||[Apr. 11th, 2008|10:57 am]
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Jeff & I went to see Tommy last night. As in, the music that was on Broadway for a while back in the 90s (The Who's Tommy, but not at all like the movie). It was being put on by a theatre group at CSUN.
Parts of it were pretty good, and everyone was definitely talented. Parts just looked sloppy -- like, they didn't have enough time or money to get it right, so they just sort of left it. Parts were just...huh? Instead of an actual 10 year old child, they had a puppet. With a puppeteer that was onstage whenever the puppet needed to be moving. It was just...odd. And distracting. And couldn't have done great things for the actors who had to work with the puppet. And, just...WTF? I'm not sure if they were trying to go for some sort of symbolism, or what, but whatever it was, I didn't get it.
And the English accents were *awful*. They were mostly not there, but then every so often a few words would be very Eliza Dolittle-esque.
But hey...it only cost $10, and was a pleasant reminder of the Broadway production. And fun, which was really all I was going for.
Hmm...I am wondering if I should give up this computer to one of my fellow potential jury people...