I won't bore everyone to death with a detailed review, but I have to say, if you have a chance to see this show, DO IT. I had no interest in SOI in the Bezic and Tara "cheesy" days, but this is light years different.
The show's choreography, theme, and attitude is pure Chris Dean. The theme is time, and it is used to great effect. All of the performances were excellent, and the whole show just made you feel relaxed and zoned in with the skaters, for lack of a better term. Yuka's performance of "Misty" was gorgeous, and I swear, Todd still thinks he's competing in eligibles--both numbers skated full out with multiple jumps and spins and just packed with interesing moves. You can tell that Yags has lost a little jump-wise, but the spark, the intensity and especially the footwork is still there. Kristi only did two doubles and turned out of one, but it didn't matter. Same with Paul on jumps--the edging, the quality of the skating and the flow were just lovely with both of them. I also truly enjoyed all of the pairs teams. Dean has used them together to maximum effectiveness and their individual numbers were well done. The whole show had great flow and beauty to it. And best of all, no crappy, cheeseball sex kitten numbers and no unadulterated junk like that "Gold" abomination from 2002. The entire program was pure class, all the way. While the numbers varied, you still got caught up in all of them, and the time transitions were fun. My favorite was the use of the "Schoolhouse Rock" classic "4 X 2 = 8" ("Figure Eight"). I have to skate to that someday!!!
All in all, a "first rate" show!:D