21 October 2003 | Reedis
"I Feel You, BERNADETTE"
First of all, it must be said that Bernadette Peters is a living legend. She is an unbelievable performer and an amazing person. For anyone to decide to put on a "performance" of Stephen Sondheim material, they had better be good, or they will fall flat on their face. Not only is his music incredibly difficult to sing (note by note....putting it together), it is UNBELIEVABLY hard to inhabit, which Ms. Peters does with the utmost confidence, bravery, and perfection. The footage that you see in this PERFORMANCE is something to cherish for all times. Whether it be the simplistic beauty of "Broadway Baby" or the emotional migraine of "Johanna", Bernadette Peters performs all the songs in this show with the utmost perfection. This DVD PERFORMANCE (are we noticing a trend here, it is a performance everyone, not a "concert"- there IS a difference) is one to cherish forever. Learn Sondheim, breathe Sondheim, but most of all ENJOY SONDHEIM. He is just as amazing as his muse.