Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Back

I’m back. Nothing like a vacation to remind you of all the ways you’d rather be spending your time other than sitting in an office pounding away at the keyboard. Sigh.

Maybe to shake off these end-o-summer blues, I need to go see a show?

According to the TD, “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” is pretty darn good. (Of course, as is becoming typical, you had to hunt around a bit to find the darn review.) A trip to this show could be just the ticket out of the doldrums.

I was thinking about dropping by the RAPT meeting last night but events (mostly work-related) conspired against me. How was it? Everyone have a good time?

And did anyone talk about how many Richmond theater-related websites there suddenly seems to be? Jackie J. alerted me to RichmondVATheater.com. Looks good – and impressive for a one-woman operation! I particularly like the Events Calendar section, though many shows need to be added – there’s 5 or 6 shows opening in the next several weeks. There might be possibilities for pooling effort here. I guess we’ll see.

Finally, if you have any doubts about how theater permeates the culture: did you see the Emmy Awards on Sunday? Conan O’Brian did a hilarious musical number, a take-off of “We’ve Got Trouble” from “Music Man.” It was a great reminder that theater still forms the cultural foundation that TV and movies build upon. I can't imagine Meredith Wilson ever would have imagined Prof. Harold Hill saying "Gee, we're screwed!" -- so the times have changed!

2 comments:

Joe Pabst said...

"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" can't be described in one word, so here are several: Hilarious! Moving! Fantastic! It had me crying with laughter, then fighting back real tears in the emotional scenes. Every relationship foible and phobia is exposed in the most tender and humorous ways! I loved it! It's perfect! It should never change!

Pnlkotula said...

Oddly enough, Sesame Street did their own take on "Trouble" this morning when poor Baby Bear needed help with his growl.