11 October 2009

REAL Quick Reviews of Shows I've Seen in the Last 10 Days

1. Lear's Daughters at Welte Auditorium, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT (A week ago last Friday)

Well done, and, man, my daughters left thinkin' I'm the best dad EVER.

2. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at The Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT (Last Sunday)

If you like attractive women and grapes, you'll LOVE this show...even if it's not as strong as the other two shows from this season, Camelot and 42nd Street.

3. Lost in Yonkers at The Playhouse on Park, West Hartford, CT (Last Wednesday)

I must admit I thought I was going to see Brighton Beach Memoirs...well, not really, but I had conflated the two shows in my mind. This wasn't BBM, needless to say, and how on earth can any actress make that grandmother even remotely approachable (much less likable).

4. In the Heights, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, NY (Yesterday)

A handsome production, and, admittedly, I was transported to a different place while watching, but now I can't remember a single song much less hum one.

Film Review: Up from Pixar/Disney, Cinestudio, Trinity College, Hartford, CT (A week ago last Saturday)
2/3rds of a great movie. I'm on board until the old man becomes James Bond scaling the outside of a dirigible. Call me age-ist, but I like my smart and clever, cane-wielding octogenarians not to all of a sudden be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. I BELIEVED that he could fly a building to South America, isn't that enough to ask of an audience?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, and let me add about "Lost in Yonkers": A BEAUTIFUL set designed by Matthew Barry.