Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Here’s a link to my piece in the latest Style about upcoming productions of “Grease” and “Cats” (by Barksdale/Steward School and SPARC, respectively). I strained my brain as hard as I could but I couldn’t come up with some semi-pithy way to talk about Cats slipping on Grease (or perhaps frying in it?). A funny image, perhaps, but not really relevant to anything. Talking to both Mr. Kniffen and Mr. Seward made me want to run right over and check out the Cramer Center at Steward School. It sounds simply gorgeous. I’ve been out there a dozen times for soccer/field hockey games and didn’t know there was a Broadway caliber stage lurking in one of the buildings.

Mr. Width gave me a little preview of how the grand finale/rise to heaven is going to happen in “Cats.” I have complete faith in Tom’s ability to create something truly magical. I’m taking all of my kids and even my mom to see the production, so it better be good!

In the meantime, it seems that my post on Macbeth generated some actual feedback! Yay! Here’s a link to my review to the production. Some folks out there seem to agree with some of my points but those of you who don’t – and perhaps vehemently disagree – don’t shy away from posting your opinion as well.


Anonymous said...

Where are the pictures of the actual Cats/Greasers??

Dave T said...

I was a little disappointed that Style didn't use one of the pictures with the Cats kids in their full costumes, choosing instead a somewhat frenetic action shot from rehearsal. So it goes -- I don't make those decisions.

But after futzing around with Blogger for a while, I've posted one of the Cats shots here. Enjoy.