When I first wrote about “Glee” in IBJ, it was a fledgling Fox show with some local connections. Now, just a few years later, it’s a cultural phenomenon that has loosed a parade of hit albums, earned a stack of Emmy awards and nominations, turned Broadway talents Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison into stars, and made it safe for teens to sing songs from “Funny Girl,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “Yentl.”
Of course, when the live concert version of the show takes over at Conseco Fieldhouse, you can expect those same teens to be singing along, loudly, during the show. So it may prove difficult to hear Amber Riley, Heather Morris, Naya Rivera et al. Best to go with the flow on this one—and give up your resistance to “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
Oh, and don’t look for Matthew Morrison this time around … but he’ll be here as a bonus act during the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys show in July.
Details on “Glee Live” here.