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TRANSCRIPT of Episode 115: "Sight & Sound Theater"

Review That Review with Chelsey Donn & Trey Gerrald
Episode 115: "Sight & Sound Theater"


*Please pardon any and all spelling errors!

[00:00:00] THEME SONG: Everybody's got an opinion.

Every Californian and Virginian.

It's so hard to tell who to trust and who to ignore.

Someone's gotta settle the score.

Trey and Chelsey will help you choose!

Whose views win, which ones lose.

Online haters are comin' for you!

Baby, it's time to Review That Review!

[00:00:30] Chelsey Donn: Hello.

[00:00:32] Trey Gerrald: Oh hi, and welcome to Review That Review. We are the podcast that is dedicated to reviewing

[00:00:40] Chelsey Donn: Reviews,

[00:00:44] Trey Gerrald: that is Chelsey Donn,

[00:00:46] Chelsey Donn: and that is Trey. Gerrald.

[00:00:49] Trey Gerrald: but together we are.

[00:00:51] Voiceover: The Review Queens.

[00:00:54] Chelsey Donn: That's right.

[00:00:55] Trey Gerrald: Oh, 'I

just turned it into an old Southern

[00:00:58] Chelsey Donn: liked it.

[00:00:59] Trey Gerrald: uh oh. ChelseyBD, it's your week for getting stuff off your chest. Are, are you ready to just let an exhale out and

[00:01:06] Voiceover: A' complaints.

[00:01:08] Chelsey Donn: 'I Am. Try 'I. Have another real time Complaint that has me very heated you guys. First of all, I'm just gonna begin with targeted reviews, okay? 'I. Clearly 'I get all the weight loss targeted reviews. So 'I probably got about not even exaggerating, 'I think two A' hundred personal ads for Infinity Hoop, which we've like kind of talked about A' little bit on the pod with Granny's offer, A' rocker.

So. 'I finally was like, you know what? 'I need to do some more cardio. 'I. Think it was actually Memorial Day when 'I bought it. It was on sale. 'I went ahead and did it.

[00:01:52] Trey Gerrald: Where are you getting the ads?

[00:01:53] Chelsey Donn: Instagram mostly, but also Facebook. I'm not on Facebook as much, so mostly Instagram. All right. I'm at work and 'I get A' text message from A' company called Piggy Ship with like no information about what piggy ship is trying to send me.

But they just text me and they're like, Hey, piggy ship is having trouble delivering your item. Here's like, A' link to the tracking and here's the phone number for the driver so that you can give them more information. 'I googled it to make sure it wasn't like spam. So 'I call the, the guy and he is like, oh, sorry, like, you're not A', part of my deliveries.

And 'I was like, well that's weird because they gave me your phone number. And he is like, yeah, um, I'll try and call the company for you. 'I. Don't know why they did that, but yeah, no, 'I don't have your delivery. So then 'I realized that the piggy ship is the Infinity hoop and 'I messaged the Infinity Hoop customer service because whatever like tracking they provided me wasn't the U Ss p s tracking.

It was the original tracking from, from China, like in whatever service they used. So it wasn't telling me where it was, it wasn't like it, it was returned to this post office in Los Angeles. 'I had no way of knowing where is it, even how 'I wanna pick it up by myself. Nobody's communicating with me. So 'I kept reaching out to Infinity Hoop, and they kept being like, well, it's A' problem with your local post office, so you have to deal with it.

And then they provided me with A' tracking number that was incorrect. And then 'I kept messaging them back and forth and they still have not dealt with this issue. 'I still have paid for A' product that 'I have not received. It's been like, Over A' month. At this point, still no product. And now 'I have to call my credit card company and dispute the charge all because 'I was trying to buy A' product to help my health.

And then when the product isn't delivered, you're gonna somehow make that my problem, like 'I have to be. Where in the world is Carbon San Diego going? Where the hell this product is? It's ridiculous. I'm so mad. 'I even went. The tactic of writing them like A' heartfelt email 'I was just like, you know, 'I was vulnerable when 'I bought this product.

'I had seen it advertised A' lot. I'm trying to lose weight, trying to improve my cardiovascular health. 'I really needed this product and 'I feel like it's really wrong that you're promoting this still A' vulnerable community and you're not taking care of it. And I've tried everything that 'I can do to get this product.

And the bottom line is, regardless of whether or not it's the shipping company that you use or whatever it is, 'I don't have the product and 'I paid for it, so can we please fix this so that 'I don't associate your company with being just greedy. People that take advantage of A' vulnerable community, and they were just like, oh, is this your correct address?

I'm like, yeah, that's my correct address. And then they started over again with A', like, maybe we should send A' to your post office. I'm like, I've had thousands of deliveries to my house. It's ridiculous. I'm over it. I'm mad.

