Thursday, June 12, 2008

Shows in Shorts

I am thanking the weather gods that the temperature has fallen off a good 10 degrees since last week. It’s projected to be a nearly tolerable 82 degrees at curtain time tonight for “The Compleat Works of Wilm Shkspr (abridged)” tonight at Agecroft. I remember seeing this show at the Barksdale many moons ago with David Bridgewater, Richard Koch and someone else who I can’t recall (Update: as many have pointed out to me, the third actor was Michael Todero) (Update #2: Todaro). I have no idea who Richmond Shakespeare has cast so I truly don’t know what to expect tonight. Except for much zaniness and no small amount of sweat, both onstage and in the house.

I really like eraserhead’s idea, posed as part of the “Critics are not the enemy” discussion, for some kind of ongoing thread of reader-generated conversation at this site. I’ll be exploring options for that over the next week or so and see if I can come up with anything. From collaboration comes progress, right?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

RSF's Cast:
Jeffrey Clevenger, LaSean Greene & David Janosik

Barksdale's 3rd actor:
Michael Todaro

Dave T said...

Dang -- you folks are both omniscient and speedy! Thanks!

Steven Koehler said...

Mike Todero, he also directed Raised in Captivity in Theatre Gym

Actors Guild of Lexington said...

Dave and others-

I have posted my Mike Daisey blog...check it out...I'd love to hear from you...

www.actorsguildoflexington.blogspot.com

Peace
Rick

Frank Creasy said...

To Dave: I'll be at Agecroft tonight, hope you'll say "hey" so I can finally put live-person-face to name! Yes, thank GOD for the break in the weather!

To Rick: Checked out your blog and from that learned you're doing "The Fantasticks" next season. Last night I saw the Indiana Repertory Theatre production in Indianapolis, and it was AWESOME! If you get a chance to make the drive from Lexinton to Indy, you'll be amply rewarded with a great, great production (the fellow playing El Gallo is a former Irene Ryan award winner, and the whole cast is just first rate).

Dave T said...

Sorry, Frank, Agecroft was last night for me. There was a whole clutch of us critics there: Susan H., Mary B., and me. Good times! Hope you enjoy the show -- I'll be at "Guys and Dolls!"

Rick, interesting comments on the Daisey show. Thanks for your insight and synopsis. Seems worthy of a full post and I don't have the time right now. More later...

Jonathan said...

Shameless plug ahead:

Since you all are seeing these shows tonight and not tomorrow, you still have a chance to catch Veronica's Room at Chamberlayne before it closes on Saturday. We have a 2:30 matinee and an 8:00 evening show. I'm in it, so I'm biased, but I think this really is a fantastic show, and I encourage you to check it out!!

Frank Creasy said...

Man - bad timing Dave, sorry about that. And, I'm going tomorrow night (Saturday, that is) to see Guys and Dolls. But hey - I finally have time to GO to shows for a change!

And Jonathan - I DID see Veronica's Room, and yes, it is definitely one of CAT's best efforts that I have seen. Just as thrilling, as, say - WAIT UNTIL DARK in 2002? (Man - has it been six years already???) Anyway, great job Jonathan, a top notch CAT production, hope your closing weekend draws in lots of folks!

Anonymous said...

Correction: Todaro (pretty sure)

Thespis' Little Helper said...

Totally pointless plug, just cuz I saw The Fantasticks mentioned, and to somewhat excuse myself (as much as I really really really wanted to see them) from missing Veronica's Room and That Works Show That I Always Fear Spelling. I have been sequestered to southwestern Virginia (near Galax) to a performing arts camp in the beautiful mountains and have auditions for The Fantasticks tomorrow. One of my favorite shows and my favorite overture of any musical (I really rather detest overtures and entr'actes as a rule).

I did see G&D and LOVED Landon Nagel! FANTASTIC performance. And was very sad that Chris Stewart was out with an injury on opening, so will make a point to see it again when I get back in August.

Those are my ramblings from the mountains.

Mountain Man BC hahahaha

P.S.
according to the playbill, it is Todaro.

Anonymous said...

Complete Works at Barksdale Theatre…arguably the best comedy Barksdale Theatre has ever done! Dawn Westbrook at the helm with an amazing cast just knocked it out of the ball park!