“Part of the reason it’s so easy to root for Darin is David Campbell. With a decadent caramel voice and expert technique – and a particular insight into Darin’s family dynamics – Campbell is in his element, the consummate performer. He approaches Darin’s wide-eyed youth and later world-weary angst with equally open-hearted sympathy. The show would be far less successful without his generous performance and powerhouse vocals.
But Campbell’s charisma can’t compensate for some of the show’s more thoughtless mistakes. Following the jukebox formula and leaning heavily on classic musical-theatre tropes means the show sometimes slides into careless, casually offensive storytelling”… READ MORE