[00:04:48] Trey Gerrald: 'I, hear the Complaint there. There's A' lot in this Also, 'I am Okay. If this is A' wellness product, how fucking dare them use A' company called Piggy Ship

[00:04:59] Chelsey Donn: Exactly.

[00:05:01] Trey Gerrald: 'I am so upset

[00:05:02] Chelsey Donn: 'I know. 'I know. That's why 'I was like, piggy ship 'I. Guess it's the Infinity. 'I. Guess it's the infinity hoop '

[00:05:09] Trey Gerrald: I.

Don't believe that that is coincidence. That is shameful.

[00:05:13] Chelsey Donn: Well, 'I think that 'I was like Googling it kind of. And 'I want to say piggy ship is like A' SoCal thing. So 'I. Guess they must like

[00:05:21] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean? I've never heard of it.

[00:05:22] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Never heard of it either. '

[00:05:24] Trey Gerrald: I, hear the Complaint. 'I agree with you because there is nothing more frustrating than feeling helpless of like A' delivery that you've paid for. There's an expectation, there's A' window of time, and then it just doesn't show up. And then you feel like you're the only one that's

having to like, this was like with Costco review.

It's like

I'm now responsible for correcting your error. No.

[00:05:46] Chelsey Donn: that's, and that's how they handle it. It's like so smug. They're like, oh, well, sorry it happened on the local ship again. So call your local post office. I'm like, this is Los Angeles. There's A' million local post offices. 'I have no idea what post office this is at.

[00:06:00] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. That's bullshit.

[00:06:01] Chelsey Donn: Bullshit. Awful,

[00:06:03] Trey Gerrald: I'm sorry. 'I, hear the Complaint 'I. Hope that you get the delivery

right now

[00:06:06] Chelsey Donn: A' yy.

[00:06:07] Trey Gerrald: two minutes.

[00:06:08] Chelsey Donn: Thank 'I. Hope so too. Honestly, 'I really, really do. But let's exhale 'cause that was A' lot.

[00:06:15] Trey Gerrald: Woo. Why don't we jump onto our piggy ship

[00:06:19] Chelsey Donn: Yes. Let's do it. Should we jump into some online reviews?

[00:06:23] Trey Gerrald: Hope we do. Let's go.

[00:06:25] Chelsey Donn: Let's do it.

[00:06:27] Voiceover: Review, That, Review.

[00:06:31] Chelsey Donn: As you know, we are your trustee. Review Queens. We bring in reviews from the internet that we feel need to be inspected.

[00:06:38] Trey Gerrald: We read you A' review, then we break it down and rate the impact of that review on A' scale from zero to five crowns. This is A' very regal process that we call,

[00:06:49] Voiceover: That, Kvetch.

[00:06:50] Chelsey Donn: That's right. And Trey, it is your week. What have you brought in for us?

[00:06:55] Trey Gerrald: all right, while speaking of piggy

ship, piggy ship.

[00:07:01] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:07:03] Trey Gerrald: Without even realizing ChelseyBD, you

created A', beautiful symmetrical circle of love.

[00:07:09] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:07:10] Trey Gerrald: What do you think of when you think of A' Piggy that is on A' ship?

[00:07:17] Chelsey Donn: Buffets.

[00:07:18] Trey Gerrald: No, A' Live Piggy that's sailing on A' ship. What does that make you think of?

[00:07:23] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. 'I. Don't know. Is it A' cartoon or is it A'? Regular pig.

[00:07:30] Trey Gerrald: Well, I'm gonna go A' little outside of the box here today. This

review is for A' Live theatrical production.

[00:07:38] Chelsey Donn: Of like the three little pigs.

[00:07:40] Trey Gerrald: What other animals are on A' ship

[00:07:43] Chelsey Donn: What other animals are fish?

[00:07:47] Trey Gerrald: 'I. you ever heard of A'? Really exceedingly large boat that carried every animal in existence?

[00:07:56] Chelsey Donn: Like Noah's Ark.

[00:07:58] Trey Gerrald: dinging, dinging, ding,


[00:08:01] Chelsey Donn: Oh my god. That took A' minute.

[00:08:02] Trey Gerrald: Okay, 'I it. It seemed more smooth to me. But you said piggy ship and 'I thought there's no way. There

is no way she did this accidentally. All right, so today

we are going to you and 'I. We're gonna break down and review this one dot TripAdvisor review for the site and Sound theater in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

They also exist in Branson, Missouri, ChelseyBD. Have you ever heard of Sight and Sound Theater?

[00:08:32] Chelsey Donn: Sight and sound theater, and this isn't like for people that have.

[00:08:39] Trey Gerrald: Hmm,

[00:08:39] Chelsey Donn: or sound difficulties?

