Our look at the closing lines of the week’s biggest music reviews takes us to Lexington, Mass., where Amanda Palmer’s play based on Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea–called With The Needle That Sings In Her Heart–was put on this past weekend. If you’re interested in seeing it yourself (and you have two and a half hours to kill), you can watch online.
• ”Get this… the scenes and music segued in and out of each other so seamlessly that the crowd didn’t erupt into applause until the conclusion of the production – I couldn’t believe it. The show wasn’t without its laughs, there were some jokes made by drunk Nazi guards that the crowd seemed unsure if they were supposed to chuckle at or not. A scene that featured three Greek Gods was by far the most lighthearted moment of the night.” [DaveO, Hidden Track]
• “Overall, the play underscored the power of art to deal with tragedy, and provided a fine example of an effective adaption of other artistic elements in a unique way. Kudos to Palmer, director Steven Bogart, and above all the students, who played a major role in creating a truly original, if inspired, work.” [Kerry Skemp, Bostonist]
With The Needle That Sings In Her Heart [amandapalmer.net]