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Comment Archives: stories: Arts: Theater

Re: “The Intensity is Sometimes Lacking in 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' at Blank Canvas Theatre

"Thus, as Hedwig relates between songs in his set" should read "Thus, as Hedwig relates between songs in her set".

Also, you may not have had the right exceptions for this character going into the show. Hedwig isn't hardcore 100% of the time. She is weepy-eyed, she is soft, she has been trampled. To expect her to unwaveringly maintain the 'edge' you refer to is unfair to the piece and performers.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by audience member on 06/13/2018 at 3:21 PM

Re: “The Great Poet Wallace Stevens, Who Worked as an Insurance Executive is Spotlighted in Things As They Are

How wonderful and interesting. The subterranean life of the imagination revealed!

Posted by Gregg G. Brown on 06/06/2018 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Romantic turmoil simmers in The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical, at The Beck Center

husband left, he left our home and our 4 young kids, I tried a lot to get him back. We are now finally back. My life is complete again dr_mack@ yahoo. com, brought my Husband back. i am the happiest woman on earth right now,

Posted by Mirian brian on 06/05/2018 at 2:40 AM

Re: “In 'The Humans,' Laughter Mixes With Melancholy in Fascinating Ways

Excellent production. Would suggest turning up the sound levels for patrons in the balconies.

Posted by eprn on 04/18/2018 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Cast Seems Totally Tuckered in a Lackluster Production of Renowned Musical 'Rent'

You know that the set of Rent has literally never changed, right? That 'large dumb useless sculpture' has been in every single production since it's inception. Also, you completely mixed up and then combined Mimi and Angel (Angel's solo is Today 4 U, a scene Mimi is not even in.)

Posted by laura on 03/28/2018 at 3:38 PM

Re: “Cast Seems Totally Tuckered in a Lackluster Production of Renowned Musical 'Rent'

The author probably has never seen rent before.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Molly Frederick on 03/18/2018 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Cast Seems Totally Tuckered in a Lackluster Production of Renowned Musical 'Rent'

You are criticizing "Today 4 U" but listing the characters wrong.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by olivia on 03/14/2018 at 5:07 PM
Posted by Frank Deb Geraci on 03/14/2018 at 4:14 PM

Re: “The '60s Musical 'Hair' at Beck Center Ignites Fewer Sparks Than a Soggy Doobie

Petty bitching? Really? Hair was a fun romp back to a different time when getting rich with a cute new app or finding a cool way to brand yourself wasn't on the radar. Sometimes a theater needs something with fun music that's memorable to fill seats. Hair holds up well.I noticed the band did a kick ass job with a ton of fast paced tunes. I was impressd with the quality of voices. Not enough hight tech.? Not having blinding multi-media distractions was a sweet part of the retro effect. It was easy to danc to & had a good beat. I'll give it a 9.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ballasch on 02/17/2018 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The '60s Musical 'Hair' at Beck Center Ignites Fewer Sparks Than a Soggy Doobie

^ Yeah, hard to believe it's only been 22 years. Feels like it was just yesterday. Wish they'd put on some different shows already, amirite?

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by flask on 02/16/2018 at 3:16 PM

Re: “The '60s Musical 'Hair' at Beck Center Ignites Fewer Sparks Than a Soggy Doobie

Oh Hair at Beck. Again

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Lakewould on 02/14/2018 at 7:09 AM
Posted by cdsolon on 11/22/2017 at 10:56 AM

Re: “The Flying Monkeys Will Save Us, Or at Least Distract Us For a Moment, in the Soaring 'Wicked' at Playhouse Square

You need you get a life outside of your false, pathetic, loser political views. What a dick you are CH. I bet you think youre an enlightened intellectual. Youre just another leftist loser.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Blah on 11/22/2017 at 9:53 AM

Re: “No, 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is Not a Play About the Trump Era. Or is it?

SCENE's review is NOT president-bashing. It is pointing out the all-too real bigotry of drumpf and his supporters. Anyone who does not see the (still not fulfilled, fortunately) parallels of our right-wing, bigoted, gun-mad regime needs to take another look.
Fortunately, there are more positive people committed to doing the right thing. As quoted from Otto Frank on the cards passed out after the play: '...I believe that it's everyone's responsibility to fight prejudice.'

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Miss Cobweb on 11/02/2017 at 11:05 AM

Re: “No, 'The Diary of Anne Frank' is Not a Play About the Trump Era. Or is it?

And yet again, Scene proves that they can politicize a blade of grass.
Why wrap President bashing into a actual theatre review?

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Matthew Mizak on 11/01/2017 at 10:19 AM

Re: “The Trump Era Has Transformed Theatrical Absurdity Into Near-Reality

Life has become the Bill Murray-Steve Martin SNL skit "What the Hell is That?".

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/30/2017 at 7:38 PM

Re: “All the Hurdles Aren't Quite Cleared in 'Equus' at Blank Canvas Theatre

Good attempt by a tiny theater company to produce a classic play. The set design was not too hot, placing Alan in the midst of the action, when he was not involved. Dysart flubbed his lines a couple times. The horses don't walk like horses, even when prompted by the script. Antonio DeJesus is excellent in a tough role.

Posted by Horsee on 08/23/2017 at 11:36 PM

Re: “Extra! Extra! Read All About the Hoofing in 'Newsies' at Porthouse Theatre

The "hoofing" (wonderful word choice) sounds great...but on the other hoof (ha ha), why in hell would you write about plutocrats (in full blossom) and an autocrat (in the White House), and then claim that the idea of labor unions sounds outdated and unnecessary? Are you kidding me?

We need them now more than ever, for God's sake.

Or were you just trying to be clever and snarcastic?

Chuckles the Clown

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 08/04/2017 at 5:45 PM

Re: “The Mother of Jesus is at the Center of a Dust-Up With Some Catholics in 'The Testament of Mary'

Ever notice that liberals in the "arts community" would never ever dare do a play about Islam or any of its icons? What a disgusting, pathetic bunch! And they wonder why President Trump got elected, and why most people don't want to fund the arts with our tax dollars!!!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Brent on 07/14/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “The Mother of Jesus is at the Center of a Dust-Up With Some Catholics in 'The Testament of Mary'

Attacking Catholic beliefs is the last refuge for bigots. I wonder if this writer will come up with a play attacking mohamed? I bet he doesn't have the guts - coward!

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by eazybreezyone on 07/12/2017 at 6:50 PM

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