I'm disappointed that City Paper would so carelessly publish this libelous piece of misinformation.
The Improv waitress does not have an ass tattoo. That woman is my wife, and she proudly wears the Cowher Power tattoo on her *lower back*.
I feel so lucky to have such easy and affordable access to such amazing theatre and performance. I mean I was SITTING IN AUGUST WILSON'S BACKYARD -- watching some of Pittsburgh's most compelling actors directed by a man who I think brings so much to love and thoughtfulness to every thing he directs. I have been given the opportunity to sit around, up close, at a table and observe a part of the past that I would have not otherwise been permitted. A step back in time.....to an era so beautiful. I sweat for 3.5 hours and it was worth every drop.
I attended the show and I kind of felt the same way. Having attended shows like "The Civil War", I felt I would fall in love with this piece. Throughout the performance the visuals, lighting, acting and voices were all so beautiful. The echo in the songs was something I have never heard before and perfectly executed. I just couldn't gel with the story line. I don't know what it was. I don't feel it was a failure in any aspect of production. I just feel the words were meant for someone who should be flying around a stage singing them and instead he was trapped. Maybe that is the irony in it all.
It is actually the Energy Innovation Center, not the Energy and Innovation Center. You are welcome to visit our website to find out more information. http://www.eicpittsburgh.org/
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So Ted liked everything individually, but didn't like the whole? Fine. It's like those shows that win all the awards but don't get Best Musical. I thought it was a superb production of a rarely done musical that FPT can be very proud of.
"I’m unable to pinpoint the exact problem," admits this reviewer -- perhaps because he's looking in the wrong place. Maybe he found the overall production less successful than the sum of its parts, at least most of which he concedes are individually quite impressive, due to his own limitations or personal biases. The language and tone of his commentary implies envy in regard to the company's previous efforts (He's been waiting for them to fail) and judgment about the presumed cost of the high production values (I doubt he's seen the show budget). This much I can say for sure: As a first-time Front Porch audience member, I had no expectations for the company to live up to. I found the production engaging, compelling, and moving from start to finish. In my relatively well-informed opinion (two graduate degrees in theatre and considerable professional experience), the artistic vision was beautifully conceived and executed and overcame the flaws/challenges inherent in the material itself. I encourage you to disregard Mr. Hoover's apparent boredom and let the impressive work of these artists transport and touch you.
What is attractive? Poor choice of words especially due to the subject matter and society and those with this disease having frustrating standards to uphold...regardless, I'm intrigued to see the choreography/ piece.
I'm not sure what her attractiveness has to do with any of this, and certainly why it is more important to mention before her confidence...
Should be amazing. This group puts on great performances with a tremendous amount of energy and soul.
Ted Hoover certainly makes me want to see this.
Listen to WTF with Marc Maron episode 715 feat. Louie Anderson.
The memories that were pulled from Louie in this interview were used in Maron's interview. I've always thought Maron and Sam Leonard were similarly capable interviewers.
I'm currently immersed in Serpentine with a friend, and we've completely fallen down the rabbit hole on this one. In other words, we're loving it (if not obsessed).
Anyone can join the 'game' through June 11, and it runs until June 23.
Huge shout out to Judith Saunders for all her hard work behind the scenes.
I know the level of outstanding talents putting this production together, from wonderful directors, singers, and musicians to beautiful costumes and stunning backdrop projections! The originality of much of the libretto in no way lessens the power of Mozart's music ("the music is king") as stage director Sarah Young emphasizes and audiences are in for such an engaging, not to be missed experience!
Best last line of a review in 11 years.
I thought Chad Elder was undeservingly left out of this review. His character was spot on and never wavered. He was entertaining and intense. My absolute favorite part of the show.
The production available for license from Samuel French was performed exactly as called for in the script by the appropriate characters including Miss Mona singing The Bus From Amarillo as the final song of the show. Perhaps the reviewer is confusing this with the retooled Anne Margaret national tour production which had a new song added and a different ending to accommodate Ms. Margaret's request.
if it is a proscenium stage...can you tell me where the "arch" is? is it that opening that leads back to the workshop? you do plays in the workshop and call it a proscenium stage?
here is the actual description from their website:
Thrust stage with “In the round” configuration possible.
Six-line set hemp fly system.
Steel grid with steel pipe hanging positions
Extensive package of theatrical lighting, sound and AV equipment.
Full stage black masking and a full stage cyclorama.
Multiple dressing rooms, restrooms, green room,wardrobe room and a rehearsal studio.
Public amenities include spacious lobby, wet bar, concession stand/box office with coat check,
Restrooms, and full wheelchair access.
Reception capacity up to 200.
Pretty sure the first line says it all.
Why was the comedic performance of Max passed over ... To me and others I over heard he made the show!
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