[00:08:43] Trey Gerrald: no. So sight and sound theater is. No Sight and Sound Theater is A' Christian Theater Company that produces inspirational musicals with biblical themes from Moses to Jonah and Noah.

[00:09:04] Chelsey Donn: Oh, okay. Now I'm seeing how this all comes together. Okay.

[00:09:08] Trey Gerrald: They also made history. They finally told A' story about A' female from the Bible, and it was Queen Esther, which is A' hearkening back to several episodes back. But before we get into this review,

[00:09:20] Chelsey Donn: Yeah.

[00:09:20] Trey Gerrald: 'I want to share this amazing trailer for the specific show that this review is addressing. So this review is under Sight and Sound Theater in Pennsylvania,

but it's referencing this production of this show that is called Noah.

So just for A', little bit of background. Anyone watching everyone on our Patreon,

'I 'I, think it's just better to watch it up front and then we'll be objective about the review. Okay.

[00:09:46] Chelsey Donn: Okay, fine.

[00:09:47] Trey Gerrald: Okay, here we go. We're gonna watch it together. Piggy ship. Can you see the screen?

[00:09:53] Chelsey Donn: Uhhuh.

[00:09:54] Trey Gerrald: Lemme make it full. Screen

[00:09:55] Chelsey Donn: This is, looks like it's like high production value. Try.

[00:09:58] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean if there's anyone in the world that has money, it's the Jews and the Christians.

[00:10:02] Chelsey Donn: Wow. It looks like the, like M G M, like

[00:10:06] Trey Gerrald: It looks like the beginning of Disney, right?

[00:10:08] Chelsey Donn: yeah. Disney.

[00:10:10] Trey Gerrald: here we go.

[00:10:13] Voiceover: Coming to Sight and Sound Theaters in Branson, Missouri. The landmark production returns, Noah. Oh it, it is you, the Lord God, Jehovah has spoken to me. He said all creation has

[00:10:27] Chelsey Donn: There's A' Live horse on

[00:10:28] Voiceover: refuses to turn from his wicked ways. 'I will cover the earth

[00:10:34] Chelsey Donn: There's Lor rain.

[00:10:35] Voiceover: A', flood. Noah, you must build an arc.

Come on board for one of the world's best known voyages. You must bring two of every animal, bird, and reptile in this extraordinary Bible story that's captivated audiences for generations. Lord, thank you. 'I Couldn't have done any of this without you. Noah live on stage at Sight and Sound Theaters in Branson, Missouri.

Returning March, 2020 for one season

[00:11:09] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. 'I can't!. I'm like shocked at how high the production quality of that was. Like. That was like even nicer than A'. Lot of Broadway. There was A' live horse on stage. The lighting was like insane. We had rain at one point. The voice of God, the costumes looked like insane. That was like, like 'I would, if 'I didn't know that it was, you know, A' Christian Theater, 'I would be like, oh, 'I wanna be in A' Show like that, like the production quality.

[00:11:40] Trey Gerrald: let me just go ahead since we're in this conversation. Now, let me, this is the outside of the theater. This is in

[00:11:45] Chelsey Donn: Wow. Holy crap guys. It is A' beautiful theater space. '

[00:11:53] Trey Gerrald: I mean it's ginormous, 'I. Wonder if we can see the, uh, seeding chart

[00:11:57] Chelsey Donn: It's like A' huge. Like A', huge house. And in that video at least it was like A' full house.

[00:12:04] Trey Gerrald: they are famous

[00:12:04] Chelsey Donn: Wow. There's an elephant on stage now. This is insane. You guys. And do they only do Christian thing? Like will they do like Aladdin or they're only doing Okay.

Bible stories. Okay.

[00:12:18] Trey Gerrald: And 'I know of Sight and Sound Theater because my college 'I went to school for Dress Up and Make-Believe and we would audition for summer acting Jobs and Sight and Sound Theater was one of the companies, and

they were notorious for the very first question they would ask you if they called you back to audition was, are you A' Christian?

[00:12:38] Chelsey Donn: Crazy. And if you said no, if you're like, I'm A' Jew, they're like, all right, next.

[00:12:43] Trey Gerrald: know. 'cause 'I didn't know Jews in college, but,

[00:12:45] Chelsey Donn: Okay, fair enough. 'I.

[00:12:47] Trey Gerrald: and notoriously like when you are hired by the company, you attend church with everyone in the company. You say prayers before all the performances

[00:12:56] Chelsey Donn: Wow. So it's A' real.

[00:12:58] Trey Gerrald: organization.

Yeah. All right. So

[00:13:01] Chelsey Donn: And this is A'. This is A'

[00:13:04] Trey Gerrald: read this

And this is for Noah. So here we go. This is written by Bama, Steve.

[00:13:12] Chelsey Donn: Bama.

[00:13:13] Trey Gerrald: They have 82 contributions on TripAdvisor,

and this was written on June 5th, 2010. So the trailer we just watched was 10 years later.

