The charisma from Manson (played by Troy Barboza) shines through. You always wonder how anyone can follow someone like that, but when you’re sitting there with him and hearing how he talks, you understand. Even I wanted to go on the Creepy Crawl after hearing him talk about it.
It was interesting to me to see the power struggle within the ranks and the impact some decisions that were made to various members of The Family. Seeing how calculated and thought out the hierarchy was and the lengths and mind games that happened in order to keep it that way was another highlight for me.
What I didn't like
Whenever you have a musical with a live band, you run the risk of now having the music and singing being all level. Often times, one will drown out the other. When songs were sung on stage, away from the mics, it was sometimes tough to hear the voices over the live band. This didn’t detract from the show at all, just a few times I was struggling to follow along.
My overall impression
There’s been so many things written about Charles Manson, but not a lot has been done from the perspective of The Family. “Manson’s Girls” is a musical about the Manson murders, told from the perspective of the women in The Family.