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April 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Should I do it? Should I go for the cliché?? I'm gonna do it!!! This show was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

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…


Added by Zoë Makila on April 24, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Aziz Ansari, or as I like to call him, Azzizle Anzizzle

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…


Added by Zoë Makila on April 8, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

I'm a "Maniac" in this review because I have a lot of mean things to say!

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

Cliché shows are forgivable. To a point. Unfortunately…

Added by Zoë Makila on April 4, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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