[00:13:25] Chelsey Donn: 10 years after Bama wrote this review. Okay.

[00:13:29] Trey Gerrald: So here we go. The subject for Sight and Sound Theaters written by Bama. Steve one review is 'I, so wanted to like Noah, but it was flat for me.

[00:13:41] Chelsey Donn: Okay.

[00:13:43] Trey Gerrald: 'I so wanted to like this show as we walked into the theater. It was impressive. Very large stage and state of the art sound system. Many of the reviews were great. at the price of the tickets, 'I was expecting something of the quality 'I could find on Broadway, or at least on the caliber of an off-Broadway touring company. 'I was disappointed, as said in previous reviews. The animals were the most exciting part of the show. The arc and most of the props were also impressive. The obviously fake beards and wigs. The thatched English style village buildings, parentheses wasn't Noah in the Middle East Three question marks and the fact that the cast were all wearing the same kind of keen hiking sandals that 'I wore to the theater was just funny. The plot line could have been much more interesting. 'I never felt that any of the lead characters were well developed. Or drew the audience into the story. The acting was pretty bad. Lots of overacting over emotion, yelling, moaning. That was never quite believable to me. The evil rulers acting reminded me of A' Bad Children's Theater with the Evil Laugh. This is Mellow Drama Theater. Even though this is sold as A' musical, there is much more talk than singing. Most of it is quote unquote preachy

Without being really artistic or beautiful, this wonderful biblical story could have been told much more artistically and with bitter music. The songs don't have much of A' medley to them, and none of the solos were very memorable or highlight any of the characters' voices.

'I. My wife didn't care for the extra stuff added to the story. Da da. Things that


within the realm of the possible but aren't in the original biblical story,

eg. The crowds trying to burn down the arc while it is under construction. My kids didn't like the part of the show where Noah's kids had been on the Arc for A' while and began to quarrel with each other.

[00:16:17] Chelsey Donn: Oh God.

[00:16:18] Trey Gerrald: Oh, please stop arguing, yelling and seeing. Yelling about having to feed the animals 'I. Just wanna leave this theater by now for exclamation marks. 'I just saw the miracle 'I. Pigeon Forge two weeks before this and found the miracles Christian message presented in A'. Much more artistic, poetic, and beautiful fashion with exceptional acting choreography and A' first rate musical score. Noah didn't touch me in the same way and left me feeling 'I had just paid A' hundred and $50 to see A' childish amateur show with an expensive set. In all fairness, there were many around me after the show who commented on how wonderful the show was. So some of you may like it, but if you are used to seeing professional plays with deep storylines and character development, Or musicals and the great American tradition of singing and dancing. 'I. Don't think you're gonna like this one,

[00:17:32] Chelsey Donn: Wow, interesting. 'I feel like 'I went on A' rollercoaster with how 'I felt about

[00:17:38] Trey Gerrald: right? 'I. Think 'I.

know exactly where the twist went. 'cause if it occurs to me,


[00:17:44] Chelsey Donn: Well, 'I don't know, but 'I just feel like in the beginning, 'I was like, okay, check, compliment, sandwich, and also check agreeing, because if 'I was just watching the video and just seeing that, as you guys heard in real time, 'I was super impressed with everything that 'I was seeing.

So the fact that Bama. Started there and was like, 'I was super impressed with everything that 'I was seeing. Like the sets were great, the whatever, like all, all these elements that when 'I was watching the trailer, 'I was like, oh my God, this is great. So 'I was like, okay, bam. Us off to A'. Really good start.

'cause they're not A', total curmudgeon that's just gonna complain about everything. The switch for me happened, oh, first of all, the moaning, l o l. But the switch for me happened around just like, again, maybe this is my bias or my lack of knowledge in this area, but around the like Christian talk, 'I just couldn't tell where Bama was falling on the spectrum.

Like if they were just so religious that any kind of departure from the norm was really throwing Bama in A' way, that it wouldn't throw everybody. That was like kind of where 'I sort of got off the train. A' little bit. What about you?

[00:18:57] Trey Gerrald: Well, it's an interesting, that's an interesting point of the review because if you just were to look up the Noah story inside of the Holy Bible,

How do you make that A' $150 ticket price Story 'I mean you probably will have to take some artistic license to expand the story. Otherwise

[00:19:17] Chelsey Donn: And to add drama, to add elements of

[00:19:20] Trey Gerrald: Right.

