There were a lot of reasons for me to pass up on an opportunity to see Jerry Seinfeld perform as Musikfest’s first non-music headliner.
I’ve watched a few episodes here and there of his overwhelmingly popular 1990s sitcom, but never really got into it the way avid fans had. I was hesitant to rely on the weather holding out, as the Sands Steel Stage is an outdoor venue. Heck, I had never been to a comedy show with a crowd so large (over 5,700). Shows like that can lose the intimate feeling of a smaller show.
Despite all of these reasons, it only took one reason why I should go see Seinfeld to convince me – I love comedy. After all, who doesn’t love to get a good laugh? My desire to see whether or not Seinfeld’s standup routine would make me laugh in a way his show hasn’t quite done, drew me into the crowd that night.
Last year, Next Level Radio was only half a year old when Musikfest rolled around. We hadn’t quite established ourselves enough to earn the opportunity to review some of the year’s shows. Luckily for us, things are different this year. (Toot our own horn alert) In the last 18 months, we’ve talked to over 70 celebrities from the entertainment industry! Some of those guests were headlining at SteelStacks, which is part of ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, who runs Musikfest. So before I get into the great time I had at O.A.R., I’d like to extend a thank you to them.
I had seen O.A.R. (Of a Revolution) last year in Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing, so I had a feeling it would be another good time. And sure enough, I was right.
The first part of this review will be spoiler free for anyone who has not seen the film. The second part WILL contain spoilers!
Director: Will Eubank
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp and Laurence Fishburne
Run Time: 95 minutes