Review On MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS


Monique LeBleu

Monique LeBleu

Event Editor, Registered Critic, Writer


From a historical flashback to an inspector's introductions; from a lush facade of an Istanbul restaurant to the train's busy platform—all are seamless and lovely opening transitional scenes. But the single most spectacular moment in the opening of "Murder on the Orient Express" is the introduction of the play's true main character, the grand entrance of the Orient Express. Spectacularly crafted by Scenic designer Stephen Gifford and lit by multi-Ovation award-winning Lighting Designer Jared A. Sayeg, with Sergey Prokofiev's "Dance of the Knights" Epps guides the Orient Express into a grand entrance worthy of a diva.