Friday, September 23, 2005

And now for something completely different

In non-hurricane related news, I've seen a few shows in the last week. I don't want to write reviews just yet because that takes time and frankly, I'm tired and don't want to.

But here's a little info about them:

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Loved it! Hilarious show with great catchy songs. John Lithgow was amazing. Norbert Leo Butz was slimy and wonderful. Joanna Gleason was fabulous. I was so thrilled to finally see her live. I went with British David and our seats (5th row, center) were great.

The Big Voice: God or Merman? - Not bad. A little uneven, both in the book and the music, but still a pretty good night of theater. This is a little two man cabaret/musical about the life and love (of theater, music and each other) shared by the writer/performers Steve Schalchlin (who wrote The Last Session) and Jim Brochu. Some really funny bits, some really sad bits, some bits that go on a little too long, but like I said, I enjoyed it. Plus, I ran into Jere while I was there, so I had someone to discuss the play with.

Holy Cross Sucks - I really, really liked this. I thought it was funny and smart. It's a one man show, written and performed by Rob Nash. He plays a group of friends in high school in Houston in the '80s. And their teachers. And their parents. If you get a chance to see this one before it closes (on Oct. 1), you should.

3 comments:

David said...

I loved Scoundrels, too.

I've heard good things about Holy Cross Sucks, but as a non-Catholic and non-Christian, I'm wondering how much resonance it will have with me.

Hadn't heard about The Big Voice, but I loved The Last Session.

Look forward to your full reviews.

Joe said...

Hey!

Steve Schachlin is a friend of mine!

He wrote a song about me.

True story!

(good to see you tuesday)

SteveSchalchlin said...

Hey! I'm Steve Schalchlin! Glad you liked The Big Voice. We had a terrific audience response and have gotten some investors because of that performance. Keep yer fingers crossed for us as we head for off-Broadway.