The whole story is like a fairy tale, all the worries of the characters – are love affairs. After viewing, remains a good mood and airiness. There are no social conflicts, hard struggle or sophisticated overtones. It is the thing, with which it’s good to finish the day.
Last Update:July, 18th 2016

The Thing About Men Lyrics

  1. Oh, What A Man! Lyrics
  2. No Competition For Me Lyrics
  3. Opportunity Knocking Lyrics
  4. Free, Easy Guy (That Kind Of Guy) Lyrics
  5. Free, Easy Guy (Reprise) Lyrics 
  6. Take Me Into You Lyrics
  7. Because Lyrics
  8. The Confession Lyrics 
  9. The Greatest Friend Lyrics
  10. Downtown Bohemian Slum Lyrics
  11. You WIll Never Get Into This Restaurant Lyrics 
  12. Me, Too/One-Woman Man Lyrics 
  13. Take Me Into You (Reprise) Lyrics 
  14. Highway Of Your Heart Lyrics 
  15. The Better Man Won Lyrics
  16. Too Road To Lucy Lyrics 
  17. Make Me A Promise, Thomas Lyrics 
  18. New, Beautiful Man Lyrics 
  19. Time To Go Home Lyrics 
  20. Finale/You Can Have It All Lyrics 

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