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#909: Classical Theatre of Harlem

I know what it says about this city, the country, and our world that the production of Macbeth presented on an outdoor stage during a steamy summer was not crowded until–well, ever. I arrived an hour before the show and there were 4 other people there. The audience didn’t start to filter in steadily until a half hour before the play started, and even at curtain time, there were still seats available.

I know what it means that this fantastic night of theater is relatively unknown in the city, despite being an innovative adaptation filled with talented actors.

I know it’s important to recognize and discuss why this free event was the first time I’ve been to a free event here that didn’t require a fight or at the very least strong patience to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 28, 2016 in Theater

 

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#889: See Troll

I’ve been to my share–and likely yours as well–of small plays in New York. So I think I have a decent background to draw upon when viewing one.

At an hour and 20 minutes, Troll was at least a half hour too long–not because it felt long, but because there was a scene of at least a half hour that had nothing to do with the rest of the play. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2016 in Theater

 

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#877: Puppet playlist

“I’ve lived in New York almost 11 years, and this is in the top 5 for Most Brooklyn Experience Ever.”

Maybe my viewing companion was right. He was certainly right when he said we weren’t the intended audience for this show.

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Posted by on March 19, 2016 in Theater

 

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#833: See Jekyll & Hyde

The trouble with only knowing certain musicals through their songs via the piano music you had growing up is that you only know them through their songs via the piano music.

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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Theater

 

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#805: See a robot ballet

Professional ballerinas don’t have to worry about robots taking over their jobs anytime soon.

Still, it was more than a little creepy to see these machines dancing around the stage, playing music, being applauded by the audience.

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Posted by on June 10, 2015 in Theater

 

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#803: UCB East

Witnessing some of the worst stand-up comedy (this category has a lot of competition so I can’t just give it the prize outright) I’ve ever seen, I felt uncomfortable.  After the show, I felt bad for these comedians for being so terrible.

Later, I felt dumb for feeling bad.  So they were terrible.  Do I have a monthly show at the Upright Citizens Brigade?

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Posted by on June 3, 2015 in Theater

 

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#753: See Wicked

I couldn’t see any facial expressions of the characters on the stage, but for $20 tickets without having to stand in line (we got them through work), I can’t complain.

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Posted by on January 29, 2015 in Theater

 

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