Archives March, 2012

28 March
ibrews

I’m going to start giving little bitty reviews as I see shows. They will be structured very similarly to this, unless I’m terribly compelled to write more. Often when I’m reading a review, I’ll skip right to the bullet points at the end. So here’s my bullet points. We all live in the age of the internet– it is unlikely I will be the only place you can find anything about a show, so come here for a taste, google elsewhere for details.

 

B+

Hoo-rah!

  • Charmingly imaginative
  • Clown school rejects? Awesome.
  • Touching through-line– teaching a bird-to-be about the world with all its danger and beauty.
  • The clown (Ian) was a joy throughout– his tricks were indeed ‘very daaangerous’ (certainly to a five year old, the co-writer of the show)
  • Leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling
  • Alan Tudyk is a sweetheart, both onstage and in person after the show

Blech…

  • a little too short
  • a little  too repetitive

28 March
ibrews

Why not, here’s some scores from most of the plays I’ve seen in my life thus far. Some of the plays I was involved with, but I’m not including the ones I’ve written. In general, my rubric follows the lingering effect the performance has had on me:

  • D | pretty worthless experience
  • C | vaguely enjoyed but had a significant problems with
  • B | pleasant at the time, ephemeral impact
  • A | world-shaking, glorious catharsis

I’ve organized them by location and approximately the order I saw them in (newest at the top):


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