And if you're like hiring people to play Noah's children, like you want to maybe give them

A' storyline. Right,

exactly. 'I think for me, 'I was sort of buying, regardless of how Bama feels about Christian theater,

until they start really pumping up the competitor

[00:19:40] Chelsey Donn: Oh, well that, '

[00:19:42] Trey Gerrald: I. Mean 'I really sort of thought, oh, did you write the score for the Miracle over at

[00:19:47] Chelsey Donn: 1000%. 'I wrote that down. So that was my second point. So like first when they were saying just about the acting being bad, 'I was like, 'I kind of can't! believe that. Right? Like especially if they're demographic like you shared, is so specific. Like not only you know, are you A' talented actor, but you also have to be Christian.

You also have to be Christian enough to wanna be in A' show like this. 'I can see how maybe we're not getting the highest caliber. Talent. So 'I was totally believing them at that point. Sort of starting to get A' little suss around, okay, are we A' little bit more religious? Are we A' Little bit more strict about the way we're interpreting the Bible?

But then, yeah, when we got into that whole section about the miracle, you know, and how much better it was and how much artistic 'I just wrote sus,

[00:20:34] Trey Gerrald: Yeah.

[00:20:35] Chelsey Donn: even if Bama is not the artistic director of that show, they might be involved.

[00:20:41] Trey Gerrald: Well 'I, that obviously occurs to me, but if 'I wanna be devil's advocate here, let's also just consider.

If you are someone who is seeking out Christian based entertainment storytelling for your family, 'I would imagine it's A' less deep pond

than if you were looking for like Marvel entertainment

or like, you know, so it is possible that you would've also seen this Christian entertainment over in Pigeon Forge.

'I mean like, sure.

[00:21:10] Chelsey Donn: That's totally right. If you're somebody that's really only, you're gonna be only listening to Christian Rock, you're going to church every single week, Christian schools, Christian, everything, then yes, you probably know all the Christian plays within the area. But then also 'I feel like you probably have.

Ties to those places because of the communities that you're running into. So 'I don't know that the two are mutually exclusive 'I. Guess that's where I'm like, maybe 'I don't know 'I. I'm not A' hundred percent saying that they definitely know somebody at the other theater. But 'I think that the passion with which, and the placement where they put like 'I, the whole thing, just read A' little sauce to me.

But then we did sort of win it back when we ended with the bottom bun of the sandwich. We said some of you might like it, right? Wasn't my bag. For some of you. Maybe the fact there are animals on stage, whatever, like that might be enough for you. And 'I thought that that was A' Christian, uh, way of wrapping up A'

[00:22:15] Trey Gerrald: Well 'I find Bama Steve to be really per com to be very complex

as A' character on the page because they spend A' lot of real estate pointing out that they're very knowledgeable and English style village architecture

versus Noah being Middle East, Eastern.

Also, they like have A' proficiency and Broadway material and hilarious l o l that they say 'I.

Off-Broadway touring company. Like those are like three different things. An off-Broadway show, A' touring company, like an Off-Broadway show is not necessarily gonna 'I don't know.

And, but 'I thought this would be interesting for our show because I'm

curious to sort of dissect, are there different expectations for A' Broadway show versus A' Megaplex Christian Entertainment musical extravaganza?

Like, are you gonna be critical that they're wearing fake beards?

[00:23:10] Chelsey Donn: 'I don't know. 'I do think that they purport themselves to be at that level. So yeah. Then it really. Does need to be uniform throughout. You know, why are you gonna have animals on stage and then have shitty beards that are gonna take me out of it? 'I don't know about the comment of like the town because again, 'I think we're dealing with someone who's like, must be exactly the way it is in history where the architecture doesn't bother me.

[00:23:38] Trey Gerrald: Well, '

[00:23:39] Chelsey Donn: I don't even know if the shoes bother

[00:23:40] Trey Gerrald: That was my next thing is like if you're looking for that much accuracy,

then Noah would be Middle Eastern. They wouldn't be A' white person.

[00:23:48] Chelsey Donn: Right. Right.

[00:23:50] Trey Gerrald: Like if you're that

[00:23:51] Chelsey Donn: in their Bible, they probably would, in their Bible,

[00:23:54] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean

[00:23:55] Chelsey Donn: they'd be like, he's Middle Eastern, but he's still white.

[00:23:58] Trey Gerrald: What do you think about the like children's theater, evil, laugh, melodrama. 'I mean, looking at that set, it looks

like A' melodrama. To me it is so expansive. It is so lush. It's so huge. Like for the storytelling to be melodrama, 'I don't feel like that's incongruent.

[00:24:16] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, 'I agree. 'I think it's so hard with any of these reviews to really know, because we've said it A' million times, theater is so subjective. So someone could go and see something and be like, the acting was terrible. And then someone else could see it and be like, the acting was great. And 'I do think that Bama left some room for that.

Like they were like, there were people around us that were like, oh, this is great. You know, 'I don't know. Do 'I Trust Bama more than the average? Joe Donn don't know. What do you, what do you think about the kids being like, father 'I hated that the two are fighting on stage. Why would they display siblings fighting that's so wrong?

