The Drowsy Chaperone was a very successful musical, and I enjoyed watching the different themes. The cast did an amazing job dancing, singing, acting, and remembering their lines. As I watched, I was truly amazed at how well the play 's layout was done, including the set, props, and lighting. The play was done so well, that I barely noticed any mistakes. The characters made successful physical choices which created the perfect play. My favorite part of the play, was in the beginning when the characters came out of the refrigerator and danced altogether. This was amazing, and I was not expecting that to happen. My two favorite characters in the play were The Man in Chair, played by Jim Crisp, and Janet van de Graaff, played by Sara Koohang. They both …show more content…
He talked over the music, and I could always understand what he was saying which was very important because I sat in the back of the theater. Janet van de Graaff was a very interesting character. She was a young bride who was very nervous about getting married. Everyone adored her effortless beauty and superstar status, and she did an amazing job portraying that role. She would sit with her head held high, great poster, and always had a smile. In all, the musical was done wonderfully. She reacted well with others characters throughout the play. As she sung, she used face expressions to depict her feelings. The way she changed clothes so fast was just truly unbelievable. Her voice was amazing, and she was always on the beat with everything. In all, the musical was done wonderfully. The only problem I noticed was the music was too loud, and the characters had to really talk loud to be heard. All of the characters remembered their lines, and there weren 't major problems. I immediately grew a relationship with Man in Chair and Janet van de Graaff due to their excellent choices they made. I would definitely go watch this musical
The Sound of Music was the highest-grossing movie of its day and one of the highest-grossing of all time. She soon found that audiences associated her only with singing, and sweeter tempered acting roles, and were reluctant to accept her in dramatic roles like The Americanization of Emily and and Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Torn Curtain. In addition, the box-office showings of the musicals Julie subsequently made increasingly reflected the negative effects of the musical-film boom that she helped to create. Thoroughly Modern Millie was for a time the most successful film Universal had released, but it still couldn't compete with Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music for worldwide acclaim and recognition. Star!
The musical Seussical the Musical was a jovial experience that made many including me reminiscence the times when we read Dr. Suess. The creative sets, colorful costumes, and the acting skills brought Dr. Seuss 's books alive. I truly enjoyed the aspect of joining Dr. Seuss books and plots, like Gertrude McFuzz to create one plot and the inclusion of The Cat in the Hat in many of the scenes. The musical captured the ambience of the books, specifically Horton Hears A Who. The dedication of those in the musical shined from their eminent acting skills and their ability to display the character they portrayed.
I liked that Paula Vogel did not hold back and let all of the emotions of the play loose. I am anticipating that I will enjoy the play. I personally think I would like it more if the characters were portrayed by only people rather that people holding puppets, but they have too much symbolic meaning to be left out. I think the puppets are meant to resemble the fact that we really have no control over our own lives as children. The release of the real people from the puppets into adults symbolizes the freedom from their
Before reading this musical, I did not have good idea of what it was about. I thought it was a comedy in some ways, but I did not except it to be so dramatic. This musical touches on subjects that are very fragile. I did not expect the son to be a ghost, and to have died when he was younger, and he is a ghost in the musical. With the musical being so emotional, there is a lot of adult content.
Guys and Dolls is one of the most memorable works by Frank Loesser. It features many standards used in the American Musical Theatre cannon today. The real draw is the script: based on stories by Damon Runyon and spruced up by ‘His Girl Friday’ scribe Ben Hecht, it strikes such a perfect blend of salty and sweet that it’s almost a shame when the band strikes up and the jazz hands come out. Brando is hulking charisma personified, scrawny Sinatra still has the most remarkable voice ever committed to two-channel audio, and the pastel-shaded, neon-lit sets are a marvel. Oh, and lest we forget, the two main characters are called Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, which should give you some idea of the depth of deep cool we’re talking here, pops.
