As the scrim with MARRY POPPINS scrolls up at the top of the show, a dreary, black and white set is revealed. Don’t let this fool you, Mary Poppins is a colorful, amazing treat.
First, I have to talk about the set. It was amazing. The use of perspective allowed the stage to appear so much larger than it actually is. For example, the kitchen set had all of the shelves appear on a slant, creating the illusion of a vanishing point and allowing the set…Continue
Posted on April 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment
Warning: This review contains a bit of adult language
Eight rows from the front at a comedy show...I feel so grown up! There are attractive 20-somethings drinking beer out of plastic bottles, and menacing security personnel all over the place. I'm close enough to…
Posted on April 8, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments
The tagline for Flashdance reads "One girl. One dream. One chance." A very accurate slogan previews the story right on the cover of the playbill. It's also a very cliché way to sum up a very cliché musical. Flashdance is incredibly predictable. I had the second act figured out within the first 30 minutes of the first. There is no such thing as subtle foreshadowing in the world of Flashdance.
Posted on April 4, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment
Andrew Rannells, Josh Gad, Rory O'Malley, Nikki M. James, and nine Tony awards….this tour had a lot to own up to. The original broadway cast put on such a stunning performance and generated a lot of publicity. With such defined roles and a widely known ideal of each character, it's hard to make a show your own.
Posted on February 6, 2013 at 12:27am — 2 Comments