Like 'I know 'I made the British, but like, what the hell?

[00:24:58] Trey Gerrald: Bama, Steve mentions their wife, my head cocked because 'I 'I don't know. Maybe I'm just A' gay person that thinks the world is gay. And then

when they talk about their kids 'I think, oh, my 'I mean. It all just felt like, wait, what?

You need conflict. Like it's just interesting 'cause Bama, Steve is really nitpicking what is being presented and 'I think it circles back to the question here is like they're selling us this competitor so 'I automatically just 'I. 'I want to just believe that they're saying 'I much preferred this other offering,

But something about it like you're complaining that they're wearing the same sort of hiking sandals that you're currently wearing, sitting and watching. But Donn don't know. I'm someone who 'I 'I. 'I don't need to spend A' lot of time here.

But famously 'I did see A' Tony winning performance in the second row and could not enjoy it because the actress had on multiple rings on their fingers that were so inappropriately wrong,

very clear. It was the actor, not the production. That 'I missed the entire performance. So

I'm obviously.

[00:26:08] Chelsey Donn: on the

[00:26:08] Trey Gerrald: I'm obviously much more like Bama Steve than 'I perhaps want

to admit, but 'I

mean 'I, don't

[00:26:13] Chelsey Donn: Let's break down the value here. 'cause 'I do think that there are pieces of value within this review. We know that it's A' hundred $50, so that's what I'm gonna

[00:26:23] Trey Gerrald: And that people around you enjoyed it.

[00:26:24] Chelsey Donn: Yeah, it might be not at the caliber that their promotion, that the grandiose nature of their theater is making it seem like it is.

'I kind of think that 'I appreciate that. Warning 'I always like that. Like 'I always like whenever there's anything that is super popular 'I like when people are like, well maybe it wasn't that good so that 'I can try and go into it with my own. Okay. This objective mind, whatever you wanna call it. Like this could go either way.

'I am not counting on this being A' Home Run, and I'm not counting on it being A' train wreck.

[00:26:59] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. And 'I get that. It is like A' discerning look, which 'I think is interesting.

And to say that the best quality in the show was the live animals, 'I mean That's scathing.

[00:27:08] Chelsey Donn: And 'I do. Yeah. Right. You know, again, we have to consider the audience of people that are going to be even visiting this TripAdvisor page. Maybe there are gonna be other people that are Bama Steves who are gonna be like, oh, they changed the story. Oh, they took liberties with the sets. 'I don't want to see that.

'I don't know.

[00:27:30] Trey Gerrald: Noah was not standing around singing in real life. Like none of it's accurate.


[00:27:35] Chelsey Donn: But it's Right, right. What do we think about the fact that we're calling this A' musical and we're being told, don't expect too much singing. Expect A', lot of talking and some screaming Sing, yelling,

[00:27:46] Trey Gerrald: Yeah. 'I mean 'I Don't know. Like what is the actual definition of A' play with music versus A' musical? Like do you

have to have A', certain number of songs? 'I don't


[00:27:54] Chelsey Donn: don't know either. Interesting, 'I.

[00:27:56] Trey Gerrald: is like beautiful and perfect.

[00:27:58] Chelsey Donn: Do we think that Bama Steve is like A' pastor or something? At very least

[00:28:04] Trey Gerrald: we think Bama, Steve wanted to be A' performer. Do we think they're A' Musical composer? 'I mean they, they have A'. Lot

[00:28:09] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Think Bama. Steve definitely has maybe some suppressed artistic dreams. 'I kind of feel like Bama. Steve and his wife homeschool. The kids now 'I don't know. Making A' leap there,

[00:28:22] Trey Gerrald: 'I. Think that too

on this conversation. 'I, think the truthful, shady commonality sort of thing. If 'I am spending A' hundred $50 A' ticket, and I'm bringing my

family, A' four, and 'I can see they have live animals. This is A' ginormous, 'I

immersive, like over the top


[00:28:39] Chelsey Donn: experience. Yeah.

[00:28:40] Trey Gerrald: Hire people with beards.

'I mean like it is sort of absurd. Like if the beard work and the wig work takes you that much out, but they're

actually walking live elephants on the stage, that's A' huge glaring issue like 'I. Get

the point there. That's A' mighty price for you to have wigs from

[00:28:59] Chelsey Donn: Right. Were we humored at all? 'I mean intentionally. 'I, 'I. Don't know.

[00:29:04] Trey Gerrald: 'I mean I'm 'I was entertained enough, but 'I. 'I don't know if it was intentional,

the quarreling,

[00:29:11] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. The quarreling between the children on the

[00:29:14] Trey Gerrald: that's why you made them British. The word

[00:29:17] Chelsey Donn: Oh, maybe, yeah. 'I just felt like, yeah, 'I just felt like there was something so buttoned up about Bama.

