Sunday, August 31, 2008

Utah Updates

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
Great production. Michael V. isthe only actor who can upstage a dog. The Dog upstaged everyone else.
  • Taming of the Shrew (Always Funny)
Interesting version. Staged in 1946-7 in Italy. Not sure which was the shrew, and who was tamed.
  • Cyrano De Bergerac (Hear this is the hit of the season)
Great work. I heard about a Broadway version, and you saw the actor who played Cyrano. Here, you saw an actor who was Cyrano. Needed a few tissue for the ending.
  • Fiddler on the Roof
Great production with a lot of energy. Helped me understand the Jewish culture. More tissue.
  • Othello
Very believable Iago. You so wanted to like him, but you had to hate him. So happy that actor returned. He was cast perfectly.
  • The School for Wives
This was my least favorite of the group. Was just too predictable.

I'm already look at my Calendar for the Fall Season. This year's production includes:
  • Julius Caesar (Hear it will be another modernized production. Top of my list to see)
  • Moonlight and Magnolias
(In this hilarious farce, movie mogul David O. Selznick has hired writer Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming to write the script for Gone with the Wind. Locked in Selznick’s office, living on only peanuts and bananas, the men turn their world upside down as they give birth to one of the most beloved films of all time. Now, if only Hecht had read the novel.)
  • Gaslight (Mystery)
I'm thinking the end of September.

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