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Comment Archives: Stories: Arts

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: “Lazy Writing, Other Unfortunate Factors Combine for Soggy 'Appropriate' at Dobama Theatre

I think the cicadas are supposed to represent the ghosts in the slave cemetery. that's why they are so loud and why they dominate the final scene. the play is some about the family and some about the ghosts. If the cicadas were quieter I think they'd be interpreted as sultry background noise rather than a character on their own.

Posted by sid on 05/04/2018 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Lazy Writing, Other Unfortunate Factors Combine for Soggy 'Appropriate' at Dobama Theatre

I want you to know that I and my two companions thoroughly enjoyed this production.
We admired the writing, the directing and the acting of all.
The only annoyance was the length and volume of the playing of the 18-year Cicadas.
I hope that others will see my comment and plan to see this play.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by emilie123 on 05/02/2018 at 4:48 PM

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
Posted by Eat Me on 04/11/2018 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Watch It Wednesdays at 78th Street Studios Gives You a Chance to Watch Artists While They Work

Aside from being the near perfect trophy wife, Frazier-Mueller is a master at milking the rubes that come to 78th street. Just artsy enough, but not too, at $20 or so pricepoints. Probably no one comes close to the money she makes there.

0 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Go art! on 04/11/2018 at 9:53 AM

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: “Three Exhibitions About Women and by Women Artists You Shouldn't Miss This Month

As a middle aged woman, I respectfully say without hesitation, "NO THANKS!" Stop acting like women in any way, shape, or form are oppressed in the USA. I grew up with the same educational opportunities as my male peers, was allowed to choose my own career path, decide on if I wanted to marry (and most importantly WHO I wanted to marry), if I wanted or did not want to have children, etc etc etc... take this 'activist' crap to countries where women honestly DON'T have rights.

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by Nonya on 03/22/2018 at 11:56 PM

Re: “Three Exhibitions About Women and by Women Artists You Shouldn't Miss This Month

"Women's History Month?" LOL! WTF???

1 like, 7 dislikes
Posted by Brent on 03/22/2018 at 8:53 AM

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: “Hologram Versions of Family Members Chat Up the Living in 'Marjorie Prime'

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Posted by John Tug on 03/08/2018 at 12:59 AM

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

Re: “Out of Focus?

Always in the ass.

Posted by Enal Kreeny on 01/01/2018 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Local Artist Returns to Form Amid a Hellish Bout With Pain and Anxiety

I followed Stephen Kasner for some time on Facebook and shared many of his posts on my timeline ande sent specific ones to friends who found each and every one of his works as quite beyond what is or was out there. Many felt a direct connection with certain works, not being able to express why, other than the un/usual art and (sometimes) subculture themes, images, and positive critical haute artiste descriptions and evocations. After reading this article (linked from his fb page), I now begin to understand why so many pieces drew me into an inexplicable identification and seemingly understanding of what grabbed me and held on in my mind and body.... The are not words which can accurately describe the sensation-for it was as if you were just speechless- and sometimes it is that alone which makes any form of creative energy truly great, timeless, even. It has some personal level of meaning to you, even though you cannot know from where the artist conjured up something so sublime. It is the shared experiences, previously unknown- that bind the artist to the viewer. We each see, feel, or are experiencing art on a conscious level subjectively, of course. But it is the unconscious (perhaps collective unconsciousness) of work(s) which bind us by a silk thread-so strong, barely, if at all, unseen. Now illuminated, I have the empathy and some form of feeling close to so many of the experiences, including dark descent into night terrors and debilitating pain with so very few of the Western medicine practices which could even begin to believe that what a person goes through is utterly subjective. No experiences that are similar or, at best "the same," truly that. We can have sympathy, even empathy, but never know exactly what it feels like in body, soul, and mind of another. But we can relate, especially through art. In addition, we can also understand why some people seem to just disappear-as I have for the most part. But something today made me look at Facebook, find posts from Stephen's page, and link me here. Perhaps it is just that silk thread pulling taut, reminding us all of a greater connection with others on this planet, and feel you are not alone. You have been to Hell, to the heights and depths of your own experiences, find so many have left you, only to find a few minutes later realizing none of us are truly alone. I thank Stephen for his courage and perserverance to find that it was what he knew all along, his art does more than provide entertainment, toasts, acclonades, or awe: they provide reassurances, hope and admaration beyond the surface, into our souls, and unite us all. Blessings of new hope and to journeying further along our lives. Thank you for making me realize I am not alone.~ Diane Kerr
FYI this was a train of thought, an improvisation of what came into my head and out through my hands to the keyboard, so forgive the typos and perhaps non-relevant tangents....

Posted by Diane Kerr on 01/01/2018 at 9:51 AM

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