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Dobama's Night Kitchen
I thought the performance was rather boring at times, but it certainly had enough value for what it was trying to accomplish ...
... The beginning parts seemed to drag on too long, and since the playwright/”Man #1” actor admitted in the post-performance questioning that it was the first play he had written in which there are multiple actors, this is quite forgivable, when one also considers the venue at which the play was being performed and the student ticket price ...
... seeing this performance was a lot better than attending class.
Try bottle alley or the harbor ...And I'm like, what the hell is that, and she asks, "Ain't you never seen Newsies?" and I'm like, "I am 40 and under what circumstances would I have seen Newsies?" So she starts singing selections from a number of songs from the movie and I am reminded of a night when I was eleven, sleeping over at a friend's house when I shared the entire production of Annie with him in my pajamas (which I realize is a sincerely gay thing to do) and I invite Emily to bring the soundtrack in sometime and we are listening to it while putting together the set at Our Lady of the Elms and she's all defensive about certain songs and I keep telling her to take it easy, I am liking what I am hearing and ask if she has a copy of the movie.
Try Central Park it's guaranteed ...
A) It is about boys singing and dancing. Billy Elliott is an exception to this rule because it is about how weird it is that a boy wants to dance.I did find it refreshing in that in spite of its few scenes of violence, there are absolutely no guns at all (this, as early as 1992) and then there is the joy of seeing Christian Bale sing and dance, and not particularly well. Apparently he signed on before they decided to make it a musical (wtf?) and has long derided the film. Ah well. It may not be Sound of Music, but then he is no Christopher Plummer.
B) There are absolutely no strong female characters at all, and you can't make any money on a new musical without them.
C) As the tale of paperboys organizing against unfair wages, it has a strong anti-corporate, pro-labor message.
LUCY: You sound like my dad.Okay. That was wrong.
Brief explanation: three upright poles, two across and two curtains = one big curtain with a split down the middle. Four poles means the possibility of two separate curtain units - which is much more conducive to shallow performance spaces.-- I got the extra pole. And what a difference! If we'd had this baby in Amherst, it would have cut down set-up by maybe a half-hour.
HARKER: But professor, vampires only exist in ghost stories.... and he brought some of it with him. Get it?
HELSING: The vampire, Mr. Harker, is a thing that lives after its death by drinking the blood of the living. It must have blood or it dies. Its power lasts only from sunset to sunrise. During the hours of the day, it must rest in the earth in which it was buried.
- From the screenplay for Dracula, 1931
GLTF demystifies vampire craze with touring productionPerformance today at the Cleveland Sight Center ... we think. Almost everywhere else in the world, all the schools (all of our residency schools, my own kids' schools) are closed due to the weather. The entire company expressed a desire to perform at the Center - it's always one of my favorite venues - and for it not to be cancelled. I just hope people make the journey to come and see it!
John Eldridge, The CWRU Observer
February 26, 2010
Modern American popular culture is on a vampire binge. From movies like Underworld, Blade, and Daybreakers over the past decade to the HBO series True Blood, and of course Stephanie Meyer's popular Twilight saga, there is no end to the material that is flowing off shelves and through the television. Why the craze? (more)
"This was great. My granddaughter had a blast and thank your cast for staying and talking to them after the show."And this answer to the question 'what was least effective about the production':
"I have attended many GLTF productions before, but not the outreach. It was great. I'm sure the area students would love it."
"The one costume needs to be fixed for the young man."
"We really do need more arts and culture in our community, thank you so much!"
"It was wonderfully awesome."
"It could have been longer."By the way, here is an interesting fact: We do not use smoke in our production. It is water-based fog. Your coughing is psychosomatic.