There are merits to having a big cast: you have the potential for a strong chorus, a big booming sound, impressive large group choreographic moments, it makes it possible to create a context in which a show will take place. Many shows do this very well. However, Mamma Mia is not one of them.
Mamma Mia employs a large cast of glorified set movers to poorly act out the forever cheesy story of a girl with three…Continue
For anyone who loves Bill Nye, and loves to eat, Alton Brown is your guy. His Food Network television shows are akin to Bill Nye, only all about cooking, and obviously aimed towards a more adult audience. However, his humor is riddled with fart and burp jokes that appeal to younger generations. His live tour is a combination of science, cooking, humor, and singing. It’s an enjoyable experience, and definitely something I’d recommend anyone to see should they get a…Continue
Evita should probably be re-branded as “Che,” after Che Guevara (portrayed by Josh Young), the quasi narrator of the story. He spends his cliche Andrew Lloyd Webber “rock out” moments criticising Evita, her politics, activities, and her followers. Evita is more of a criticism rather than a celebration, which was not at all what I was expecting. The narrator/character of Che plays a confusing role in the show. Is he the narrator? Is he a citizen of Argentina? Does he exist? No? It's hard to…Continue
Cabaret has left me very confused. It left me with my jaw dropped and my nail beds thoroughly bitten. It left me humming "Springtime for Hitler," from The Producers. It left me needing to consume as much literature related to the musical, the movie, the symbolism, past productions. But mostly, I was just confused.
That is not to say that I didn't enjoy myself. I had a great time seeing it, and think it was a very well done production.
But I'm just so confused.…Continue