[00:29:23] Trey Gerrald: buttoned up. But there's also like, I'm not sure about the trustworthiness.

[00:29:26] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. 'I don't know, right. 'I kind of feel like we're dealing within an ecosystem where like if you are A' Bama, you might see yourself in Bama. And if you're not like us 'I, think we're really questioning A' lot.

[00:29:40] Trey Gerrald: But 'I also feel like 'I have experienced BAA's frustrations at

Broadway shows.

[00:29:46] Chelsey Donn: Sure. Right. With the rings.

[00:29:49] Trey Gerrald: And many other experiences.

It's very hard for me to enjoy live

[00:29:52] Chelsey Donn: 'I get that. 'I get that. And 'I think that that's, that's where like if you're that kind of person again, you've been warned, which 'I appreciate.

[00:30:02] Trey Gerrald: And 'I. Also, before we go into Crowning Bama ends with A' sentence that says, Noah didn't touch me in the same way as this other offering. And that left me with A' feeling that 'I had just spent A' lot of money on A' childish amateur

show with an expensive set

[00:30:18] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. 'I. Get

[00:30:20] Trey Gerrald: that.

sort of resonates for me.

Let's, let's crown them. So ChelseyBD.

and 'I each have our own set of zero to five crown cards. And in an effort to be fair and not influenced by one another's, outrageous, extravagant sets, we will simultaneously reveal our ratings.

[00:30:36] Voiceover: Queens are Tabulating

to school.

[00:30:43] Chelsey Donn: Okay, I'm holding up three crowns. Trey is holding up four crowns. 'I went with three because 'I just don't know that this is gonna be. Everyone's experience. I'm left not knowing if A' A', A' is A', hundred percent A' reliable narrator, or if they're just so specific and insular in their, you know, beliefs and what they think that A' quote unquote Christian show should look like, that they're not really A' able.

To look outside of the box of this one theater space that they really love. So 'I don't know if it's that or if there's really A' larger warning here that merits this one star this case review. So that was why 'I went with Three Crowns. 'cause 'I do think there's information here, but 'I think it's specific to A' certain kind of person.

Why four?

[00:31:32] Trey Gerrald: 'I said four because it 'I. Appreciate Bama. Steve is able to be discerning about A' very, uh, compassion outwardly, you know, 'I. Uh, driven community, sort of pick apart things that even if 'I have A', different taste level or A', different expectation. 'I, appreciate Bama. Steve wanted to sort of offer A' little bit of A' warning rather than just being like, it was great.

They looked like they were having fun up there. Like,

you know, but 'I also wanna say that A', lot of what Bama offers is just innately my expectation. 'I, were gonna go see A' Christian themed musical by an organization that only tells stories that encourages their cult, I'm sorry, their system. So,

[00:32:26] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Love

[00:32:27] Trey Gerrald: but yeah, 'I couldn't do Review Queen because 'I feel like 'I can't tell.

If 'I can totally trust the ethics behind leaving the review.

[00:32:38] Chelsey Donn: Mm-hmm.

[00:32:39] Trey Gerrald: if 'I were to go and see the show, 'I would consider, oh, like maybe because they spend so much money, maybe their budget is so fat in other areas, maybe they skimp another,

[00:32:51] Chelsey Donn: Right.

[00:32:51] Trey Gerrald: you know, Donn don't know. I'm just really perplexed. I'm really intrigued.

This whole existence of this ecosystem is so convoluted for me that 'I appreciate you entertaining walking through this with me and, um, 'I would love to go and see it with you.

[00:33:06] Chelsey Donn: Oh my God. 'I. Don't know 'I just never heard of Sight and Sound Theater before, like maybe in the recesses of my mind. 'I did, but I'm sort of enamored by the fact that you actually auditioned for this company,

[00:33:21] Trey Gerrald: Well, 'I, you know, when you go to

these colleges, you audition,

[00:33:24] Chelsey Donn: For everything at once. Straw hat 'I did. 'I did straw hat.

[00:33:28] Trey Gerrald: And the N E T C, the

Northeastern Theater

[00:33:31] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

So it was one of those, it was one of those where you're like auditioning for everything at once, and then you get the callback list and you're like, you were called back for blah, blah, blah and blah, blah.

[00:33:40] Trey Gerrald: There's like 90 companies in in

[00:33:42] Chelsey Donn: And then you get called back by like five.

[00:33:45] Trey Gerrald: That's what 'I did, right? And sight and Sound was always there, and they never called me back.

[00:33:49] Chelsey Donn: Um, those

[00:33:50] Trey Gerrald: But 'I do know someone who was hired and did two contracts with Sight and Sound Theater, and we can get into the stories

[00:33:59] Chelsey Donn: in the after

[00:33:59] Trey Gerrald: that was A', homosexual male that, uh, that actually went and worked there.

