After seeing spectacular producions of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Brigadoon at Encores, I must say the last three outings at Encore were substandard. And why the heck are they doing Thoroughly Modern Millie when there are so many unseen shows worthy of being seen?
High Button Shoes, except the Keystone Ballet was a major disappointment with a miscast Harrison Floy. Promenade, a cast album I have adored for years was directed so oddly that I couldn't wait for the
I discovered the original cast recording in 1970 ish. I've love the score and the lyrics are a hoot. I was so excited to finally see a production of it. The cast album is so odd and unusual and I always imagined it was going to be a fascinating hoot.
Unfortunately, the show in my head was way better than what I experienced at Encores tonight. It was a mess. I always thought Only One Naked Lady If staged right would blow us away. Unfortunately, that song lie there like an unfun
Let me first say that although I went with trepidation being a traditionalist, I loved this production of Oklahoma.. It was clever. It was the Anti Oklahoma. And I mean that as a complement.
As for Laurie/ Rebecca Naomi Jones. Lauri is usually a likable ingenue --so when Rebeca played her as snarky, snarly, kinda mannish using one guy against another and not so nice it was hard to see why men were fighting over her. I did as a traditionalist think wha
I heard such bad things about Pretty Woman that I put off going to it. I ran out of things to see and went with some trepidation. I had very low expectations.
I was pleasantly surprised. The cast was great. The songs are no worse and perhaps better than those in Beetlejuice and Tootsie (loathed Beetejuice/ liked Tootsie cause it was the book and lyrics and performances were fun)
Andy Karl and Samantha Barks and Orfeh are all charming in their rol
Constitution lectures politics ad nauseam and becomes tedious
Oklahoma gives the same message without lecturing and its entertaining.
I resented paying Broadway money to be lectured at. Oklahoma does it better, more cleverly without lecturing or hitting you over the head. I am a liberal but I did not appreciate " What the Constitution Means to me"