The 2013 reboot of the Rogers and Hammerstein classic, Cinderella, has captured audiences with its beautiful costumes, classic score, and a revised book with a couple of twists. Their performance at the Tennessee Theatre went spectacularly well. Their amazing cast brought the timeless tale to life and left the audience in awe of the amazing spectacle. Cinderella begins by showing two characters, Cinderella, (Tatyana Lubov), the orphan who is enslaved to her cruel stepmother, and Prince Topher, (Hayden Stanes), who struggles to find a purpose for his life. While Topher has slain a thousand beasts and is the most desired man in the kingdom, he does not know who he is, and in hopes that he will discover this somehow, his royal advisor organizes
For example, I appreciated the acting from Elisabeth Shue who portrayed the autistic Molly. She displayed real symptoms of autism that were easy to interpret and explained why she acted the way she did. I liked the explanation of life from the perspective of an individual with autism. Specifically the line where Molly explains how "in your world, almost everything's controlled. But for us, it's all a jumble, and sometimes you just have to scream.
I do not believe so, also it did not intersperse sung lyrics with spoken dialogue well or use songs to cut away from a particular strand of the story well. Also, it is essential that the production would improve by creating compelling, unique characters because they are the storytellers; there is no third person narrator. I would have improved to define the main characters clearly so that we know their goals as we follow them through the piece. Although, this does not mean the characters would have to be instantly likable, but it is important that it should have been understandable of what their motivations are, as this is how the audience could access the wider story.
Then ,I will talk about some cons of the musical. First of all, when I walked into the theater I noticed that it was beautifully decorated. Throughout the show, each set looked absolutely amazing; it truly felt like we were under the sea. My favorite set piece was King Triton’s throne. I thought it looked very cool
Each character contributed to the scandalous acts of one another. The ghost like sound effects, the lighting, scene changes, costumes, characters, all worked so perfectly together to make the production believable. The audience gets a glimpse of what love, lust, desire, boredom, sexuality, loneliness, marriage, and religion all look like tied in together with a gothic twist. 10/10 recommend! Especially if you’re looking for a run for your
The dialogue and lyrics are straightforward and full of ironic elements, which bring a lot of fun to enjoy. The transition from lines into a song is pretty smooth. For example, when Shrek is “hurt” by what Fiona says and his anger reaches a climax, he naturally starts to sing to express his emotion. In addition, the music, which embraces several styles such as pop, rock and jazz, also add dynamics into the show. So in sum, the writing of the show is well-done.
On the day of Sunday April 10th, I went to a jazz ensemble concert at the Trinity University Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. This hall was much larger than the previous performance I attended. My first impression of the group was that they were relaxed and comfortable. For instance, when the drummer winked the drummer gave when the director explained his switch from the trumpet to drums.
“The Play That Goes Wrong” required a very detailed strategic plan of the arranged props and set design that actors need to follow in their performance. I believe the performers did a marvelous job in following the detailed choreography of the show. One of the most memorable cast members was Nancy Zamit. She played Annie the stage manager, who took the spotlight when she was forced into playing Charles’ fiancée named Sandra because the original female lead got "knocked unconscious” in the middle of the play. As terribly shy as she was, Zamit intensified the enjoyment of the audience as her character was reading off lines from pages of the script very awkwardly and awfully in an unfitted red dress and wig.
When I attended Shrek the Musical put on by Wylie High Schools Theater Department, I admit that I did not have high expectations. I had always enjoyed the Shrek movies, but was not prepared to witness the green Ogre come to life before my eyes. From the moment the characters marched down the isle of the auditorium, it was evident that many talented people had put time in effort into making this performance enjoyable and memorable. Shrek the Musical consisted of a tremendous cast, beautiful music, awe inspiring scenery in addition to heart felt imagery.
The play Well was interesting, confusing, and comedic. Lisa Kron came out and at first I thought she was the narrator, but she was actually in the play. The play started off with Lisa Kron talking about illness and wellness. She wanted to know why some people would get over the sickness they had, but others stayed sick. Her mother was in the back sitting on a La-Z-Boy chair and was sick and the doctors did not know what she had.