And we can talk about that on the after show.

[00:34:05] Chelsey Donn: oh, 'I would love to talk about that. Yeah.

[00:34:07] Trey Gerrald: Uh, Queen Esther, we have done it. We have

reached the most regal portion of our show. ChelseyBD, who are you inducting today for?

[00:34:16] Voiceover: My Royal line is,

[00:34:18] Chelsey Donn: So today 'I am bringing in A' very special inductee. His name is John Essel. Is A' magician who performs tricks for shelter dogs

[00:34:34] Trey Gerrald: Oh,

[00:34:34] Chelsey Donn: so that their enthusiastic reactions get them adopted. Isn't that so cool? So John Cecil normally performs his A-List Magic show to adoring fans and celebrities. Cecil routinely performs now for shelter dogs at the St.

Hubert's. Animal welfare center Center in. New Jersey where their adorable reactions help to get them adopted. Reactions to magic? Yeah. Dogs are smart and making treats and toys disappear before their eyes evidently leaves them flabbergasted and determined. To find out this secret, one of my small little.

Superpowers, John says is 'I can just help dogs show off in A' way that they couldn't without me. And typically in the videos, the dogs just go nuts and they have all these different cute reactions that people love. So in addition to the fact that Cecil's, obviously A' Queen, just for even thinking that they could do this to help dogs get adopted, they're also severely allergic to dogs.

So, They have to take four to five like Benadryl throughout the duration of these shoots just to get it done, but they still show up even though they get hives half the time. And most of the dogs from these videos have gone on to find permanent homes and loving

[00:36:02] Trey Gerrald: Wow.

[00:36:03] Chelsey Donn: Thank you, John Cecil. For magically being such A' Queen and helping these animals find loving homes.

What? A' mitzvah. You're such A' mensch, and I'm happy to induct you as our Royal Highness.

[00:36:20] Trey Gerrald: Oh my gosh. 'I. Gotta find out what shelter this is.

[00:36:24] Chelsey Donn: Yeah. Well now you're gonna adopt. Adopt another dog.

[00:36:28] Trey Gerrald: 'I can't, but 'I, 'I, 'I. Don't know if it's John

necessarily, but 'I have seen, like there are trends on TikTok and Instagram of

[00:36:35] Chelsey Donn: Dogs reacting.

[00:36:37] Trey Gerrald: and it is just the best 'cause they're, they're so uninhibited and so they're just like the raw reaction of like, what the

[00:36:44] Chelsey Donn: Exactly. Like what? Where'd that go?

[00:36:46] Trey Gerrald: Oh my God, 'I. Love that. All right, well I'm definitely looking up John.

I'm gonna add them on Instagram

'I. Love that. Good induction.

[00:36:52] Chelsey Donn: Thank you. Thank you.

[00:36:54] Trey Gerrald: We did A' Queen. That is another round on the R ru A' R Q wearing A' wig Ferris wheel.

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[00:37:38] Chelsey Donn: On this week's after show Pod Trey, we are rating and reviewing A' from good old TripAdvisor for Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. So to find out what made Tre say.

[00:37:58] Trey Gerrald: now. That's what 'I call Christian Rock seven. And to find out what made ChelseyBD say,

[00:38:05] Chelsey Donn: What's so crazy and scary is that in the beginning of that video, 'I was like, oh, this is A' Scientology video. Like, I'm not falling for it. Uhuh, Uhuh. And then the end 'I was like, 'I want it? Love the lighting. Like just wow.

[00:38:20] Trey Gerrald: Then piggy ship. You gotta become A' member of our Patreon over at Review That Review dot com slash patreon so that you can hear our weekly members only after show companion podcast. Oh, please remember

[00:38:34] Chelsey Donn: Ignore the haters and the piggy shippers. You're A' Queen.

[00:38:39] Trey Gerrald: gender non-specific piggy shipper Queens.

[00:38:43] Chelsey Donn: That's right. Bye.

[00:38:45] Trey Gerrald: point, blank. Bye.

Review That Review is an independent podcast. Certain names have been redacted or changed to protect the guilty. Executive produced by Trey Gerrald and Chelsey Donn with editing and sound designed by me with voiceover talents by Eva Kaminsky. Our cover art was designed by LogoVora and our theme song was written by Joe Kinosian and sung by Natalie Weiss.

[00:39:14] Chelsey Donn: Nice note Trey. Very good 'I Love Sister Rock too. It's my Fve

[00:39:19] Trey Gerrald: Should 'I apply at Sight and Sound?

[00:39:21] Chelsey Donn: 'I. Think you should 'I mean depending on what you're gonna tell me in the after show, which might change at all.

[00:39:28] Trey Gerrald: let's get into the tea.

[00:39:29] Chelsey Donn: let's do it.


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