Label: Double Rainbow - DRLP-1001 • Format: Vinyl LP, Stereo • Country: US • Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country, Folk
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin. How do we use it? Why do we need it? Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace Berko, Roy, ed. Berko, Roy and Megan Brooks, eds. Berko, Roy and Megan Brooks, ed. Dubuque, Iowa: William C. Brown, Washington, D. Foote expanded it for Gish and it had a Broadway opening that same year.
It was transformed into a film in Her fondest wish is to revisit Bountiful, the small Texas town of her youth which she still refers to as "home. Watts imagines that if she can get away and return to her old home in the town of Bountiful, she is sure to regain her strength, dignity and peace of mind. But she has the supreme satisfaction of plunging her hands into the earth, which leaves her with a sense of that strength and dignity which will give her the courage to survive.
Give Em Hell Harry - Various - Your Spirit Lives On: The Musical Legend Of Harry Truman her son and daughter-in-law appear on the scene to take her back to Houston, she consents to return quietly, secure in the knowledge that the remainder of her existence will be enriched as a result of her last contact with Bountiful.
Sound a little too hokey and contrived, too pat to believe? Besides Lillian Gish, it has been played by the likes of Geraldine Paige. She is properly tender and headstrong, humorous and dramatic.
Mark Cipra is totally engaging as the controlled and conflicted Ludie. Meg Kelly Schroeder is inconsistent as Jessie Mae. We need to really detest this self-centered woman from the first word out of her mouth.
Unfortunately, at times she sparkles, at other times she is emotionally dead. Celeste Costentino is fine as Thelma, a woman who helps Mrs. Watts during her travels. The rest of the cast stays on the surface. The sets were poorly built, unbelievable, and caused awkward pauses as the sets are changed. Also on the positive side, the Texas drawls were consistent throughout the production. Director Lucia Columbi has paced the show much too slowly, extending the playing time at least fifteen minutes longer than Give Em Hell Harry - Various - Your Spirit Lives On: The Musical Legend Of Harry Truman should be.
Also, there were some strange technical decisions. Why were obviously fake cigarettes used? And why was no liquid poured in the drinking glasses or coffee cups?
In spite of fine performances by Bernice Bolek and Mark Cipra, the Ensemble production is acceptable, not as compelling as it could have been. Labels: Ensemble TheaterReviews. Well, that may be true for most of us, but this is a tough time of year for theatrical producers. So, the search for a viable holiday show becomes a major headache for theatres.
Eric yes, I can call him by his first name, having volunteered at the theatre while I was spending an extended sabbatical in the DC areain his search for a holiday show probably said, "We can dig up the old Scrooge chestnut, cast a female lead, put in some turn-of-the-century ragtime tunes, set it in New York and CEst Pas Du Bronze - Jacques Dutronc - Jacques Dutronc have a blast.
In lesser hands, well Evelyn Scrooge is a bitter older woman. In this edition, we understand why she is so bitter. A meager upbringing, the death of her beloved sister and a failed love affair all have given her a nasty disposition. But, true to the spirit of the season, all comes out well in the end. That is, all comes out well for the characters. For those of us who like plays to have a beginning, middle and end in which all the parts fit together, China Blue - Various - Tweest And Shout format is a little unnerving.
Then there are the production qualities. The Kalliope Stage is postage stamp small. Often the sight is that of a mob scene with people dodging around each other. Gurgol shows little of his usual directing genius in this show. For example, he had Mrs. Scrooge Adina Bloom sing all three of her major songs in exactly the same spot on stage, looking exactly the same way, all with no gestures and controlled facial expressions. Bloom is noted for her dynamic vocal sounds and overblown facial gyrations.
She is best when she does her Ethel Merman thing. Restricting her physically while singing takes away some of her power. The vocal elements of the show were generally fine, but much of the acting was overdone and unbelievable.
Yes, the tale is a fable, but we still must believe the characters are real. This is a vaudeville act with tap dancing by Gurgol. Labels: Kalliope StageReviews. Sunday, November 21, Highway Ulysses Dobama. It tells the story of Ulysses, a Vietnam war veteran who receives an urgent call in the middle of the night which causes him to embark on a journey to find his son.
A journey, much like the that of the mythological Ulysses, in which he must come in contact with and conquer creatures, fears and beliefs. On his way, he gets waylaid by a kaleidoscope of characters including a waitress at a truck stop, a one-eyed librarian, and a woman in Come Una Schiava - Gianna Nannini - Profumo tattoo parlor.
These bizarre characters embrace Ulysses, forcing him to confront his violent past and propelling him on to accomplishing his task. Rinde Eckert, who authored the play, is not unique in his use of the traveler motif.
The work has been transformed into a multi-character construction. I understand the search for redemption in the original play, though I'm skeptical of the degree to which Odysseus is redeemed, given his opacity and lack of self-criticism. He never reproaches himself, though his failures are Give Em Hell Harry - Various - Your Spirit Lives On: The Musical Legend Of Harry Truman . The play is a difficult piece to breath life into.
It is basically a monochromatic with little variance of texture in either the music or the words. With this said, Dobama gives the play a creditable if uninspired production. Sonya Robbins has tried to make the journey one of clarity, but that is hard to do as much of the meaning is implied, not readily obvious.
In spite of the fact that most of the cast are actors, not necessarily singers, the sound is acceptable because Arrivée À Taormine - Nino Rota - Plein Soleil is not music that needs well trained singers.
The points to be made are in the words, not in their musical sound. Paul Floriano is properly tortured as Ulysses. He develops a consistent character who acts from emotions, from flashbacks, rather than rational clarity.
Her quiet singing and speaking is difficult to hear. Juliette Regnier is excellent as the waitress, siren and wife. Fallen - Stryper - Fallen director Josh Senick has assembled a fine group of musicians who play the difficult music well. The ninety-minute production is performed without an intermission, but still makes a long sit as there is not a great deal of action and a there are a lot of words.
Labels: DobamaReviews. Still others decide that they should present a series of acts, surrounded by holiday sounds and songs.
The later decision was made by the producers of the Carousel Dinner Theatre in Akron. Their mission was to provide stellar specialty acts and embed these into a holiday sing-and-dance-along. On the positive side, Q Productions did find some excellent specialty acts.
Romano Frediani is an eighth generation juggler. Handsome, All For You Bolora Kes - Zara Dolukhanova* - Dolukhanova: Mezzo-Soprano and talented the young man mesmerized the audience with his juggling golden boxes and playing the drums with balls while juggling the spheres. He put life and limb at stake as he dove, slid and cartwheeled across the stage to get neck-cuffed by the errant throws.
The more the tossers missed, the more hysterical the proceedings became. The Cuban defector used apparatus in the first act to perform balancing acts of super strength. His second act actions consisted of an impressive display of flying and swinging high above the heads of the audience while twisting and turning on long red sheets of material.
Even their use of audience members, which in other venues is often both awkward and embarrassing, was entertaining. Unfortunately, the rest of the show varied from amateurish to just plain awful. Jeff Hutson, the other featured singer, was inconsistent in his renditions and displayed little stage presence. Both the male and female dancing and singing choruses showed little depth of talent.
Their vocal blends were often off and their dance timings left much to be desired. There are many local talents who far exceed these supposed pros. How much variety can there be in hearing the same rock and roll beat applied over and over to versions of Christmas carols?. Labels: Carousel Dinner TheaterReviews. Legend tells us that during a speech by Truman attacking the Republicans during the Presidential election campaign a supporter yelled out, "Give 'em Hell, Harry! Truman replied, "I don't give them Hell.
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