This is a great date night. It’s an even better girls night out. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, now playing at the Citizen’s Bank Opera House in Boston is “Simply The Best.” When you start with a real life story, heavy on drama and loaded with inspiration, add an fiecely talented cast to tell it, and sautee it in a robust soundtrack… that’s a potent recipe for success.
Most of us know at least a little something about 12 time Grammy Award winner Tina Turner’s story. You likely are aware of some of the struggles she endured. But, when you see this telling of the Tina Turner story in this musical, you will appreciate who she is on a whole new level. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical chronicles The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer from a young girl to wife of an abuser, and ultimately a career and personal comeback of a lifetime.
The music will have you on your feet! Of course Turner’s music is a highlight, but some pop favorites are also spinkled in for flavor. Turner’s conflict with her egomaniacal drug-addicted music partner/husband, Ike, will have you longing to loudly express your frustrations (and some did)! Still, it’s Tina’s triumph over all the obstacles that will leave you feeling joyful and inspired. Turner became one of the world’s best selling artists, breaking barriers along the way, and proudly earning her title as the “Queen of Rock n’ Roll.”
Let Tina lift you up and take you places. It’s an extraordinay comeback story. But a good story is left on deaf ears, if it isn’t told in a compelling and entertaining way. This play delivers the message with thoroughly captivating performances, notably carried on the strong shoulders of the two lead actresses (the role is shared). The role of Tina is clearly physically and emotionally demanding, and like the real Tina, these performers give one hundred percent of everything they’ve got.