Thursday, May 29, 2008

Urges

I stopped in at my local Ukrop’s last night and they hadn’t yet received this week’s Style (boo! hiss!) so I picked up the latest Urge instead. I was pleasantly surprised – as I was with their first issue – to see a couple of stories on theater, including a preview on “Guys and Dolls” and a nice overview of local cabaret penned by Billy Christopher Maupin. Good work, BC!

Before I totally submit to my urge to create a big groundswell of support for another production of “King Island Christmas” (yeah – because that’s the kind of power I yield! HA!), I went back and looked up my review of the show 8 years ago. In my memory, it just had great music and as Steve says it was a kick to see two Millers and two Whiteways on stage and there were great performances by Fernando Rivadeniera and Jerold Solomon. I kinda forgot that there were some story issues. But hey, even Peter Pan has some significant plot problems (um, the crocodile just appears on cue?) and it’s still a perennial fave!

This is also a good opportunity to point out that Jerold seems to be doing well, appearing on Broadway currently in the smashing revival of “South Pacific.” He even lists “King Island Christmas” in his bio!

6 comments:

The Never Fairy said...

The crocodile doesn't just "appear on cue." The croc is lurking around, always in search of Captain Hook. So it's often nearby anyway. :)

Btw, there's a new Peter Pan novel coming out. Unlike prequels and sequels that exists, this one doesn't contradict the original stories. It's based on Barrie's notes to continue Pan's adventure. Click on my name for the announcement page.

Dave T said...

Hmmm....interesting. The croc in the recent production (which I loved for many reasons!) just appeared from the hull of Hook's ship at the end and ignored all other potential meals throughout. It's just a story, I know, but it's a bit of a challenge to the overly logical mind (but then again, you've got children flying, Pan not aging, etc. etc. -- plenty of fantastical elements that aren't meant to be logical).

Interesting also to get your comment, Mr. Von Brown, though I thought you were referring to the official sequel that just came out, 'Peter Pan in Scarlet'. I heard an interview with the author (who won a contest to be able to write the sequel) and it sounded like an interesting extension of Barrie's original ideas. Both books are a testament to the enduring attraction of the boy who refused to grow up!

Anonymous said...

"Peter Pan in Scarlet" contains many discrepencies with Barrie's original texts.

Anonymous said...

On a different note, does anyone else think that it is hideously tacky for the wife of the board president of CAT to write a letter to the editor of the TD using the controversy over Little Dog Laughed to get a free commercial for Veronica's Room? Does anyone else think Bruce's response on the Barksdale Blog is totally appropriate, quite mannered and perhaps he could have gone further? I do... "We're all in this together?" No we're not and we never have been...Good grief...

Peace
Rick

Thespis' Little Helper said...

Ummm...well...dang. I thought I was gonna get to plug my cabaret (mad about the boy(s), ComedySportz, next Sunday, June 8, 8PM, Tickets only $10!), but it seems that much more interesting things are going on!

So instead of plugging my show(266-9377 for reservations; and be sure to arrive early to grab a beer...which always makes everything better), I'll just say thanks for the compliment on the article!

Andrew Hamm said...

Did those copies of Style ever show up? I wonder if Ukrop's may have withheld the issues because of the provocative cover image.