I enjoy live theater, even bad live plays. There is something magical about actors right in front of you, live, liable to make mistakes or fall down, or just be wonderful. What a risk it is to step out on a stage and give your best performance, not knowing if they will love you or throw vegetables. For the audience and the actors, it is a step into the unknown.
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Thursday: art ah zen
i took Mr. Zen to see a local play Saturday night. It was great fun.
We saw a performance of "Spamalot". There were few actors so they played all the parts, from the not quite dead guy to the french soldiers taunting King Arthur. Lots of wigs and quick costume changes for men and women. The man who sang the lead reminded me of the older James Doohan, Scotty from Star Trek. He did not have the best singing voice i have ever heard but he was so good in the part. He had fun with it and so did we. The woman who sang the Lady of the Lake role had a voice that was bigger than the room when she let it out. Now that isn't saying much since the room held about 100 people including the cast and crew but she had voice enough for the Taj Mahal. Everyone did a fine job and it was very enjoyable.
We got the tickets through a club called Goldstar, they offer reduced priced tickets to a lot of venues. I got great seats for a Cirque Du Soleil at half price which was still kind of pricey but it was a faboo show. I also got tickets for a show in the same area as "Spamalot" and it was not so good. But it was still fun just being there live where anything can happen.
Do you like live theater, even cheesy little productions? What have you seen? Maybe you yourself are in a local theater work shop. Tell us!