Friday, November 16, 2007

Because I'm obsessed with Sweeney...

Here's audio...that's right, just audio...of the Johanna quartet-turned-trio, apparently played and surreptitiously recorded last week.

Hat tip: The Tale of SapSorrow

Further hat tip: Alicia Teeter as always

So, Le Depp can carry a tune, and doesn't sound embarrassng or anything.

I'm still hot for this movie, how about you?

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

New Bay Area Theatre lets you "Pay What You Can"

There's a new theatre in town, called the Berkeley Playhouse. They bill themselves as "a new professional theatre for all ages."

Their debut production, Seussical the Musical, opened last weekend at the Ashby Stage.

Seussical will be running until December 2, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30PM, and they are going to have two "Pay What You Can!" nights. The first is Thursday November 15th, and the second is Thursday November 29.

WHAT: Seussical, the Musical (from the Ahrens/Flaherty team who wrote Ragtime and Once on This Island)
WHERE: Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave
WHEN: Now through December 2nd
HOW MUCH: Well, on the 15th and 29th: anything you want. Regularly $23 for Adults and $18 for Kids under 16/Students and Seniors
MORE INFO: or call 510-665-5565

Welcome to the Berkeley Playhouse!

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Young Frankenstein on the Today Show

Did anyone else see the three numbers from the new musical Young Frankenstein on the Today Show on Wednesday and think...meh?

I was only watching because our friend was a finalist in the cutest dog costume contest. Catching the sneak preview of Frankenstein was a bonus.

But the three numbers were all just gimmicky uptempos without much to distinguish them from a cheesy musical revue one might see written by some local aspiring composer.

I was left with no desire to see the show. And earlier this year when it was previewing in Seattle I actually thought of going up there to see it.

I like Sutton Foster; I like Roger Bart; I love the movie; and I thought the musical adaptation of The Producers was really well done.

Wednesday's performances left me cold.

Anyone else see it?

What did you think?


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