First review is in... Four Stars!

I have something of a weakness for history delivered via musical, so “Handel: The Musical” is pretty up my alley. Ron Long takes on the eponymous role to deliver some Handel bio facts and address some historical speculation between Broadway musical numbers in a set list chosen by God. But it soon becomes apparent that all the songs have a pretty set theme. Long delivers a Handel that is just a little bit smarmy, and a lot charismatic. He’s also a divine—or at least divinely inspired—singer, and the Holy Trinity Anglican Church’s Sanctuary is the perfect setting for him to argue with God. About mid-way through it started to feel like the production was one big, groan-inducing joke, but it found redemption in the climax and denouement. Ultimately, Long’s performance is most definitely something you should see. - Chelsea Novak from