Don Dorcha and his gang were anything but comic. Moving together, the dark dancers created a sleek menace that was exciting to watch. They became like the nameless goblins of Middle Earth or the faceless storm troopers of "Star Wars."
The life and death struggle between the Lord of the Dance and his nemesis was engaging. Some of the other parts, like the romantic rivalry between Saoirse and Morrighan the temptress (kind of a bad girl versus good girl fight over our hero) weren't that exciting.
Also, it seemed like the sound was a little off, particularly during the vocalist's first song. The music seemed to overpower her singing and muddled the lyrics. I couldn't tell if she was singing in English or Gaelic.
This may not have been a problem for anyone else.
"Lord of the Dance" might have been a great show if you love dance, but for me, it was only pretty good.
Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.