New York 1's Roma Torre so far seems the only critic to actually like the soon-to-be late "High Fidelity."
Its aim is simply to entertain which means it's loaded with kitschy gimmicks, some of which score while others fall flat. But mostly it is successful in reaching out to a young, culturally hip audience that does not want to think too hard and just have fun....Yeah, I imagine quite a few in the audience have had the urge to reach for a '45...
But best of all in this show is Will Chase's pitch-perfect performance as a winning kind of guy who keeps on losing. Impressive last year as the best of the Lennon’s in the musical "Lennon," he sings and acts with a truthfulness that makes you want to jump right up and buy a 45.
And which demographic again doesn't want to think at the theatre???
(Maybe assumptions like that is why no one succeeds in attracting the young hipsters in the first place...)