11.19.2006

Overbooked

That's the one way to describe my last two weekends. It seems everyone I know is in a play. So far this weekend I've seen my friend Matt in a murder mystery improv, my cousin Sarah in a musical, and soon I'll have to leave to see another friend in Les Miserables.

For the record, I'm sick of Les god damned Miserables. IT'S CALLED DIALOGUE, YOU AWFUL JACKASS! SAY WORDS! SINGING THEM TO THE SAME THREE GODDAMNED NOTES OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS INSIPID!

That's right. I'm trashing a cherished musical that many deem an essential masterpiece. Come back tommorrow to see me piss on Guernica, and rip into Milton. And for my encore I'll explain how Vivaldi was a witless hack.

but I've uh... gotta go


UPDATE (midnight)

So yeah. I've said it before. You don't cast a musical if you don't have enough singers. And if you don't even have enough males to cast half of the male parts, you should probably think twice about that before have what sounds like an army of eunuchs singing "Do You Hear The People Sing." And for the record, you're not supposed to record those shows, and you're definately not supposed to sell the dvds. Also, you're failing your students if you don't teach them how to fill a theater without a mic.

That having been said, there were some good performances, my friend's included. Javert, Fantine, and Eponine were excellent as well. As were the whores.

There was just no good god damned reason to do that play.

And I'm wishing I had something else to talk about

6 comments:

  1. LOL, I'm sorry it sucked so.

    I may have to go see Don Giovanni with a friend Tuesday at because he needs to go see an opera of the Romantic genre and a concert of the same to do = papers for his class on romaticism. Not sure I am going to be able to stand it if I agree to go but we'll see. I don't want to squirm.

    Now you take a nice little break from all that horror.

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  2. this was one of my favorite postings of yours! i'm waiting for you to rip into guernica, milton and vivaldi.
    i'm sitting back, arms folded, rather comfy. please, do go on.

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  3. Yeah...Les Miz...agreed. 1776 would be so much more original...

    And feel free to rip Milton at anytime. Required readings of Paradise Lost should be considered corporal punishment.

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  4. Cooper: So far as Les Miz goes it didn't suck as much as it should have, and the evening wasn't a total bust because I got to hang out with my friend, but yeah.

    I actually wouldn't mind Don Giovanni I don't think. At least Opera was designed as a genre to be carried through song.

    Anna: Thanks! I'll get right on it.

    Jason: I've been in 1776, actually. One of my favorite musicals. But show me a school that'll do a Sondheim play other than West Side Story or into the woods...

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  5. OY! I really have never been a Les Miz fan... I saw it on broadway and out of all I saw I like Les Miz the least. Sorry your booked weekends have been kind of BLAH ones! :)

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  6. oh, hell. you sure do know how to pack a punch. i was nodding with every word...and when i got to

    That having been said, there were some good performances, my friend's included. Javert, Fantine, and Eponine were excellent as well. As were the whores."

    i laughed and laughed. i do adore you.

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