I have always regarded the 1958 decision to award the Best Musical Tony® to The Music Man over West Side Story to be one of the greatest “what were they thinking” moments in theatre history. Yet after seeing the utterly charming Washington Savoyards’ production of The Music Man, I get it.
Archives for February 24, 2009
Krapp’s Last Tape
An old man with a corona of gray hair, (Brian Hemmingsen) sits like a sphinx, staring straight out in silence, palms face down on a beat-up desk. Let that image of Krapp nest in your mind. Rest assured, we’re in Beckett’s theatre-of-the-absurd, where every word is cherished, like a profound poem. As Krapp stirs to […]
This workshop production of Anna K provides a unique look at a well-worn tale. The adaptation by Jacqueline E. Lawton, set in 1920’s Paris, drops hints about pivotal social change along with elements of hedonism, early Dada artistic expressionism, and of course, the ever present tug of love and duty. So many disparate elements would […]
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